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30 Americans

Apr 24 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Bootsy Collins

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
 Founding father of funk Bootsy Collins funks up The Joy Theater during… more

Crescent City…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014

Jazz in the Park

Apr 24 - Jun 5, 2014
The People United for Armstrong Park (PUfAP) is thrilled to unveil the lineup… more

Ogden After Hours-…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
Ogden After Hours is the place to go on Thursday nights to to hear Southern… more

Slightly Stoopid

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
 Slightly Stoopid will be bringing their signature San Diego vibe to New… more

Slightly Stoopid with…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
While it’s a rare commodity for a band to tour as consistently as… more

The Andrews Brothers

Apr 24 - 26, 2014
Mistaken identities, madcap comedy, romance and miscal treasures fill this… more

Zurich Classic

Apr 24 - 27, 2014
Golf fans will have a chance to support regional children's charities while… more

Brass & Glass

Apr 25 - 25, 2014
Join us for the third annual Brass & Glass the first weekend of Jazz Fest!… more

New Orleans Jazz &…

Apr 25 - May 5, 2014
Jazz Fest is the celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans… more

PINTS & PLAYS

Apr 25 - Nov 25, 2014
PINTS & PLAYS is a monthly play reading in the true spirit of New Orleans. … more

Audubon Aquarium of…

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Audubon Aquarium will host Party for the Planet, with events including live… more

Flowtribe

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Straight out of New Orleans and into your ear-holes, Flow Tribe brings the… more

Historic Saturday…

Apr 26 - Nov 22, 2014
One of the keys to understanding NOLA’s past, present, and future is to… more

MOGWAI + Majeure

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Must be 18 or older with Proper ID MOGWAI plus Majeure DATE: Saturday, April… more

Neighborhood Pet…

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Neighborhood Pet Adoption & Bake Sale, sponsored by the LA/SPCA will be… more

Shamarr Fest at…

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
 A new and powerful addition to post-Jazz Fest revelry, Shamarr Fest… more

An Evening with The…

Apr 27 - 27, 2014
Gospel/Blues/Rock supergroup The Word features John Medeski (Medeski Martin… more

Early Modern Faces: …

Apr 27 - Jun 29, 2014
This exhibition brings together nearly ninety Old Master paintings and prints… more

30 Americans

Apr 24 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Vampire Festival Presents New Summer Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Camille Burgin
Midsummer Nightmare Festival Director
504-335-8400
camiburgin@gmail.com

Asif Ahmed
Midsummer Nightmare Festival Director
504-298-VAMP
asif@reelenergy.com      

Vampire Festival Presents New Summer Festival
Midsummer Nightmare Continues in the Vampire Tradition and Beyond......

New Orleans, LA - March 31, 2012 - New Orleans in the summer. Hot, sultry, sweet. The things dreams are made of. And nightmares...

Today, The Vampire Film Festival announced the creation of a new spin-off festival, Midsummer Nightmare, taking place July 12-15th. Inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream", the festival looks to intertwine the beauty of Shakespeare and the magic of New Orleans to create something truly unique.

But don't let the Nightmare fool you.  This festival isn't just about horror.  "We wanted to create a new festival that included all things mythical," said Asif Ahmed, co-creator of Midsummer Nightmare "and there is no better place than New Orleans to carry on that tradition."

"New Orleans has the atmosphere and is the perfect setting to premiere the talent and imagination of writers and filmmakers of the supernatural. And, it will also offer a cool retreat from the scorching summer heat," said New Orleans local and festival director, Camille Burgin.
The festival will screen feature length and short films dealing with anything in the supernatural realm.  "We'll have everything from witches, werewolves, monsters, even fairies, animation, and children's films.  And maybe even a vampire or two," said Kaye McKlaine, festival coordinator.  "This festival is like the Garden of Eden, beautiful yet treacherous, where both good and evil reside."

It's not just a film festival, though.  "We wanted to create something beyond that." said Ahmed.  In addition to the films, the festival will host a variety of events, including a Haunted History Tour, Pub Crawls, Tarot Readings, a Funeral Procession, and a Vampire Wine Tasting, just to name a few.  

For additional information about the festival, go to nolamidsummernightmare.com

 

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