FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chief Administrative Officer
Irma Thomas To Headline Old U.S. Mint
Presented by Friends of the Cabildo
Join the Friends of the Cabildo as the "Soul Queen of New Orleans, plays her first concert at the Old U.S. Mint's 3rd Floor Performance Space at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24th. Tickets are $35 for general admission and $25 for FOC/LMF member. Seats are limited to 175 people and can be purchased by calling the FOC office at (504) 523-3939 or online at www.friendsofthecabildo.org. Tickets are not expected be available the night of the event.
Playing the event as a fundraiser for the Friends of the Cabildo, Thomas has been active in the New Orleans music scene over 50 years and had hits such as Ruler of My Heart and It's Raining. Thomas won her first Grammy in 2007 for the album After the Rain. She also recorded Time is on My Side in 1964, which was recorded by the Rolling Stones the same year. Since her first album in 1964, Thomas has recorded 19 albums and collaborated with legends such as Allen Toussaint, B.B. King and Dr. John.
Finished in 2012, the 3rd Floor Performance Space at the Old U.S. Mint is a $4-million joint collaboration between the Louisiana State Museum and the National Park Service. The space includes a soundproof performance hall with video and audio recording capabilities as well as a full recording studio.
Irma Thomas at the Old U.S. Mint is set for Friday, May 24th at 7 p.m. Museum Doors open at 6:00 p.m and the performance space will open at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $35 for general admission and $25 for Friends of the Cabildo and Louisiana Museum Foundation Members.To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact Kaydee Nenninger at 504-523-3939 or go online at www.friendsofthecabildo.org
Friends of the Cabildo is a private non-profit volunteer group that provides financial and volunteer support for the Louisiana State Museum, its projects and its property. Since incorporating in 1956, the Friends of the Cabildo has grown into a large statewide membership organization, a dynamic and motivating force in broadening and supporting the aims of the Louisiana State Museum.