FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chief Administrative Officer
Jon Cleary To Headline Old U.S. Mint
Presented by Friends of the Cabildo
Join the Friends of the Cabildo as funk and R&B piano player Jon Cleary, plays his first concert at the Old U.S. Mint's 3rd Floor Performance Space at 7 p.m. Friday, September 20th. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $25 for FOC/LMF member. Seats are limited to 150 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 (FOC) and the first of five concerts at the Mint for the FOC, Cleary has studied the musical culture and life of New Orleans. Cleary, a native of England, has played with musical greats such as Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal and B.B. King. Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen have played the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival as well as the popular festival Bonnaroo. Cleary will be performing at the Old U.S. Mint as a solo act.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. Jon Cleary at the Old U.S. Mint is set for Friday, September 20th 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 $30 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.