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17th Annual Martin…

Mar 2 - 7, 2015
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Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 2 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 2 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 2 - May 24, 2015
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Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 2 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Preservation Jazz…

Mar 2 - 2, 2015
Live New Orleans Jazz Nightly! more

Tennessee Williams:…

Mar 2 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 2 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

The Joy Theater…

Mar 3 - 3, 2015
Much like acts like The Smiths or Joy Division before them, Above & Beyond… more

Jazz Pilates with…

Mar 4 - 25, 2015
The French Market and The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park are proud… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 4 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Ogden After Hours…

Mar 5 - 5, 2015
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The Columns Hotel…

Mar 5 - 26, 2015
The Historical Columns Hotel with its "sophiscicated atmosphere" and… more

Yappy Hour at The…

Mar 5 - 5, 2015
Yappy Hour at the The Velvet Cactus - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Sorry, no dogs… more

Friends of the…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Local jazz band, the Panorama Jazz Band, will bookend the final concert of… more

Jefferson Arts…

Mar 6 - 15, 2015
Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Music at the Mint…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Billie performs mainly in an avant-garde, free style painting expansive… more

Ponchatoula Antique…

Mar 6 - 8, 2015
Featuring-Antique Collectibles Booth, Fine Arts & Crafts Booth, Food Booth,… more

Preservation Jazz…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
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17th Annual Martin…

Mar 2 - 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Celebrate New Orleans’ Jazz at the Steamboat Stomp

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Vicki Voelker
Gambel Communications
504.324.4242 | vicki@gambelpr.com
 
Celebrate New Orleans' Jazz at the Steamboat Stomp
Steamboat NATCHEZ hosts inaugural music festival celebrating the birthplace of jazz

New Orleans (July 25, 2013) - New Orleans is a town rich in musical history and has long influenced musical styles throughout the nation. In celebration of New Orleans' jazz heritage, the New Orleans Steamboat Company is thrilled to announce its inaugural Steamboat Stomp traditional jazz festival, taking place Friday, October 11 - Sunday, October 13, 2013, in New Orleans. The three-day program will feature some of the world's finest musicians performing New Orleans-style jazz on one of the last authentic steamboats still operating in the United States.

Designed for jazz enthusiasts, the Steamboat Stomp events take place aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ in the French Quarter with a Saturday night concert reception at the Bourbon Orleans. The program will feature live performances by Duke Heitger and the Steamboat Stompers, Banu Gibson, Dukes of Dixieland, Yerba Buena Stompers, Solid Harmony, Tim Laughlin, Butch Thompson and Solid Harmony.

The Steamboat Stomp emphasizes the historical and cultural significance of jazz on the Mississippi River through a weekend of live performances in traditional venues. The Mississippi River and steamboat excursions were integral in spreading New Orleans' born jazz music throughout the country and popularizing the hot brass sounds of Louis Armstrong, Fate Marable, and many more.  This festival will generate new interest and further the appreciation for what is arguably the New Orleans' most important indigenous tradition.

"If it were not for the jazz entertainment aboard steamboats coming from New Orleans, jazz music may never have discovered by the rest of the nation," said Adrienne Thomas, director of sales and marketing for the Steamboat Natchez. "The Steamboat Stomp is a time to appreciate our jazz roots with great local music and recognize the importance of riverboat culture in bringing jazz music to the world."

Registration is open now for weekend passes to all events. The festivities will begin Friday night with a charted cruise aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ featuring two stages of simultaneous music. New Orleans' style food served by the Steamboat's renowned chef and local beverages will be available for purchase. Saturday afternoon festivities will be integrated into the NATCHEZ's two regularly scheduled day-time cruises followed by a festive evening concert reception at the Bourbon Orleans. The Steamboat Stomp will close out on Sunday back aboard the Steamboat with a traditional gospel jazz brunch featuring New Orleans classics, such as Red Velvet Hotcakes, cheese grits, house-cured ham and more.

Registration for Steamboat Stomp is now open through NewOrleansSteamboat.com/SteamboatStomp/reserve.html. Weekend packages are available for $200.  Patron-level and sponsor packages are also available starting at $300. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please email Duke Heitger at dukeheit@bellsouth.net.

The New Orleans Steamboat Company was founded by Wilbur and Bill Dow after the rebuilding of the Toulouse Street Wharf in the French Quarter in 1974. Less than one year later, the 1600 passenger Steamboat NATCHEZ was christened. New Orleans Steamboat Company is well recognized and regarded for its contribution to the New Orleans cultural landscape and tourism industry. Since 1975, the Steamboat NATCHEZ has sailed daily offering Mississippi River cruises featuring live jazz, wonderful New Orleans cuisine and the best view in town! Take a cruise and experience part of our American Heritage. The New Orleans Steamboat Company also owns Gray Line Tours.  For more information, please call 504-586-8777 or visit www.neworleanssteamboatcompany.com.

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