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Artist Spotlight…

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

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 31 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 31 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 31 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Mar 31 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 31 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Voices Not Forgotten…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Many of us have heard our elders talking about the great music and fancy dances… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Apr 1 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Apr 1 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Apr 1 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Opera on Tap

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Now in its 8th season, Opera on Tap - New Orleans is attracting people from… more

Smoker's World…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Smoker's World featuring Eric… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Victory Belles…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Exhibition Opening -…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art will showcase works from the Ogden… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Apr 2 - 4, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Longvue House and…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Dine at the magnificent estate of Longue Vue House and Gardens while brushing… more

Artist Spotlight…

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