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EN MAS’: Carnival and…

May 27 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

May 27 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Le Petit Theatre…

May 27 - 31, 2015
This classic Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical traces the lives of… more

Lecture: “Finding…

May 27 - 27, 2015
Join us at the Historic New Orleans Collection for the Lecture: "Finding… more

Pub Quiz

May 27 - 27, 2015
Join us every Wednesday at the Irish House for Pub Quiz. more

Purchased Lives: New…

May 27 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Remembering Jeffrey…

May 27 - 27, 2015
Join Carol Bebelle, Ron Bechet, Stella Jones, Margaret Slade Kelly, Martin… more

Tennessee Williams:…

May 27 - 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Maison Dupuy…

May 27 - 27, 2015
Join us at the Maison Dupuy for Sippin' in the Courtyard. The Maison Dupuy will… more

The Victory Belles…

May 27 - 27, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

May 27 - 27, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

ETCHYNPÜFE Group Show…

May 28 - 31, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to host ETCHYNPÜFE, a group show… more

Jazz in the Park…

May 28 - 28, 2015
Jazz in the Park returns for eight straight weeks this spring, running from… more

The Irish House…

May 28 - 28, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Patrick Cooper. more

Yappy Hour in the…

May 28 - 28, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

The Irish House…

May 29 - 29, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Patie O'Sullivan. more

My Leg, My Choice…

May 30 - 30, 2015
Lace up your sneakers for a good cause. Proceeds from the race will support… more

New Orleans Oyster…

May 30 - 31, 2015
You better not eat for days leading up to the 2015 New Orleans Oyster Festival.… more

NORDC Movies in the…

May 30 - 30, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of "Dolphin Tale… more

Saturday Farmers…

May 30 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

May 27 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

FIYAWERX PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FOR 2nd ANNUAL FIYA FEST

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Lauren Busch/Ashley Abed
Brustman Carrino Public Relations
bcpr@brustmancarrinopr.com / 305-573-0658

FIYAWERX PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FOR 2nd ANNUAL FIYA FEST
May 2nd All-Day Music Festival to Benefit The Roots of Music

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Orleans, LA - On Friday, May 2, 2014, the second annual FIYA FEST will give locals and visitors a day filled with unique experiences of the performing, cultural and culinary arts, while raising funds for New Orleans local non-profit organization, The Roots of Music. The 2014 Line Up includes over 95 artists on three stages; delicious boiled crawfish; a food court and a silent auction. FIYA FEST will take place at Mardi Gras World from Noon - 8 p.m.

Chris Rogers, co-founder of Fiyawerx Productions, explains, "Fiya Fest is all about raising funds and awareness to help The Roots of Music in their mission of teaching and empowering New Orleans' youth.  We hope everyone will come out for a great day of music while supporting such an amazing program and in turn helping us to ensure that the music of New Orleans lives on through its most vital asset... its children!"

This year's programming will span the gamut of New Orleans music including Funk, Soul, Jam, Rock, Roots and Jazz fusion.  Artists include Maceo Parker with Eric Krasno, Nikki Glaspie, Nigel Hall, Calvin Turner, The Shady Horns, George Porter Jr., Roosevelt Collier, Ivan Neville, Tony Hall, Terrence Houston, Big Sam, Sam Kininger, Mike Clark, Bill Summers, Donald Harrison, Blackbyrd McKnight, Bernie Worrell, Fred Wesley, Karl Denson, Doug Wimbish, Stanton Moore, Ben Ellman, Mark Mullins, Shamarr Allen, Kevin O'Day, Matt Perrine with Rahzel, Brandon Niederauer, The Revivalists, Mike Dillon, Carly Meyers, Pete Murano, Jennifer Hartswick, Khris Royal, Maggie Koerner, Robert Walter, Will Bernard, Robert Mercurio, The Mike Dillon Band, Eddie Roberts' West Coast Sounds, The Nth Power, 101 Runners, Corey Henry's Treme Funktet, The Heard with The Houseman, Eric Lindell, Clint Maedgen, Marco Benevento, Cyril Neville, Corey Glover, Eric McFadden, Papa Mali, Billy Iuso and DJ Logic.  

FIYA FEST will take place on Friday, May 2nd at Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place.  Doors open at 11am and performances begin at Noon.  Tickets start at $75 and are available at http://fiyafest2014.eventbrite.com/. For more information, visit http://www.fiyafest.com/.

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About The Roots of Music

The Roots of Music empowers the youth of New Orleans through music education, academic support and mentorship while preserving and promoting the unique musical and cultural heritage of our city.  Co-founded in 2007 by Rebirth Brass Band drummer Derrick Tabb and Allison Reinhardt, with programming beginning in 2008, the  New Orleans-based non-profit organization provides free, year-round music education to low income kids 9-14 years of age, aiming to teach students the necessary skills they need to lead positive, productive, self-reliant lives.  Free academic and musical instruction is provided, as well as all instruments, transportation and daily hot meals.  The Roots of Music annually serves more than 140 children living all across Orleans Parish from over 40 different schools. Please visit http://www.therootsofmusic.org/ for more information or to make a donation.