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"America's Wartime…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Known for close harmonies, synchronized dance steps, and exuberant performances… more

25th Annual New…

Oct 22 - 23, 2014
The New Orleans Film Festival- Louisiana's only industry-recognized film… more

GALATOIRE’S 33 BAR &…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak will present a beer dinner featuring New Belgium… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Oct 22 - Nov 26, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lagniappe…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Join local author Sally Asher as she discusses her new book Hope and New… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring YOJIMBO. more

THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Oct 22 - 30, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Mysterious…

Oct 22 - Nov 23, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

The Ritz-Carlton, New…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans and NOLA Brewing Company have joined forces to… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 22 - Nov 19, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 22, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

ThinkerKids Workshop…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Come explore as we do three out of this world science experiments: a hoop… more

Tricks... Treats...…

Oct 22 - Nov 8, 2014
Kids won't want to miss this strange tour when we pull away the mask and see… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

31st Annual Halloween…

Oct 23 - 26, 2014
Join us for the 31st annual Halloween New Orleans, a weekend-long LGBT… more

Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

Henry Turner Jr. &…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
The hometown favorites are well known for their style of music that encompasses… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 23 - 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Jazz in the Park…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Loyola Jazz…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
 The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the… more

"America's Wartime…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Known for close harmonies, synchronized dance steps, and exuberant performances… more

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

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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.