Upcoming Events



Oct 21 - 21, 2016
Artist Thomas Mann will don his chef's hat to host a private… more

Annual ‘Up on the…

Oct 21 - 21, 2016
The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital – a not-for-profit… more

Art is the Driving…

Oct 21 - Dec 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Oct 21 - 22, 2016
Join us for the artistic and fearless group - The Cole Williams Band! more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 21 - 29, 2016
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Concerts in the…

Oct 21 - 21, 2016
Now in its ninth year, The Historic New Orleans Collection's Concerts in the… more

Danse Macabre- The…

Oct 21 - 30, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection will be offering a special Halloween-themed… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 21, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Dragon Eye Moon

Oct 21 - 21, 2016
This band plays all the mixtures of Rock-N-Roll music. more

Education Gallery…

Oct 21 - Nov 27, 2016
Artists and Sense of Place Residency Show featuring artwork created by students… more

Ghosts in the Oaks

Oct 21 - 23, 2016
Join us at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family friendly… more

Historic New Orleans…

Oct 21, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

House of Blues…

Oct 21 - Dec 30, 2016
Every Friday join us in the Voodoo Garden for live music, beer and drink… more

New Orleans Secrets…

Oct 21 - 22, 2016
Part ghost hunt, part séance...there's nothing else in New Orleans like… more

Ogden Museum of…

Oct 21 - Nov 8, 2016
Each year, the Ogden Museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead),… more

Oktoberfest NOLA

Oct 21 - 22, 2016
Cost $8 - children 12 and under free - tickets available at gate … more

Spooky Tour for Kids

Oct 21, 2016 - Sep 21, 2026
On this tour for kids, we will search for and possibly find these playful and… more

The Franchise

Oct 21 - Dec 30, 2016
The best of the cream of the crop. A showcase of the heavyweights. The… more

Wheel Fun Rentals…

Oct 21 - 23, 2016
Located at New Orleans City Park, Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch is the place… more

" Enduring Legacy,…

Oct 22 - 22, 2016
The Louisiana Creole Research Association presents a special collaboration of… more


Oct 21 - 21, 2016
Artist Thomas Mann will don his chef's hat to host a private… more


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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 For more information, visit


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 for more information or to make a donation.