Via Preservation Hall Jazz Band…
Following last year’s sold-out, inaugural Preservation Hall Ball, we are proud to announce the 2nd annual event at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans on Saturday, October 3rd in addition to an expansion event at the historic Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco on Friday, November 6th. We join our friends Beats Antique, Meshell Ndegeocello, Corey Glover of Living Colour, Deacon John Moore, Pinettes Brass Band with more special guests to be announced in the upcoming weeks.
The Preservation Hall Ball is a celebration of our musical past, present and future. The musicians who perform at the Hall, most of who I grew up with and learned under, are the bedrock that we all stand on. The Ball is a celebration of them and their families’ legacy. It’s a way for us to acknowledge and celebrate these important time honored traditions and the musicians and families who have nurtured New Orleans music for over a century. -Ben Jaffe
All proceeds from the Preservation Hall Ball will benefit The Preservation Hall Foundation and support its mission to “protect, preserve and perpetuate the music and heritage of New Orleans.” The Foundation’s music education programs serve underprivileged children in the greater New Orleans area with classes by master jazz practitioners that perform regularly at Preservation Hall. The Foundation sponsors a wide array of community programs ranging from school field trips, master classes, free community performances, and private lessons.
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10:00 a.m.