Tuesday, October 27, 2009
New Orleans' hot quintet the Rebirth Brass Band headlines Highland Jazz & Blues Fest on Sat, Nov 14, noon to 5 pm
"Want to support a community music festival - one that I've never been to but very excited about attending for the first time on November 14th?" writes a member of the recently-arrived creative class, Matt Bailey.
"Check out the Highland Jazz and Blues Festival - to be held from noon-5 pm in Historic Columbia Park on Nov. 14. www.highlandjazzandblues.org
Headlining act is the incredibly awesome Rebirth Brass Band - a New Orleans institution.
There will be two stages of non-stop music, a food court, and an "artist alley" featuring their original-design festival posters and t-shirts. And, you get it all for free. Yes, there is no admission charge for the 6th annual neighborhood festival.
Here's the deal: in keeping the event free and neighborhood-friendly, they rely on sponsorships (for businesses) and memberships (for families and individuals) to keep the music going. I'm not asking you to contribute, I'm just bringing it to your attention as folks who want to promote culture in Shreveport."
Well said, creative friend. Let me put some $ where my camera and dancing shoes will certainly go on the 14th.