On Sunday, May 16, WWOZ will present Gulf Aid, a benefit concert to raise funds for efforts to stop the oil spill from destroying our wetlands, as well as for fishermen and their families. The concert runs from noon to 10 p.m. -- rain or shine -- at Mardi Gras World River City in New Orleans. WWOZ will broadcast live from the concert, so stay tuned to the WWOZ live broadcast page for details.
The amazing lineup for this important benefit includes John Legend, Lenny Kravitz, Allen Toussaint, Mos Def, Ani DiFranco, The Voice of the Wetlands Allstars (featuring Tab Benoit, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr., Waylon Thibodeaux, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Sansone, and Johnny Vidacovich), Zachary Richard, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Irvin Mayfield's Playhouse Revue, Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers, Jeremy Davenport, Rebirth Brass Band, MyNameIsJohnMichael, Big Sam and many more artists to be announced.
Tickets are $50, available exclusively via Elevate Tickets. VIP packages will be available. All funds will be managed and distributed by Gulf Aid, a 501(c3) nonprofit corporation created in partnership with WWOZ to ensure that all proceeds and donations are distributed to organizations to focus on two key elements of recovery - the wetlands/coastal environmental issues and the well-being of fishermen and the regional seafood industry.
You can also send donations to:
P.O. Box 6917
Metairie, LA 70009
The event is sponsored by Rehage Entertainment, producer of the Voodoo Experience and the Essence Music Festival, as well as Sidney D. Torres, IV, owner of SDT Waste and Debris.
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More on Gulf Aid from WWOZ.org.