NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Historic Faubourg Tremé Association (HFTA), in partnership with the New Orleans Jazz Museum, announced today the 2021 Tremé Virtual & Cultural Festival, a virtual and live in-person fundraising festival featuring the Tremé Brass Band, clarinetist Dr. Michael White, and James Andrews and the Crescent City All-Stars, Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 6pm – 9pm at the New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tickets are on sale at EventBrite. The outdoor festival will feature an auction, delicacies from local chefs and fine spirits; and will be available for viewing live on the Historic Faubourg Tremé Association (HFTA)and the New Orleans Jazz Museum Facebook pages. For additional information, please visit www.hfta.org.
Proceeds of the festival support HFTA’s continuous effort to support the architecture, culture and history of the Tremé community. During 2021, HFTA disbursed one-time grants to individuals and cultural organizations in need of financial assistance due to the pandemic, in addition to previous gifts given to St. Augustine Church and other cultural non-profits, over the past five years. HFTA, a vibrant neighborhood association, is committed to strengthening the musical and cultural bearers, small businesses and vital community institutions of Tremé.
“After the cancellation of the 2020 Tremé Fall Festival due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we felt it was important to support the residents of Tremé, we reimagined the event into a virtual and live concert in front of a small audience, by also streaming the event on our Facebook pages, we hope to bring the joy of Tremé and New Orleans to friends and fans throughout the region, nation and the world,” states Naydja Bynum, Vice President of HFTA and Co-Chair of the event along with her husband, Adolph Bynum, Sr.
The festival’s broadcast will also include a series of pre-recorded “I Am Tremé” moments that will highlight sponsors, notable residents, businesses and organizations that contribute to the fabric of Tremé, America’s oldest African American neighborhood.
The festival will adhere to health and safety guidelines including social distancing, mask wearing, and limited capacities in accordance with City of New Orleans and State of Louisiana guidelines.
The 2021 Tremé Virtual & Cultural Festival sponsors include New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, New Orleans Jazz Museum, New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network, with support from the City of New Orleans Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy, The State of Louisiana, WDSU, Witry Collective, The John Cummings Family, Backatown Coffee Parlour, Raggedy Andy, Russel & Chontel Frank, Geoff & Holly Snodgrass, Elaine and Thom Branch, Orleans Parish Sherriff, Seven Three Distillery, Offbeat Magazine, New Orleans Magazine, Clarksburg Winery and Doby Properties, LLC (Naydja & Adolph Bynum).