NOCCA’s “Home for the Holidays”

NOCCA hosted a celebrity lineup of musicians in a benefit concert for the Daniel Price Memorial Fund
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Dr. Steve Price during filming
Photos courtesy New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts

Named in memory of a New Orleans Center for Creative Arts alum, “Home for the Holidays” supports the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists, overseen by the NOCCA Foundation, which was established to give exceptional graduates the opportunity to pursue higher educational studies in music and visual arts.

“Home for the Holidays 2020” featured performances by Jon Batiste, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Irma Thomas, John Boutté and Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers, with special appearances by Drew Brees, Hillary Spriggins and Phillip Youmans. Gralen Banks served as Emcee.

The Friday, December 22, 2020 program was broadcast on WDSU and streamed on Facebook and YouTube. It remained viewable on social channels through January 6. The concert, which garnered approximately 16,000 views, was filmed and edited by New Orleans’ own Elephant Quilt Productions.

The silent auction included artwork by Daniel Price along with artwork from past Daniel Price Award recipients.

“Home for the Holidays 2020” was made possible through the generous support of The Meraux Foundation, with additional support from the Gia Maione Prima Foundation, The Times Picayune | New Orleans Advocate and WDSU TV6.

Event at a Glance

What: “Home for the Holidays 2020,” benefiting the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists supporting The NOCCA Institute’s Student Success Program at NOCCA

When: Friday, December 22, 2020

Where: WDSU, YouTube, Facebook

Follow the NOCCA Foundation Facebook.com/NOCCAFoundation and @NOCCAFoundation

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Emcee Gralen Banks
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Irma Thomas 
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Kermit Ruffins 
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Preservation Hall Jazz Band 

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 John Boutté
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