Philanthropic Fun: Passion for Performing Arts

On December 20, 2019, The NOCCA Institute, The New Orleans Advocate and the Family of Daniel Price welcomed patrons to a night of art and music benefiting the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists. The scholarship fund honors the memory of NOCCA alumnus Daniel Price by investing in the outstanding visual arts and music students at NOCCA.

A stunning Patron Party offered exclusive patrons back-to-back performances by two New Orleans legends: Irma Thomas and John Boutte. The House of Blues offered a patron buffet on the concert hall floor, several bars and the setting for an art-filled silent auction, including artwork by Daniel Price Award recipients. Patrons were also welcomed to the Parish Room, where they were treated to an open bar, and the Foundation Room, where Jon Roniger offered a live performance.

The “Home for the Holidays” concert continued late into the night, with performances by Trombone Shorty and Friends, the Preservation Hall Band, Water Seed, James Andrews, New Breed Brass Band, Rockin Dopsie, Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers and Alexis and the Samurai. Gralen Banks served as Emcee for the night.

Auction items included priceless giclées of Daniel Price’s original artwork, as well as artwork from NOCCA Alumni Hillary Spriggins, Gunner Dongieux, Jeffie Lanter, Leonard Galmon and Emma Conroy, and local artists Ashley Longshore, Garland Robinette, Ayo Scott and Dana Diperna. 

Event at a Glance

What: “Home for the Holidays,” benefiting The NOCCA Institute

When: Friday, December 20, 2019

Where: House of Blues

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Sally Shushan, Mary Adinolfi, Sasha Masakowski and Sally Perry

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Suzie and Ted Bloch with Sarah Stickney Murphy


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