NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Riverfront Experience: 16th Annual Ezra Open presented by Better Than Ezra Foundation, the Riverboat City of New Orleans and Port Orleans Brewing Company benefitting the Better Than Ezra Foundation and their goal to raise money for alternative medicine through music therapy not covered by insurance.

“This event is a culmination of what New Orleans is known for—music, food, beer, and good times, while raising money for a great cause,” said Kevin Griffin, BTE lead singer and co-founder of the BTE Foundation. “It’s important for us to recognize that there are people in our community struggling to pay for the medical treatments they need on their journey to wellness. This event will specifically support those patients utilizing integrative oncology through music therapy.”

The night of live music, craft beer, and food on the New Orleans Riverfront is the only scheduled New Orleans performance in 2020 by the platinum rock band Better Than Ezra (BTE). They will be joined by the boisterous blend of funk, jazz, rock, and hip-hop of Big Sam’s Funky Nation and New Orleans’ own indie pop six-piece band Sweet Crude, who blends Louisiana-French and English into their work.

“I’m proud to be a part of this event and working with the Better Than Ezra Foundation,” said Zach Strief, Port Orleans owner. “This community comes together better than any other community I’ve seen, always willing to lend a helping hand whenever it’s needed.”

Early Bird General admission tickets are $15 each. VIP tickets, $200 each, include all-inclusive access to the Riverboat with VIP exclusive concert viewing from the boat, full bar, gourmet menu prepared by a celebrity chef, pit access to the stage, surprise celebrity DJ performance afterparty, exclusive performance by Big Sam’s Crescent City Connection, and access to silent auction. Ticket are available online here.

On-site valet parking and Park & Ride Limo Bus from Metairie and the Northshore will be available.

Friday, April 3
6 – 11:30 p.m.

Waldenberg Park & Bienville Street at the Capital One Pavilion
1 Canal St.

Better Than Ezra Foundation, founded by platinum selling rock band Better Than Ezra, is committed to raising funds to support the renewal of the structural and cultural heritage as well as education in New Orleans and Southern Louisiana. Since its’ inception, the Better Than Ezra Foundation has raised over $1,700,000 for various causes in and around New Orleans.

Port Orleans Brewing Company
Better Than Ezra
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Sweet Crude