Hey there, party people!
We wanted to let you know about a once in a lifetime rock and roll concert experience on Monday, October 5 at the Rock and Roll Hotel in DC. "Musicians Bringing Musicians Home" is part of Future of Music Policy Summit (Georgetown University, Washington, DC, Oct. 4-6) and is also a benefit for Sweet Home New Orleans -- an organization working to help get Big Easy musicians back into their homes and communities. (You've no doubt heard us sing their praises before!)
So what's on deck? Well, for starters, New Orleans brass rock band Bonerama bring their blazing and infectious sound to the District for this show. Even more incredible, Bonerama will be joined on stage by Wayne Kramer of the MC5, Erin McKeown, and MartÃn Perna of Ocote Soul Sounds/Antibalas, along with other surprise special guests. We've seen these unforgettable collaborations at our Artist Activism Camp retreats in New Orleans, and trust us -- it's not to be missed!
Policy Summit 2009 conference-goers can attend this exclusive concert for only $18. The show takes place at Rock and Roll Hotel at 1353 H Street NE, Washington DC. Tickets are available in advance and are available for purchase at the Summit registration table or at the door of the event. Doors open at 8 pm with music to begin at 9 pm. We can't wait to party with you for this amazing cause!
More about FMC and Air Traffic Control's work in New Orleans:
Over the past four years, the Future of Music Coalition and Air Traffic Control have collaborated on a series of artist activism retreats that have brought 45 musicians to New Orleans for three days of discussions and learning about policy, activism and the New Orleans music community post-Katrina. These retreats have each concluded with a "Musicians Bringing Musicians Home" benefit where participating musicians collaborate with the great New Orleans brass/funk band Bonerama at the legendary Tipitina's nightclub. For the first time, on October 5th, FMC and ATC will host a "Musicians Bringing Musicians Home" benefit in Washington, DC.
Proceeds for this event will benefit Sweet Home New Orleans (SHNO), a group that helps displaced New Orleans musicians get back on their feet in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. SHNO has helped more than 2,300 members of New Orleans' music community recover by providing targeted financial assistance and connecting artists to the resources they need to sustain themselves. Despite these efforts, thousands of New Orleans musicians are dispersed across the country, lacking means to rebuild their neighborhoods and their lives. The survival of New Orleans culture depends on their return.
Future of Music Coalition and Air Traffic Control present
Musicians Bringing Musicians Home
A Benefit for Sweet Home New Orleans
with Wayne Kramer of MC5, Erin McKeown, MartÃn Perna of Ocote Soul Sounds/Antibalas and other special guests.
Monday, October 5th @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 1353 H Street NE, Washington DC.
$18. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m.
Click here to buy tickets and use the password: bonerama.