Winter Turned Into Spring and
Then Into Summer Newsletter:

White Oak has been busy producing and booking events around town.
NOTABLE EVENTS

Tulane's Wave Goodbye, May 13
White Oak booked and produced Tulane's last goodbye to the graduating class of 2011. This year's event was held at Mardi Gras World East Bank and featured Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs and Johnny Angel and the Swinging Demons! Thanks Valerie!
Special Birthday Party-Keb Mo, May 10
One of our clients (and special friend) threw a surprise birthday party for her husband. His favorite artist, Keb Mo, played an intimate solo performance. Happy Birthday Tom! Thanks Dian!

Railroad Revival, April 27
Starting in Oakland and ending in New Orleans, the railroad train carried acts Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show across the country stopping for performances along the way. White Oak site-produced the New Orleans concert. Thanks Adam, Casey and C3!

John Besh Foundation, April 16
The John Besh Foundation threw its big fundraiser in Old Mandeville with Bonerama and great food! Proceeds will support the education of an aspiring chef in New York. Ed White handled music production. Thanks Jessica!
Kelly Gibson Foundation's A Night of Jazz, April 15
This non-profit is committed to improving New Orleans with an emphasis on children's athletic programming, first responders and military initiatives. White Oak again booked and produced this second-year fundraiser at the Chicory. Entertainment included Tim Laughlin and the Pin Stripe trio. Thanks Brad and Kelly!

Soul Revival, April 8
White Oak booked and produced this annual fundraiser which is hosted at a beautiful Old Metairie private residence. The AGNO Gospel Choir kicked off the event followed by Bobby & the Aristocats. Thanks Jeannette!

Big Easy Theatre and Music Awards
White Oak produced this year's Big Easy Theatre and Music Awards which were held at Harrah's Casino. Thanks Clancy, Margo and Gloria!
Hogs for A Cause, March 26
White Oak site managed this barbecue festival fundraiser which changed locations to City Park for the first year. The festival had record attendance and featured the Radiators, Honey Island Swamp Band, Soul Rebels, Amanda Shaw and more! Thanks Becker and Rene!

Lark in the Park, March 18
White Oak was the site consultant for this City Park fundraiser. Proceeds went to the building of the new miniature golf complex. Thanks Jackie Palumbo!
New Orleans Bowl Parade, December 17
This year's bowl teams included Troy State and Ohio. White Oak booked the Stooges Brass Band and Storyville Stompers Band who second lined each team and fans from their hotels to a Miracle on Fulton Street for a warm New Orleans welcome. Thanks Trisha and the New Orleans Sports Foundation!
MARDI GRAS
Lundi Gras Celebration, March 7
The Monday celebration at the Riverwalk Marketplace was a huge success! The fun filled line up included John Gros Band, Kerrmit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers and the Topcats. White Oak booked and produced this event. Thanks Lauren!
Bacchus, March 6
This year's lineup kept the dance floor packed all night long. White Oak booked and produced the event. Entertainment included Kool and the Gang, the Boogie Men, Wiseguys, Voodoo Funk and Soul, and Stacey Mitchhardt. Thanks Dr. Dimitri!
Tucks, March 5
White Oak booked and produced this irreverent krewe's ball. Louisiana Spice was the entertainment for the evening. Thanks Lloyd and Bobby!

Bacchus Kings Party
, March 4
This year's party was held at the Wolrd War II Museum. The night's entertainment was the Nash Vegas All-Stars and was a great way to start the weekend! White Oak booked the talent.
Muses, March 3
It goes without saying that Trombone Shorty tore the house down at the CAC. The all-female crew kept the party going from start to finish. White Oak booked the entertainment and handled the production. Thanks Stacy!

Pygmalion, February 26
White Oak booked and produced the Mardi Gras after parade party. This year's entertainment featured the Producers along with the Topcats.

Centurions, January 22
This ball was White Oak's first Mardi Gras event of the season. The Topcats played the ball at the Marriott. White Oak booked and produced this function.
CONVENTIONS
SunGard Convention, March 22
The SunGard Convention took place in New Orleans this year. White Oak coordinated entertainment which included Algiers Brass Band, One-A-Chord, Rockin' Dopsie Jr., Mardi Gras Indians, Casa Samba, Kinfolk Brass Band and Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers. Thanks Beth!
Catholic Youth Ministry, December 10
The Catholic Youth Ministry graced the city's presence in December. White Oak booked their kick-off party that featured Tim Laughlin, Rockin' Dopsie Jr., Irma Thomas and the Professionals.
USTOA, New Orleans C&VB, December 10
Sheraton along with New Orleans welcomed the USTOA Convention to town. The convention started with a bang and included entertainers Charmaine Neville, Al "Lil Fats" Jackson, Mardi Gras Indians, Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots and Treme Brass Band. White Oak booked this and coordinated site and decor. Thanks Tommy, Renee and Steve!
AUDUBON NATURE INSTITUTE
Mother's Day, May 8
BRW and Irma Thomas and the Professionals played this year's Mother's Day celebration at the Zoo. The weather was great and the company was even better! White Oak booked and produced this event. Thanks Cheryl!

Zoo-To-Do, May 6
The zoo's annual fundraiser continues to be one of the premier events in the city. This year's entertainers included the Four Tops, Mixed Nuts, Banu Gibson and New Orleans Hot Jazz and the Algiers Brass Band. White Oak booked and produced this event. Thanks Ann!