Spring 2005 Newsletter

Greetings!
Welcome to the first edition of White Oak Music Notes! We're thrilled to keep you updated on all of our exciting news and events. This issue shows you the highlights of our busy spring. We hope you enjoy and look forward to future correspondence!


BEST OF THE BEAT
OffBeat Magazine Awards
We are happy to announce that once again, White Oak was a big winner at this year's Best of the Beat Awards. Thanks to all the readers who voted for us!

Winner!: Music Business of the Year, Best Booking Agency, and Best Talent Booker - Ed White

MUSIC IS OUR BUSINESS

Who We Are 
From concept to completion, White Oak's extensive resources will make your convention, festival, wedding, corporate or special event something to remember. Since 1977, White Oak has been a leader in event production.


We are your top source for entertainment booking with a roster of local, regional, and national acts representing all music genres. Whether you're throwing a small cocktail party or a major festival, our dedicated staff can find the right entertainment for your tastes and budget. We are client focused and musician friendly.


EVENTS
Soul Revival, Legacy Donor Foundation
Soul Revival

No other annual fundraiser invites you to come as you are, eat down home Southern cooking, and listen to Soul, Blues, and Rock n' Roll under one huge tent. The funds raised support critical awareness and education programs that aim to reduce the number of Louisianans who die waiting for lifesaving organ transplants.


White Oak booked and produced entertainment including a 35-member gospel choir with full band, local band Hot Rod Lincoln, dancers on stilts, and Atlanta-based group The Maxx.


Big Easy Entertainment Awards, Gambit Communications
We are happy to announce that once again, White Oak was a big winner at this year's Best of the Beat Awards. Thanks to all the readers who voted for us!

Winner!: Music Business of the Year, Best Booking Agency, and Best Talent Booker - Ed White

Tulane University's Wave Goodbye 
Tulane University
Tulane graduates and their families celebrate pre-commencement at this free outdoor New Orleans concert. Music provided by Terrance Simien and Irma Thomas.

Texas Roadhouse Managing Partners' Convention, Oahu, Hawaii
Texas Roadhouse
White Oak produced this corporate event with artists including Counting Crows, Willie Nelson, Earth Wind & Fire, and the Doobie Brothers.


Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival, Richardson, Texas

White Oak booked and produced this award-winning eclectic arts and music festival in Richardson, TX (minutes north of Dallas) featuring The Neville Brothers, Ryan Cabrera, Cheap Trick, Rick Springfield, and many more!


AUDUBON NATURE INSTITUTE
Audubon Nature InstituteZoo-To-Do
White Oak produced and booked entertainment for Bank One's Zoo to Do, the largest fundraiser of its kind in the nation. Party goers got "buggy" to the sounds of Christina Machado, Grace Darling, Louisiana Spice, The Bucktown All- Stars, Bag of Donuts, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Zoo to Do was voted "Best Fundraiser Event" by New Orleans Magazine - 2004 Reader's Choice.



Earth Fest
This Audubon Institute's annual festival is a fun way for people to learn about saving the environment. Of course, no New Orleans festival is complete without music! White Oak booked and produced entertainment including Bill Summers & Summer's Heat, Jon Cleary, Voodoo Funk & Soul Co., and the Blue Meanie