Spring 2014 Newsletter

Notable Events


Big Easy Music Awards
April 21st

Gambit hosted it's annual Big Easy Music Awards in Harrah's and featured performances by Andrew Duhon and Maggie Koerner, Sweet Crude with Lil Nathan & Nathan Williams Sr., Big Freedia, Brass-A-Holics and many more! Congrats to all of the nights winners. Thanks Margo, Jon and Marie!
Shamrockin' Run
March 16th

The weather held out for this second year 8k race starting at the World War II Museum and ending at Audubon Park with Big Sam's Funky Nation. The first place Kenyan runner Isiah Koech was approximately 12 seconds under the world standard of 22 minutes. Thanks Bill and Michele!
Audubon Institute's Earth Fest
March 15th

What a great day to spend at the zoo and learn about ways to save the environment. Crescent City Soul and Imaginary Frenz performed. Thanks Cheryl!
NBA All-Star Media Party
February 14th

The Friday night All-Start media party was a great way to kick off the weekend with a New Orleans welcome.  Performers included Big Sam's Funky Nation,  Amanda Shaw,  Kermit Ruffins, Rockin' Dopsie Jr., and The 610 Stompers. Kinfolk Brass Band along with Mardi Gras Indians also made an appearance.  Thanks Cristin!
Big Night New Orleans
New Year's Eve

This was one of many Big Night celebrations throughout the country.  Three ballrooms in the Hyatt held music, drinks, and food.  Kermit Ruffins, Chubby Carrier, Brass-a-holics, and Cowboy Mouth were some of the performers.  What a great way to ring in the New Year!  Thanks, Kevin!

Fundraisers


Kelly Gibson Foundation's
"A Night of Jazz"

April 11th

Manning's Restaurant hosted this annual fundraiser and featured Tim Laughlin and Connie Jones. Proceeds raised go to helping the charity improve the lives of those in New Orleans and the surrounding areas with an emphasis on supporting children's athletic programming, first responders and military initiatives. Thanks Kelly and Randy!
Soul Revival
March 29th

The Legacy Donor Foundation held its annual fundraiser with performances by Kinfolk Brass Band, Rob Nice and the Benchwarmers. The mission of the organization is to prevent human life loss due to lack of availability of organs.

Hogs For The Cause
March 28th & 29th

The city's biggest BBQ and music festival was held at City Park's festival grounds and was one to remember!  Proceeds raised provide aid for those dealing with pediatric brain cancer. Music this year included Pat Green, the Hold Steady, North Mississippi Allstars, Houndmouth and more. Thanks Becker and Rene! 
Lark in the Park
March 14th

City Park hosted its fundraiser and raised proceeds to restore their historic carousel. Flow Tribe kept the party moving all night! Thanks Casie. 

Mardi Gras

Lundi Gras
March 3rd

The Riverwalk hosted its annual celebration at Spanish Plaza. Mayor Landrieu presided over the meeting of the kings of Rex and Zulu followed by a fireworks presentation. Cowboy Mouth, Flow Tribe and the Topcats kept the music and the crowd moving. Thanks Carly!
Bacchus
March 2nd

The Bacchus festivities started early with the kings party at the World War II Museum on Friday. The Convention Center housed the after parade Celebration with performances by Styx, Groovy 7, Karma, and Boogie Wonder Band.

Muses
February 27th

Trombone Shorty in the house! The Muses ladies championed with their throws, spirit and general fervor for having a good time. Trombone Shorty headlined this year's after parade party at the CAC. Thanks Stacey!
Tucks
February 8th

Tucks members never disappoint in their willingness to commit to a night! Weathered performed the ball and Four Unplugged covered the after parade party. Thanks Lloyd!
Centurions
January 11th

The first Mardi Gras ball of our season started early for White Oak's oldest client! No Idea and Phunky Monkeys performed at the Marriott. Thanks Norman!

 

White Oak booked numerous weddings and produced some great private parties. Thanks to all who made it happen!