Summer / Fall 2011 Newsletter

Notable Events

Xavier University Benefit Concert
November 19th

The 4th annual Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship benefit concert featured the seven-time Grammy award winner Al Jarreau and John Boutte. Thanks Dr. St. Charles and Nannette!
Harvest Music Series
September 14th - November 2nd

Second Harvest Food Bank held its weekly series in Lafayette Square for a record year! Entertainment included the Blind Boys of Alabama, Trombone Shorty, Buckwheat Zydeco and more! Thanks Gerald and Kathryn!
Spine Foundation Fundraiser
September 24th

The 2011 Spine Foundation Fundraiser was held in Tampa this year and featured the band Lifehouse as entertainment.
Christopher Cross
June 11th

White Oak worked with the Walter Reed Foundation to book and produce their annual fundraiser. Christopher Cross captivated the crowd for an evening at the Castine Center in Mandeville. 
Sheryl Crow
June 10th

White Oak was hired by Mercenary Productions to assist with the debutante party of the year. Entertainment included the one and only Sheryl Crow at the Audubon Zoo. 


Voodoo Music Experience
October 28th - 30th

White Oak continues to work with Rehage Entertainment for the annual 3-day extravaganza in City Park. Ed White stage managed the WWOZ stage and White Oak coordinated ground transportation. Thanks Steve, Matt and Megan!
DeLuna Festival
October 14th - 16th

This second year festival went off without a hitch! Pensacola Beach housed the entertainment which included Janes Addiction, Weezer, The Shins, Big Boi and more! White Oak provided artist advance, hospitality, ground transportation and booked some New Orleans talent. Thanks Scott and Clint!

Harvest Moon Festival
October 7th & 8th

Callaway Gardens hosted it's first festival! Harvest Moon held in Pine Mountain, Georgia featured the B-52's, John Hiatt, Mat Kearney, Gin Blossoms, Big Head Todd and more!
Cutting Edge Music Festival
September 23rd & 24th

The Cutting Edge series welcomed it's first ever music festival in Lafayette Square. Entertainment included Ratty Scurvis, Davis Rogan, Jamal Batiste and more. White Oak was hired to stage manage and coordinate the entire site production. Thanks Eric!
Essence Music Festival
July 1st - 3rd

Once again, White Oak worked with Rehage Entertainment for the annual Essence Music Festival. White Oak coordinated artist ground transportation for both the Superdome and the Convention Center events. Thanks Steve, Matt and Megan!
Back to the Beach Festival
June 3rd - 5th

This three-day festival has something for everyone; a family atmosphere with New Orleans' best live music, out-of-this-world food from great area caterers, arts & crafts from local artists, and lots of children's activities. Thanks Sheila!

Notable Bookings

Joy Theater
December 29th - 31st

White Oak booked the talent for the highly anticipated opening weekend of the newly renovated Joy Theater. Performers included Irma Thomas, Kermit Ruffins, Cyril Neville and Big Sam's Funky Nation. 
New Orleans Bowl
December 16th & 17th

White Oak worked with the New Orleans Sports Foundation on several New Orleans Bowl events around the city. The Friday night free-for-all featured the Givers along with Rebirth Brass Band. UL and San Diego paraded down Canal Street with the Storyville Stompers and Kinfolk Brass Band. The jazz brunch on Saturday featured the James Rivers Movement. Thanks Tricia, Billy and Cristin!


Swissport Convention
November 9th

The Swissport Convention rolled into town in November. They ended their stay in New Orleans with a great party!
LCPA Centennial Gala
June 18th

The LCPA convention celebrated this year in style. The soul queen, Irma Thomas, performed for the event. 
DNO Athletic Convention
June 12th

New Orleans welcomed the DNO convention to town. The blowout included Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs, Wild Mochicans, New Era Brass Band and Jay, Ray and Gee. 
IEEE Awards Banquet
June 7th

The IEEE held it's 59th convention in New Orleans this past June. Their party was held at the Ritz Carlton and entertainment included Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots and Bruce Elsensohn.
Audubon Nature Institute
Swamp Festival
November 5th & 6th

Swamp Festival honors Louisiana culture through it's rich music, food, and arts & crafts. Entertainment included Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Cha's, Pine Leaf Boys, 90 West, Hot Sauce and more! Thanks Cheryl!
Aquarium's Scales and Ales
September 16th

Audubon's Aquarium annual fundraiser was a huge success! Entertainment included Stooges Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, The 610 Stompers and more! Thanks Gina!
August 3rd

SEAlebration is an Audubon Aquarium members only party that gives members after hours access to exhibits. Mia Borders kept the crowd going all night. Thanks Paige!
June 8th

ZOObilation is an afternoon of family fun for kids of all ages and it's FREE for Audubon members! During this event, Audubon Zoo is open exclusively for members with live music, keeper chats, animal feedings, behind-the-scenes tours and kids activities. Thanks Paige!


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