25 Years of Feeding The Hungry

 New Orleans Artists Against Hunger & Homelessness

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Bartholomew, Buffett, Dr. John Join in 25th Anniversary

Musical Talent Galore Joins NOAAHH’s Co-Founder Allen Toussaint

For “Backstage 2010” Fundraiser

       New Orleans – An array of local and national musicians will join Allen Toussaint in a special Dec. 5 concert to help New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness (NOAAHH) celebrate its 25th Anniversary of service to the community.

       The headliner-filled event, “Back Stage 2010,” will be held at Generations Hall at 310 Andrew Higgins Drive from 7-10 p.m.

       NOAAHH Co-Founder Allen Toussaint will offer a special performance and welcome a host of talented musicians, many of whom are past performers from 25 years of NOAAHH’s concerts. Featured will be Dr. John, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Bartholomew, Jon Cleary, Irma Thomas, Little Freddie King, Deacon John and The Ivories and more.

       A special Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to a New Orleans legend and long-time NOAAHH supporter, who has performed locally, nationally and internationally for decades.

       Tickets can be purchased online at NOAAHH.org. VIP tickets are $150 and will include second balcony viewing area and served hors d'oeuvres. General Admission tickets are $100. Students with valid student IDs can purchase tickets at the door for $50. The event is black tie optional. All ticket holders will enjoy an open bar and outstanding selection of New Orleans dishes provided by Kajun Kettle and Southern Hospitality Catering who will be joined with local chefs.

       NOAAHH was founded in 1985 when Allen Toussaint, Grammy Trustee Award Recipient songwriter/musician, and Aaron Neville, Grammy Award winner and lead vocalist for the Neville Brothers, brought together a group of New Orleans musicians to perform a concert to benefit the hungry and homeless of metro New Orleans.

       NOAAHH, a successful nonprofit organization governed by an all-volunteer board of directors, to date has distributed more than $1 million to charity since the first NOAAHH concert in 1985.

       For its first 25 years, Sister Jane F. Remson, O.Carm, headed NOAAHH. Allen Toussaint has praised her as, “The Backbone” of the organization and said, “When Sr. Jane calls for help, you just can’t say no, whether it’s to perform or to ask us to contact other artists to join us for concerts.”

       Sr. Jane commented, “From the first day I became president, we have had incredible participation from our musicians and tremendous support from our patrons. I’m confident that our full-volunteer board, now headed by Sid Berger, will continue the fight against hunger and homelessness – still a serious problem in our financially-strapped city.”

       NOAAHH annually presents concerts and gala celebrity mixers to raise funds to help alleviate hunger and homelessness in the New Orleans community. Proceeds from the concerts are distributed by NOAAHH to metro New Orleans philanthropic agencies and charities that are nonprofit and experienced in providing food and shelter to the needy. Over 50 organizations have received NOAAHH grants.

 

Contacts:Sandra Cordray, 504.782.8907, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sid Berger, 504.481.0331, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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