As promised, here is the first of many Louisville Fun Things posts and it’s a good one.
I LOVE jazz. LOVE IT.
I took a class in college (yes, super cliche) and I fell in love. I love the history of it, the culture around it and of course, the music. So seeing the Preservation Hall Brass Band has been on my bucket list for a while. I was actually planning on checking it off the list at this year’s Bourbon & Beyond (Groupon still available FYI) but now, thanks to the Olmsted Parks Conservancy I can see them all by themselves at one of my favorite local venues.
The world-renowned Preservation Hall Brass Band will perform at Iroquois Park Amphitheatre on September 14 for this year’s Fete in the Forest. If you’re not familiar with the band, they are a traditional New Orleans jazz band and they are the resident jazz band of New Orleans’ most treasured and historic jazz venues. You can get a glimpse of their style here.
And for fellow New Orleans lovers, they’ll be serving up classic fare like Po’ Boys and getting the party going with Hurricanes courtesy of Southern Hospitality Bar & Grill. Sign me up.
Fete in the Forest
ft. Preservation Hall Brass Band
Saturday, September 14 from 9:30 – 11 pm
Tickets Available Here – $50 Donation includes ticket to event
For a $50 donation to the Olmsted Park Conservancy, you get – a ticket to the show, a limited-edition Iroquois Park t-shirt designed by CricketPress and a one-year membership to the Olmsted Park Conservancy. The donation helps the group enhance, restore and protect our historic Olmstead Parks and Parkways for years to come.
The parks are important to protect for so many reasons – tree canopy, a place for our community to interact and engage, respite from the concrete that is overtaking the city. But most notably is that our city is incredibly lucky to have such a large expanse of parks designed by Frederick Olmsted, the same man who is responsible for the design of arguably the most famous park of all, NYC’s Central Park. Learn more about the Olmsted Parks Conservancy and it’s mission here.
If you’re ready to plan a Second Line Parade down Southern Parkway for this, go ahead and grab your tickets here. Then send me an invite and I’ll be there with my umbrella and dancing shoes in tow.