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Annual spring event pairs live music and contemporary art exhibitions on Julia St. during the second weekend of Jazz Fest

WHAT: Arts District of New Orleans (ADNO) will host their annual spring event, “Jammin’ on Julia,” on Saturday, May 5 from 6-11 p.m. (music stops by 10:30 pm). Taking place in New Orleans’ historic Warehouse Arts District, ADNO’s “Jammin’ on Julia” will have bands taking the stage on the 300-500 blocks of Julia Street among the 13 contemporary art galleries, 3 world-class museums, as well as numerous cafes, bars and renowned restaurants and a Mariachi band to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Food and refreshments from local vendors will be available including Abita Brewery, Martins Wine Cellar, Jalisco’s, Nirvana, NOSH, Flamingo a Go Go, and Zippy Fruit. Superior Grill will be serving up their famous Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo. The event is free and open to the public.

Coinciding with New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Cinco de Mayo festivities, this year's Jammin' on Julia is the perfect stop after the Fest or before heading out for the night. Musical performers include: Mariachi Jilasco, Jenn Howard Band, Bon Bon Vivant, and Helen Gillet. Special dance performances include: Liquid Rhythm Inc and Dancing Grounds, as well as a special performance from the Jailhouse Rockers and guest appearances from the Merry Antoinettes. Also on Julia Street will be: 6 live painters, 4 public sculptures, special guest appearances by Mardi Gras Indians, a light projection installation by Brennan Steele and Court 13’s El Toro (featured at last year’s Luna Fête); Michael Feduccia and the Electronic 2nd line’s led by “Cash” the mobile DJ booth.

The event hosts art galleries and institutions, visual performances and arts to recognize the diligent ‘rebranding’ and expanding over the past year to become a nationally recognized fine arts, food and performance destination in a compact, coherent architecturally distinctive historic district.

WHO: 2,500 Arts Patrons Expected
13 galleries (Visit ArtsDistrictNewOrleans.com for a full list)

4 musicians:

  • Jen Howard Band
  • Bon Bon Vivant
  • Mariachi Jilasco
  • Helen Gillet

 2 dance groups

  • Dancing Grounds
  • Liquid Rhythm Inc

7 food & drink vendors

  • Superior Grill
  • Jalisco’s
  • Abita Brewery
  • Martins Wine Cellar
  • Flamingo A Go Go
  • Nirvana
  • Zippy Fruit

Street Activations: 5 Public Sculptures

  • 13’s
  • El Toro
  • Brennan Steele
  • Special appearances by Mardi Grad Indians
  • Michael Feduccia and the Electronic 2nd Line’s Cash

WHEN: Saturday, May 5 from 6-11 p.m. (music stops at 10:30)

WHERE: Arts District of New Orleans: 300-500 blocks of Julia Street.

About Arts District of New Orleans
The Arts District of New Orleans (ADNO) is a burgeoning hub for New Orleans’ young professionals and creatives. ADNO strives to connect all aspects of the visual arts, culinary arts, musical arts, and the art of travel to make New Orleans a recognized destination for the arts. ADNO has 13-member contemporary art galleries, three world-class museums and institutions presenting visual and performing arts, a rotating outdoor public sculpture collection, and a number of hotels, cafes, bars and renowned restaurants. For more information, visit http://www.artsdistrictneworleans.com.

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