Music has always been at the heart of New Orleans, but for people in recovery, music-oriented events can often be places where they feel challenged or excluded. We believe that building community and having fun is an important part of recovery, and Bridge House / Grace House is proud to host an alcohol-free music festival where everyone can come together to enjoy amazing artists and have a really great time in a sober-supportive environment.
Brand new and one of a kind, Bridge House / Grace House hosted SOBER FEST – New Orleans’ first alcohol-free music festival – on November 12, 2022. Attendees enjoyed live performances by local artists Cha Wa, the Trombone Shorty Academy, Camile Baudoin of the The Radiators, and Dumpstaphunk; delicious food from 11 local vendors; and a wide variety of non-alcoholic beverage options!
Bridge House / Grace House’s Sober Fest aims to raise awareness that recovery is possible and fun in recovery is achievable; while also benefiting our NO-COST, long-term residential substance use disorder treatment programs. Founded on the principle that no one can attain and maintain sobriety without having their basic needs met, Bridge House / Grace House treats predominantly homeless, indigent, uninsured, and/or unemployed men and women. In 2022, we treated 792 individuals.
Across from the convention center, this special events venue holds 500 to 4,500 people. Large interior and beautiful courtyard. Host corporate events, trade shows, concerts, sporting events, dinners, product displays,...