Bonnaroo to donate to New Orleans non-profit groups

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is proud to announce that it will donate $240,000 to a variety of New Orleans non-profit groups. In their continuing effort to promote continued awareness of the rebuilding of New Orleans, festival organizers Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment created the “Somethin’ Else – New Orleans” tent at the 2008 event. It was modelled after some of the city’s most distinctive music venues and featured some of its greatest musical talent. Fans were asked to make a donation upon entering “Somethin’ Else – New Orleans” throughout the weekend. The money raised from these donations will be part of the gift that the festival is making.

“The city of New Orleans and it’s amazing culture continues to be a major inspiration for us in everything that we do, not just Bonnaroo (whose very name is Crescent City Creole slang for ‘good stuff’),” says Paul Peck of Superfly Productions who produce annual events in New Orleans including the “Superfly During Jazzfest Concert Series.” Additional money for the donation was raised from the benefit concert “From the Big Apple to the Big Easy” at Radio City Music Hall, which was produced by Radio City Entertainment, Superfly Productions and Red Light management. The concert featured Dave Matthews, Trey Anastasio, Tom Waits, The Neville Brothers, John Mayer, Joss Stone and many others.

The groups that will be supported by the donation are below:

New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village / Ellis Marsalis Center for Music
New Orleans Musicians Clinic
NOCCA – New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts

and

Tipitina’s Foundation

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