LIVE AT THE PLAYHOUSE featuring Irvin Mayfield & the Jazz Playhouse Revue
Friday, August 23rd – Thursday, August 29th
The New Orleans Public Library is the premier cultural institution that celebrates and preserves the collective memory and living history of New Orleans, Louisiana and the world. We foster the future aspirations and democratic dreams of all.
Saturday, August 24:
The Legacy Donor Foundation provides education and public awareness activities about organ donation. We seek to increase donor registrations and foster informed family acceptance of the process. When the Legacy Donor Foundation was founded, there were 450,000 names on Louisiana’s Legacy Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. Today, there are over 2 million names on the registry! The Foundation is a part of the Donate Life Louisiana collaborative.
Since 1995, Teaching Responsible Earth Education (T.R.E.E.) has provided curriculum based, outdoor earth education programs to over 13,000 children, parents and teachers from Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemine, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes. TREE’s mission is to educate children and adults about the life science processes that govern our planet, to inspire them to appreciate the natural world, and to motivate them to protect it.
Eden House is newly organized non-profit facility in New Orleans, LA offering long-term housing to adult women who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation, human trafficking or are leaving prostitution. We are a two-year residential program offering a holistic approach to recovery including housing, food, mental and physical healthcare, job training, and education. Eden House provides a two-year safe haven empowering survivors to overcome their pasts, develop substantive skills to move forward in their lives by becoming self-sufficient, contributing members of society.
UNITY of Greater New Orleans is a nonprofit founded in 1992 that leads a collaborative of 60 organizations providing housing and services for the homeless. UNITY helped to spearhead a nearly 80 percent reduction in homelessness since the aftermath of Katrina left thousands of vulnerable people homeless and without family support or medical care. With our private and governmental partners, UNITY is currently coordinating the 200 Homes in 100 Days campaign, a drive to permanently house 200 mentally or physically disabled, chronically homeless people by September 1. Funds raised at the Love Sessions will support this campaign by providing the outreach services, furnishings and supplies necessary to house those who have nothing.
Son of a Saint Foundation (www.sonofasaint.org) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of fatherless young males through education, mentorship, mental health and sports programs.
The Louisiana Children’s Museum promotes memorable, hands-on participatory learning for children of all ages. Encouraging discovery through observation, inquiry, creative construction, role-playing, problem-solving, and free play, the Museum motivates children to develop their cognitive, physical, and social skills while enjoying fruitful interaction with adults and peers. The Museum also strives to reduce accessibility barriers by dedicating more than half its program budget to learning activities that take place beyond its walls in schools and childcare facilities. Each day the Louisiana Children’s Museum continues its mission of being New Orleans’ leading informal educational institution by providing invaluable learning opportunities to the children and families of the Greater New Orleans community.
The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra is the first and only performing arts institution committed solely to the development of an Industry for Jazz. Founded in 2002 by Artistic Director Irvin Mayfield, NOJO’s mission is to strengthen the business of Jazz through presenting a concert season of events, music education, tours, recordings, and community partnerships. As the only organization of its kind in the nation dedicated to creating artistically-driven Jazz experiences, NOJO recently celebrated its tenth anniversary with a legendary concert at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.
$350 each, includes one reserved seat, a non-transferable $100 food/beverage credit (minus 18% gratuity), and a $250 donation to the night's nonprofit beneficiary
*Please note that General Admission tickets are standing-room-only.