NEW ORLEANS (NOLA WEEKEND) - For the first time, a new music festival will launch during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. Organizers announce the inaugural NOEW Fest, a music experience featuring major headliners and cultural entrepreneurs, from March 30 to April 1.
While New Orleans Entrepreneur Week has featured live music at various events in the past, organizers say the new NOEW Fest will feature more than a dozen artists at back-to-back concerts and will feature the role of innovation in culture and the many ways that creativity and entrepreneurship are connected.
The inaugural lineup features rising musicians and artists including White Denim, Pell, People Museum, Brass-A-Holics, Water Seed, SaxKixAve, LeTrainiump, DJ Mel, DJ RQ Away, Juno Dunes, Carmine P. Filthy, DJ T-Roy, Young Fellaz Brass Band and Sean Hobbes & The Hi Res.
Organizers say they especially curated this list of musicians for “constantly pushing the boundaries of cultural innovation,” either through their original music, creative businesses or working the community.
Performances on March 30 and March 31 take place at Generations Hall, and acts will take the stage at the Broadside on April 1.
In addition to the inaugural NOEW Fest lineup, live music at NOEW 2023 will also host free concerts in partnership with Wednesday at the Square on Wednesday, March 29, featuring Galactic – a nationally recognized jam band spanning across genres including funk, rock, jazz and hip hop, and Yusa – a Cuban singer-songwriter.
“NOEW has traditionally ended on Friday evening after IDEApitch,” Jon Atkinson, CEO of The Idea Village, said in a release. “This year we are thrilled to offer attendees spectacular live music shows Wednesday through Saturday that encourage attendees to participate in the inaugural NOEW Fest and celebrate the cultural aspects that make our entrepreneurial ecosystem so unique.”
In order to launch this new festival, the Idea Village said they partnered with local music producer and experienced curator Sig Greenebaum. Greenebaum recently co-founded NOLAxNOLA, a celebration of New Orleans music venues and artists, and previously served as festival director of the ecently co-founded NOLAxNOLA, a celebration of New Orleans music venues and artists, in addition to his past accomplishments as Festival Director of the Voodoo Music + Arts Expereince.
“It’s an exciting, eclectic showcase of passionate creativity that has been specially curated for a unique festival audience. In a city known for music festivals, NOEW Fest is planting its flag at the intersection of innovation and culture,” Greenebaum said in a release.
While the majority of NOEW remains free and open to the public, the purchase of a NOEW Fest Pass or NOEW VIP Pass is required to attend NOEW Fest. To register for a free NOEW Access Pass or purchase a NOEW Fest or NOEW VIP pass, visit www.noew.org.
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