Thursday, September 06, 2007
Circus Tonight/New Orleans Relief, 9-9-07
Circus at Janura Park, today, Thursday, 9-6-07. 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm, or thereabouts.
A Roadhouse Jam for New Orleans Relief will be held Sunday, September 9th from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at FitzGerald's Nightclub, 6615 Roosevelt Road.
Proceeds from the event will be used to help rebuild Deslondes Street, the section of the Lower 9th Ward that was destroyed when the infamous barge breached the levee.
The fundraiser will feature Walt Cunningham and One Accord/Dartmouth College Gospel Choir who have recently returned from performances at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, Lauren Frost, an upcoming eclectic rock singer, Nicholas Barron, a favorite Chicago soulful singer-songwriter, and from New Orleans, Grayson Capps & the Stumpknockers, a Delta blues-inspired southern rock band.
This community festival is in the spirit of people helping people during an afternoon filled with live music, New Orleans cuisine, raffles, etc. For advance tickets ($30), please contact Global Hope at 630.719.1622. Tickets will be sold at the door on the day of the event.
Global Hope is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to work with grassroots organizations in the pursuit of their missions. The proceeds of the benefit will assist Common Ground Relief in their efforts to help the people of Deslondes Street rebuild and return to their homes.