Sunday, September 3, 2017
Paz Fest IV: A New Orleans Tribute To Joni Mitchell at Civic Theatre — A fundraiser for the Ruth Paz Foundation to benefit The Ruth Paz Pediatric Surgery and Burn Hospital in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Ticket can be purchased online at civicnola.com
ARTISTS PERFORMING: Chuck Mitchell, Judith Owen, Harry Shearer, Deacon John, David Torkanowsky, Johnny Vidacovich, Tonya Boyd-Cannon, The Asylum Chorus, DJ G-Cue, Sean Ardoin, Phil DeGruy w/ Emily Robertson, Debbie Davis, Matt Perrine, Alex McMurray, Paul Sanchez, Bryan Thomas, Leslie Smith, Cary Hudson (from Blue Mountain), Jim McCormick, Krewe de Groove w/ Brandon Tarricone & Henley Douglas, Jr., Renshaw Davies, Joe Tullos (from Big Sun), Christina Friis w/ Larry Sieberth, Dayna Kurtz, Kevin Stylez, Joshua Thomas, Sonny Schneidau, Jahida Esperanza, Fatsy Cline, Sue Tierney, Michael Paz, more TBA.
ABOUT THE RUTH PAZ HOSPITAL
The Ruth Paz Foundation is a non-profit, tax deductible — Status 501 C-3 — charitable organization dedicated in providing life-changing medical care and support to underprivileged Honduran children and their families Since the 1970´s, the Ruth Paz Foundation has enabled the access of marginalized children to specialized burn wound management and congenital birth defect treatments in the United States. The Ruth Paz Foundation is financed predominantly through private funds, with occasional government funds. The goal of the Ruth Paz Hospital for Burn Children and Pediatric Surgery is to deliver burn wound management care to children in Honduras, therefore reducing the overall pediatric morbidity and mortality due to burns nationally. The hospital will also meet the excess demand for pediatric surgeries, decreasing the waiting periods at the regional level. The Ruth Paz Hospital for Burns and Pediatric Surgery was completed in August of 2010.
For more information, visit ruthpaz.com.
I hosted a fundraiser for the Ruth Paz Foundation to build a Burn Hospital in Honduras in May of 2000. We had the concert at the Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans and called it Pazfest-A New Orleans Tribute to Joni Mitchell. Artists included: David Lahm, Jason Marsalis Band, Susan Cowsill, Brian Stoltz, The Brian Thomas Band, Kim Carson w/ Bud Tower, Kim Prevost and Bill Solley, Jack Neilson, John Parker, Lil’ Queenie, John Rankin, Beth Patterson, Leslie Smith with Michael Pellera, Robert Mache, Candace Cox, Danzig and Wooley, Sam Price, Kevin Aucoin, Betsy McGovern, Vic Saul and Denise Marie Band. Over 400 people participated in a beautiful night of music at the Wolf and that show was released on CD in 2001.
On August 15 of 2010 we opened doors to the “Ruth Paz Hospital for Burns and Pediatric Surgery”, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. I hosted Pazfest II on Labor Day weekend Sept 2-6, 2010. The main event was once again a tribute to Joni Mitchell concert that was held at the Howlin' Wolf. We were blessed again to have a stellar line up: Jimmy Robinson, Ingrid Lucia, Irvin Mayfield, Randy Jackson of Zebra, DJ G-Cue, Alex McMurray, Jonathan Freliech, Joe Cabral, Doug Harrison, Sharon Martin, Kristen Diable, Alexandra Scott, Ray Ganecheau, Christine Ohlman of Saturday Night Live Band, Christina Friis-Nielson, Otra, Roman Street, Phil Melancon, Pat Weathers, Leslie Smith with George Porter, Jr., Sharon Martin with Rickie Monie, Charlie Gabriel and Joe Lastie of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and many more.
PazFest III was held on October 5, 2013 at the Howlin’ Wolf. Roland Guerin, Johnny Vidacovich, Jimmy Robinson, Charm Taylor with The Honorable South, Indianapolis Jazz Guitarist Bill Lancton, (So. Cal. Joni Tribute Band) Mutts of the Planet, Susan Cowsill, Leslie Smith, Jeff and Vida, Otra, Sam Price and Christina Friis-Nielson, Chris Atkins, Kevin Danzig, Faith Crawford, Papi Mali, Marc Stone, Sam Broussard and Caleb Elliott, (New York Singer Songwriter) Bryan Thomas, Dirk Billie, Tandem, Deanna Bernard w/ John Autin, Leslie Smith, Mikayla, and many more
Check out the first release at cdbaby.com/pazfest