After the Making New Orleans Home Symposium on Saturday, March 10 at 6:00pm for Minting NOLA Music at the New Orleans Jazz Museum.
6:00pm — Arrowhead Jazz Band featuring Peter Varnado, Ashlin Parker, GG Pender, and Richard Scott along with National Park Service rangers. World premiere of two new compositions inspired by WWNO’s Tripod, New Orleans at 300. Introduction by WWNO’s Laine Kaplin Levinson.
6:30pm — Welcome by Greg Lambousy, director, New Orleans Jazz Museum & Matt Hampsey, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park.
6:35pm — World premiere of two new musical compositions inspired by WWNO’s Tripod, New Orleans at 300. Introduction by WWNO’s Laine Kaplin Levinson.
6:45pm — Kim Marie Vaz, Professor at Xavier University of Louisiana and author of The Baby Dolls: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition.
7:30 – 8:10pm — The Trombone Shorty Academy Band
8:30 – 10:00pm — Bon Bon Vivant
Featuring complementary refreshments and cash bar.
Free and open to the public.
About Making New Orleans Home: A Tricentennial Symposium:
The Historic New Orleans Collection will join the City of New Orleans 2018 Commission’s Cultural and Historical Committee to present “Making New Orleans Home: A Tricentennial Symposium,” Thursday, March 8, through Sunday, March 11, 2018. The symposium is the capstone of the committee, which is chaired by author and former Associate Vice President for External Affairs at Xavier University Sybil Haydel Morial and THNOC Executive Director Priscilla Lawrence.
Featuring lectures and cultural programming throughout the city, the four-day event will explore the 300-year history of how New Orleans came to be inhabited by diverse, vibrant people and how, in turn, the concept of home has been central to the life and culture of the city.
Comprising individual lectures and panel discussions, the symposium will be held at locations throughout the city, including Tulane University, the Hotel Monteleone, Xavier University, and the University of New Orleans. Additional evening events will take place at The Historic New Orleans Collection and the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old US Mint.