FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 2017
NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans hospitality and entertainment leaders have banded together and announced the formation of Playing it Back: Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert, a major fundraising gala for the recent storm victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
The star-studded relief concert will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 6-10 p.m. at Generations Hall in the Warehouse District at 310 Andrew Higgins Drive. Playing it Back: Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert will raise funds for the Cajun Navy Relief and the Junior League New Orleans. Both organizations have been instrumental in the recovery efforts on the Gulf Coast and the Atlantic seaboard from record-breaking hurricanes that have destroyed or damaged large sections of the United States.
The benefit concert will feature live performances by Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr., The Phunky Monkeys and Armando Leduc y Salsa Royal. Tickets for the event are now on sale for $20 and can be purchased here:
The benefit event is the brainchild of lead singer Armando Leduc. “Those of us who survived Hurricane Katrina are all too familiar with what Texans and Floridians are experiencing in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma,” Leduc said. “There’s no way I could sit by idly so I recruited some of the best hospitality industry businesses and musicians to come together to ‘play it back’ for our neighbors across the Gulf Coast.”
Concert attendees are encouraged to bring hygiene products or cash donations that will go directly to Cajun Navy Relief and Junior League New Orleans’ diaper bank to be distributed to hurricane victims in the affected areas.
“The Cajun Navy is an example of what America should and can be like,” said Cajun Navy founder and event board member Damien Callais. “The Cajun Navy is a movement, not just people in boats, and anyone who comes to this event and donates can consider themselves an honorary member of the Cajun Navy.”
For more information on the event including musical acts, information about donations and participating charities, visit www.playingitback.org.
Playing it Back: Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert was created as a way for the New Orleans hospitality industry and local musicians to raise money for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Many of its members are Katrina survivors who want to reciprocate the goodwill and outpouring of support that the Crescent City received after its 2005 disaster.