NOLAxNOLA presented by numerous music venues in collaboration with New Orleans & Company

Pierre St-Jean

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - Numerous iconic music venues and nightclubs in New Orleans is collaborating with New Orleans & Company to create NOLAxNOLA, which is a series of live music events created to support musicians, culture bearers, and music venues in New Orleans during this difficult time.

Almost 80 percent of eligible adults in New Orleans have received at least their first dose of vaccine and it is the highest vaccination rate among all Louisiana parishes. But, the COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting the cultural economy of New Orleans for both locals and visitors. Spring 2021 festivals such as the French Quarter Fest, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Beignet Fest, Buku Planet B, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, and Chicken Fest have been rescheduled due to the new Delta variant.

NOLAxNOLA is created to show that New Orleans & Company can continue to support and promote live music in a safe way. The event will require a negative PCR test, which is taken within the last 72 hours, or proof of vaccination.

The President of Sigfest Events and Co-Founder of NOLAxNOLA, Sig Greenebaum said that the festival seasons in New Orleans mean a lot to the city and that it is important for them to collaborate to support the artistic community of the city.

The President and CEO of New Orleans & Company, Stephen Perry said, "Our music clubs are the lifeblood of the most authentic live music scene in America, and they and our musicians are in peril."

NOLAxNOLA will be held during the dates of the canceled New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, from October 7 to 17, 2021, and will follow all safety guidelines.

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