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About Nola Funk Fest

Nola Funk Fest is the coming out party for The Louisiana Music & Heritage Experience, a museum of grand scale dedicated to the preservation of Louisiana’s rich musical history. This festival features programming giving attendees a taste of what the museum will offer. The festival will feature an exhibit titled I Found My Thrill: The Music and Artistry of Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew, which will be housed at the New Orleans Jazz Museum for 6 months before embarking on a state-wide tour. Festival programming will also include two symposiums where oral histories, flavored by musical performances, will highlight the evolution of Blues and Jazz into R&B, Rock and Roll, and Funk.


To top off the programming, 21 of the City’s best local funk acts will be performing for 3 days across two stages, headlined by Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Leo Nocentelli with Experiencing The Meters and including Grammy icons Irma Thomas, George Porter Jr. and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Nola Funk Fest aims to become the newest addition to New Orleans' annual festival schedule.

Our goal for this festival is to draw attention and help make our dream of giving Louisiana the museum it deserves a reality. Our goal for the museum is to preserve the evolving Louisiana music history to educate, inspire and empower.

The Louisiana Music & Heritage Experience


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide dynamic, multi-dimensional exhibits and music programing that tell the story of Louisiana’s many music forms; to celebrate the legacies of its greatest music innovators in an inspirational manner; to provide educational resources for teachers, academics, and students; to initiate educational and public programs that provide access and seek to help inform our audience of the importance and value of Louisiana music; to explore the creative process of those artists whose contributions to American music are significant; and to complement existing music-related institutions.

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Learn more about The
Louisiana Music & Heritage Experience 

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