Relix will provide this year’s Jazz Fest attendees and New Orleans locals with a look back at the last 50 years of the southern city’s vibrant music and cultural history with an exhibit set to take place during the two weekends of the upcoming music festival and beyond.
Announced earlier this week, the “Relix Celebrates 50 Years of New Orleans Music & Culture” exhibit will take place at The New Orleans Jazz Museum beginning on April 26th. The exhibit will remain open in the New Orleans museum throughout the festival (April 26th-May 5th) and in the weeks following before coming to a close on May 26th. The exhibit will showcase artwork and photography from Michael P. Smith, Sydney Byrd, Frenchy, George Rodrigue, Terrance Osborne, Danny Clinch, Zack Smith, Jay Blakesberg, Michael Weintrob, Dino Perrucci, Scott Saltzman, Clayton Call, Eric Waters, and Marc Millman.
Fans will also get the chance to join in on sit-down conversations with Preservation Hall Creative Director Ben Jaffe and writer Walter Isaacson on April 29th; Grammy-winning pianist Jon Cleary on April 30th; and Galactic drummer Stanton Moore with George Porter Jr. on May 1st. The conversation-based events will be limited in attendance, and will feature one-on-one Q&A’s and panels with the notable musicians. The three events will culminate with receptions highlighting food and cocktails inspired by New Orleans’ one-of-a-kind culinary scene. RSVPs are required for anyone hoping to attend the Museum on those dates, and tickets are required to attend the conversation events.
Fans can click here to find more info along with RSVP/ticket links for the upcoming exhibit.