Join us for a night of New Orleans’ music that will help support Louisiana’s wetlands. The native wetlands in Louisiana are constantly threatened by natural and unnatural disasters. An average of 34 square miles of South Louisiana marshland has disappeared each year in the past five decades* and as much as 80% of the nation’s coastal wetland loss has occurred in Louisiana. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita were great contributors to much of the loss, and the Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill had contributed damage greater than imagined to the ecologically valuable natural coastline. BAY FOR THE BAYOU is a grass-roots, non-profit organization founded in San Francisco by Louisiana natives to increase public awareness of the threatened area and to help raise funds for support. Their benefit concert & auction will be held this Friday, Sept 21st, at Bimbo’s 365 Club. You can support this important cause while enjoying music from the dynamic Allen Toussaint along with The California Honeydrops and special guests. Allen Toussaint, the most influential New Orleans musician, songwriter and producer alive, has worked with the legendary NOLA funk band The Meters. He has produced and/or collaborated with Elvis Costello, The Band, Jerry Garcia, Little Feat, Dr. John, Paul Simon, Joe Cocker, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and many, many others. Toussaint also wrote many songs that became huge hits for other great artists, including, “Workin In a Coalmine” (Lee Dorsey), “Yes We Can” (Pointer Sisters), “Sneakin Sally Through The Alley” (Robert Palmer/Ringo Starr), “Lady Marmalade” (Patty LaBelle), and countless others. Tickets are still available for this important benefit. VIP tickets include two drink tickets and catered Louisiana hors d’oeuvres.
More information on Bay for the Bayou is available at www.forthebayou.org
*Reference: U.S. Geological Survey