Saturday, October 13, 2007

Voodoo Fest is coming up, Oct. 26-28!

The Capstone just finished giving away tickets to Voodoo Fest in New Orleans. Congratulations to all the winners! This is going to be an awesome weekend. Here's some info on it, sent to me by Voodoo Fest itself. Impressive, eh? ;) Check out our Archives for more press releases and information.

VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE:

CULTURAL INFLUENCE OF
NEW ORLEANS

REFLECTED IN 2007 POSTER


In a city known for its unique mix of cultures, this year’s VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE poster will reflect the varied influences of New Orleans.

The 2007 poster created by acclaimed New Orleans artist Lionel Milton--who has designed the posters for five prior VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE’s--will be unveiled this Thursday, October 4 at Milton’s Elleone Gallery space and will remain on display there throughout the month. The evening’s festivities will also include the music of Big Sam’s Brass Band and DJ Soul Sister and will mark a weekend long grand opening celebration at Elleone Gallery (2001 Magazine Street) in the historic Lower Garden District of New Orleans.

“This year's Voodoo Music Experience poster was inspired by the gumbo of musical contributions from my hometown of New Orleans,” says Milton. “The Crescent City has its own feel of funk, groove, rock & roll and of course jazz. That mixture of creativity gave me more than I needed to project the image of funk I created this year. New Orleans has its own way of seeing and doing things. I think Voodoo captures that well and it made it easy for me to be inspired visually.”

VOODOO’s three full days of music--October 26, 27 and 28--will kick off with appearances from Rage Against the Machine, Kings Of Leon, Toots & the Maytals and M.I.A. (Friday); the Smashing Pumpkins, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Sinead O’Connor and TiΡ‘sto (Saturday); Wilco, Dr. John, Fall Out Boy, the Black Crowes and Common (Sunday). More than 120 acts will appear in the VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE’s three distinct performance areas--Le Ritual, Le Flambeau and Le Carnival--each of which highlights a unique side of the personality of New Orleans.


Ticketing, Will Call and free Bike Valet will be set up on the NOMA Lawn. $40 single day tickets, $115 3-day weekend tickets and $450 LOA Lounge (VIP) passes are currently available via www.voodoomusicfest.com. All tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To download copies of the day-by-day line-up with set times, along with information about transportation, travel and other general topics, visit the VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE website at www.voodoomusicfest.com.

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