Fiya Fest 2015 is a large-scale crawfish boil, music festival and benefit for The Roots of Music and The New Orleans Musicians' Clinic. The cost of your ticket includes performances by over 95 amazing artists on 2 stages.
Fiya Fest is held to benefit The Roots of Music program and New Orleans Musicians' Clinic (NOMC). The Roots of Music is an outstanding organization that helps to preserve and promote the local NOLA music culture through youth music education and support, serving low-income communities and providing free opportunities for the children of New Orleans. The NOMC is a new addition to the fest's charity donations, and the group offers affordable health care options for the musicians of New Orleans. Two incredibly worthy causes.
- Entrance to the event (re-entry admitted)
- Access to all Flame Stage and Outside Stage performances
- Access to Fiya Dept. VIP Balcony in Ballroom
- Access to Vip Bathrooms
- 4 Free drinks or beer
- Crawfish, boiled on site
- Access to all Flame Stage and River Stage performances
The Roots of Music’s mission is to teach, support and empower New Orleans’ youth through music education, academic support, and mentorship while preserving and promoting New Orleans’ unique musical and cultural heritage. The goal is to give the youth of New Orleans the resources to live positive, productive, self-reliant lives.
The Roots of Music fills a void in music education programs in New Orleans schools. Marching bands were once an integral part of New Orleans middle schools but after Katrina, many schools discontinued their music programs for this age group. Today the Roots of Music serves over 100 students, making up a full marching band that has successfully paraded the city since Mardi Gras 2009.
The Roots' program provides music history and theory as well as instrumental instruction and ensemble performance preparation. They also provide academic tutoring, mentoring and homework assistance.
Participation in the Roots of Music is free for all students.
Since 1998, the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic (NOMC) has been dedicated to keeping New Orleans' performers alive in body, mind, and spirit by providing comprehensive health care and mental health/social services. As the "medical home" for more than 2,500 local musicians and tradition bearers, the NOMC's Culture of Caring Model provides cost-efficient access to high quality healthcare and wellness programs for our patients, regardless of their ability to pay.
The New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) evolved from NOMC following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to expand its mission and promise to keep New Orleans music alive by sustaining New Orleans' traditional music cultures through their Gig Fund and their Emergency Fund.
Cloud 9 Adventures partnered with us to help support The Roots of Music and generously donated a 2 person balcony cabin for JAM CRUISE 14 that was raffled off at Fiya Fest 2015. Proceeds of raffle ticket sales went to The Roots of Music. Winner was announced by our boy Ivan Neville at Fiya Fest.