Fiya Fest 2014 is a large-scale crawfish boil, music festival and benefit for The Roots of Music. The cost of your ticket includes performances by over 95 amazing artists on 3 stages plus delicious boiled crawfish to keep your FIYA fueled for the funk.
Fiya Fest is all about raising funds and awareness to help The Roots of Music in their mission of teaching and empowering New Orleans’ youth through music education, academic support, and mentorship while preserving and promoting the city's unique musical and cultural heritage. We thank you for joining us in supporting such an amazing program and in turn helping us to ensure that the music of New Orleans lives on through its most vital asset... its children!
The following items will be available to all VIP level ticket holders.
Cloud 9 Adventures partnered with us to help support The Roots of Music and generously donated a 2 person balcony cabin for JAM CRUISE 13 that was raffled off at Fiya Fest 2014. Proceeds of raffle ticket sales went to The Roots of Music. Winner was announced by our boy Ivan Neville at Fiya Fest.
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.
FIYA FEST Crawfish Boil & Benefit for The Roots of Music
Karl Denson with The Dirty Dozen Horns ft. Nikki Glaspie, Eddie Roberts, Robert Walter, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman
The New Orleans Suspects and The Bonerama Horns
Funky But Better
Artists at Large: Corey Glover, Mike Dillon, Skerik