NOLA Downtown Festival


Cutting Edge Events promises exciting activities for the attendees and the general public;

the nola Downtown Music and Arts Festival,

August 25 & 26, 2017

will host

Popular Artists · Music Legends · Found Art · Classic Cars · Pop-up Shopping · Food Trucks · Social Volunteerism.

Located in New Orleans newest entertainment district and fastest growing neighborhood the New Orleans Downtown  Walk and enjoy music, food, art, bowling, and pop-up shopping along Fulton and Diamond Streets.

Organized and presented by the Music Business Institute, a New Orleans based non-profit organization whose sole mission is to enhance the career opportunities for musicians and entertainment professionals through dynamic education content and business networking.

Cutting Edge’s NOLA Downtown Music and Arts Festival will present important and emerging artists in various performing formats over four days in venues in and near New Orleans’ Downtown. The NOLA Downtown Music and Arts Festival is a showcase performance opportunity event featuring artists selected because they personify what the music and entertainment industry values, stage presents, songwriting and musicianship. These artists are ready for new and renewed attention. In a city where music is a cultural asset, not an entertainment byline, we honor the past by presenting artists in an atmosphere where their artistry is more important than beer sales.

130+ artists/groups will be presented during the 25th Cutting Edge CE Conferences and Events.

The NOLA Downtown Music and Arts will be headquartered on the Central City BBQ festival grounds where two stages will present music and films.

The activities will start, Friday, August 25 with Cutting Edge’s, “Music in Films,” film series screening of music documentary films. Artists from across the U.S. we perform lead by New Orleans artists Charlie Wooton, The GrayHawk Band, The Sheik with Resurrection, with a special nolaAmericana Tribute by Lynn Drury and her nolaAmericana band.

The festival event will conclude, Saturday, August 26, with the New Orleans Saint’s game day tailgating at the Central City BBQ and the Chitlin’ Circuit Revisited Jam on the main stage lead by artists, Little Freddie King, Henry Turner, Jr., Kenny Neal, they will be joined by local and visiting artists celebrating the many great artists who participated in Chitlin’ Circuit Jam Sessions throughout the years. Artists are invited to join in the jam.

Central City BBQ has quickly become a popular festival ground where local festival events can take place-walking distance from Downtown hotels.

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