"DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORLEANS"

Louis Armstrong


ABOUT

The NOLA Music Awards is a prestigious award showcase giving appreciation, recognition and honor to our national and local artists who have exemplified the essential aspects of Jazz and Urban Culture. The NOLA Music Awards will be a four day event filled with jam sessions, seminars, live-art installations and cyphers, culminating in the end event, the awards show. The 2016 NOLA Music Awards will be Saturday, October 22nd and hosted by Mario PShiny Green.

New Orleans artists thrive with a distinct southern demeanor and confidence delivering pride, pain and celebration. With respected references and influences from jazz greats such as the late great Louis Armstrong and our 2015 Pioneer Award Recipient Fats Domino, as well as hip-hop and bounce artists like Soulja Slim & Magnolia Shorty, New Orleans maintains the pulse of music. 

The NOLA Music Awards contributes to the local youth by providing internship and mentorship opportunities with music and stage production throughout this event. Our mission is to empower creative young people to become successful adults. We provide educational experiences in the arts and entrepreneurship to New Orleans-area children and youth, fostering and supporting their individual ambitions.  

Protecting Our Culture: NOLA Music Awards, Protect New Orleans, The Color Gallery and NOSACONN are teaming up to focus on community and revitalization; to highlight its strength and resiliency, by providing the information, resources and motivation for the community to move forward from within. It is imperative that we gain support from the New Orleans entertainment community so that we can stand in unison to educated our youth, protect our music and entertainment culture for future generations. We believe entertainment is the one area that has the greatest impact on our youth; therefore if we come together on one accord, we can have greater positive and global impact on society and culture than any other relevant force in the world. We, as supporters of entertainers, have a duty to ensure that our youth and culture not only survive, but also  thrive and carry on the work of those who came before them.


EVENTS


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016 - Writer's Block 

PRE-NOLA MUSIC AWARDS CONCERT

Cafe IstanbuL

2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA - 8PM

Hosted by Trigga Trezz

Music By DJ ADK

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016 - House of the Young "Welcome To New Orleans" 

Three Keys At Ace Hotel New Orleans

600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA - 5PM - 12AM

MUSIC EDUCATION, ARTS, FILM, JAZZ & HIP-HOP PANEL/MIXER

Hosted By E. Buckles & Jasmine Rousell

LIVE JAZZ BY COOL NASTY

Featuring Chase N Cashe, Ciel Rouge,  Assata Jones, Demplz, Yuri Jones


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016

NOLA MUSIC AWARDS

SAENGER THEATRE - 7PM

HOSTED BY MARIO P & SHINY GREEN

Music by Dj Tee

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2016

   COMMUNITY OUTREACH

GIRLS YOUTH DAY - 2PM - 6PM

Esplande Mall 

ABSTRACT NOLA - 9PM

Hosted by Sheba Songz

The Social - 523 Gravier St. 

 


2016 NOLA MUSIC AWARDS PANEL


2016 NOLA MUSIC AWARDS sponsors