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Preservation Hall Announces 2018 Salon Series

Preservation Hall Announces 2018 Salon Series

NEW ORLEANS - Artistic Manager Ron Rona issued the following statement for this year’s Salon Series:

“Dear Friends,

”While there’s a myriad of things to marvel about here at the Hall, we consider it an incredible honor to bear witness to a living history every night.  You can hear it in Lester Caliste’s trombone.  Feel it in the beat of the bass drum as it resonates through the wooden floor beneath our feet.  We imagine it daily as we hear those endless  stories from the musicians in the courtyard before the show.  And it’s still here now. 

”All we can think here is...how do we continue to keep Tradition connected to here and now? Will it do it on its own? It’s a whole lot to think about and it’s something we’ll be asking ourselves until our time passes.  And there’s plenty of people here and in other communities thinking about that same thing, and they’re making their history breathe and manifest in new and innovative ways.  We’re certainly not alone.

”It’s our great pleasure to invite you back for this year’s Salon Series at Preservation Hall.  We hope you can join us once again in this continued conversation and celebration.”  

To find our more information of each performance and purchase tickets, view the schedule below:

Sunday, September 23 - Krewe Du Kanval presents Bote Bliye: A Haitian Artwork Exhibition from the Collection of the Late Dr. Jean C. Brierre and Nicole Riboul Brierre (Part 1 - Exhibit Opening)

Sunday, September 30 - Lost Bayou Ramblers

Thursday, October 4 - PresHall Legacies: Lars Edegran’s New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra

Wednesday, October 10 - Flor de Toloache

Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 - A Preservation HALLoween with Boyfriend

Thursday, November 1 - A Tribute to the Olympia Serenaders with Lester Caliste

Sunday, November 11 - New Orleans Wiggle- An Afternoon Swing Dance featuring Orange Kellin's Deluxe Orchestra

Friday, November 16 - An Evening with Evan + Zane (feat. Evan Rachel Wood + Zane Carney) 

Saturday, November 17 - Krewe Du Kanaval presents Bote Bliye: A Haitian Artwork Exhibition from the Collection of the Late Dr. Jean C. Brierre and Nicole Riboul Brierre (Part 2 - A Celebration)

Sunday, November 18 - Til’ The Butcher Cuts Him Down: A Film Screening and Conversation with Dodie Smith-Simmons + Will Smith & His Preservation All-Stars

Sunday, December 16 and Monday, December 24 - A Creole Christmas

Friday, December 21 and Saturday, December 22 - David L. Harris presents a Nat King Cole Halliday

The Salon Series at 726 St. Peter is an expansion of Preservation Hall’s mission to Protect, Preserve, and Perpetuate through explorations of music, visual art, film, dance, digital content, and collaboration featuring Artists from both our resident musical collective as well as regional and visiting artists from all genres and disciplines.  As a venue and platform for sustaining traditions and fostering community from its inception, #Salon726 presentations offer a unique environment for Creators to celebrate the past, present, and future with new presentations that that cross discipline, geography, and perspective.  

For more information about the Salon Series, or Preservation Hall, contact James Lambert, interim communications manager, at communications@preservationhall.com or at 504-256-0925.

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