3rd Annual New Orleans Sacred Music Festival is
March 15, 2014!
2372 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
The 3rd Annual Sacred Music Festival Tickets 2014
- Tickets will be sold at door!
The New Orleans Sacred Music Festival brings performers from New Orleans’ diverse faith and cultural communities to share music, chants, prayers, brief ceremonies and conversations about the transformative power of music with the public. At a time when there is still much division, conflict, and misunderstanding in the world between people of different faiths -- The Sacred Music Festival is a vitally important summit where people of diverse cultures and traditions can come together and share their voices through the universal and unifying power of music. (Click on the music player to your right to listen to songs from our 2013 performers while you explore the website.) Some performances are traditional, others innovative. Melodic, inspirational and uplifting, yet serious and profoundly personal, all sacred music carries similar themes of hope, no matter what language is spoken. Ancient and cutting edge at the same time, fun and lively, and full of magical moments-- where else are you going to see Tibetan monks rocking out to Gospel music? Don't miss one of New Orleans' most unique and inspiring festivals!
In addition to their own sets, in the spirit of the Kindred Spirits, this year’s fest will feature artists performing together; including Japanese percussionist Mayumi Shari with 101 Runners, hip-hop artist Chuck Perkins with Medieval choral star Claudia Copeland, and many more surprises!
This year for the first time the festival includes a youth experience especially for kids engaged in music, arts and cultural survival, street peace, faith, interfaith and other civic activism. Young people and their allies and teachers will gather for lunch, learn about the site and event, meet each other and the musicians and enjoy the fest. The youth experience is funded by the NO Interfaith Peace Initiative as well as an anonymous donor
Portions of the proceeds benefit The New Orleans Community Outreach, a non-profit organization, which provides financially vulnerable residents with access to many of the helping/healing programs and services offered by the New Orleans Healing Center and its affiliates. It gives them free access to the resources of the Healing Center, including:
Free therapy, life skills training, groceries, and more to women coming out of forced prostitution through a partnership with Eden House.
Free financial literacy training, job placement, gym access and more to homeless youth through a partnership with the Covenant House.