Big Freedia Is Bringing the Bounce to New Orleans’ Preservation Hall With Livestream Concert

Big Freedia Is Bringing the Bounce to New Orleans’ Preservation Hall With Livestream Concert
Freedia’s performance marks one of the first livestreamed concerts to come out of Preservation Hall, which shut its doors in March at the start of the global pandemic. The venue offered a livestream benefit concert back in June featuring stars like Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl and Dave Matthews to raise money for the Preservation Hall Foundation. Now, through their new partnership with StageIt, the venue is scheduling more livestreamed shows, including an upcoming October set with Tank and the Bangas.

“When Hurricane Katrina hit, New Orleans was devastated, but through the power of community and music we were able to put it back together, which is how bounce music became what it is today. With COVID-19 shuttering venues and putting tours on hold, we find ourselves again putting our faith into music and the hope it is known to generate,” Big Freedia said in a statement. “It has been paramount for artists like myself to find creative ways to continue performing and supporting the music industry. As a New Orleans local being able to perform live from Preservation Hall on StageIt represents the power a community has to persevere and come together while physically apart.”

Big Freedia’s show at Preservation Hall will take place Saturday at 8 p.m. CT. Get tickets and learn more here.

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