A Celebration of Freedom

A joyful celebration of New Orleans’ African heritage with music, local artists, and local eats!

In partnership with OperaCréole and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans Opera kicks off the Juneteenth weekend with A Celebration of Freedom.

New Orleans has a cultural legacy heavily influenced by the people of the African Diaspora. The New Orleans Opera Association would like to honor the contributions of those who built this legacy.

FREE!

  • Friday, June 17, 2022
  • 5:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Opera Guild Home, 2504 Prytania Street

The Lineup:

  • Blessing and healing movement with Shanda “Mango” Brown
  • Ashley Jackson, Harpist
  • Tribute to LaVergne Monette
  • OperaCréole

Stop by our yard for a program featuring songs by Edmond Dédé, Margaret Bonds, William Grant Still, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Nkeiru Okoye, and more!

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SPECIAL NOTICE

Don’t forget to bring chairs or a blanket to sit on and enjoy the provided food and beverages​ … or feel free to bring your own!

Art Market

Gason Ayisyin

Photography

Lux+Orleans

Jewelry

Mimic Thrift

Clothing

Music

Ashley Jackson

OperaCréole

Tribute

Photo credit LaVergne Monette and OperaCréole

LaVergne Monette, the first person of color to sing a mainstage role with the New Orleans Opera, will be present and honored at A Celebration of Freedom.