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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Gulf Aid to Benefit Area Fishermen Sunday. John Legend added to line-up | Offbeat Magazine

This Sunday, May 16th, musicians will unite at Gulf Aid, a benefit concert to raise funds to assist Gulf Coast fisherman presented by WWOZ, Mardi Gras World, SDT Waste and Debris, Rehage Entertainment and others.

Headliners are: Lenny Kravitz and Mos Def — Also appearing are: R&B singer John Legend, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys with Jon Cleary, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Marcia Ball and Shamarr Allen and many others!

Tickets are on sale now at for the show, which will take place Sunday from noon-10 p.m. at Mardi Gras World River City on the banks of the Mississippi River. The show’s a benefit to raise money that will help families affected by the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as raise awareness of the fragility and importance of the Louisiana wetlands.

Those who want to help but can’t make the concert can contribute by sending checks to:

P.O. Box 6917
Metairie, LA 70009

Funds will be distributed with a focus on two key elements of recovery: coastal environmental issues and the well-being of fishermen and the regional seafood industry. Tickets are $50 and are available exclusively at Elevate Tickets; youth 10 and under are free. The concert will be held this Sunday from 12-10 p.m. at Mardi Gras World's River City Plaza and will be broadcast live on WWOZ.

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