Dr. John & the Nite Trippers Headline 2nd Annual Fundraiser
New Orleans, Louisiana – The Link Stryjewski Foundation is proud to announce the musical lineup for the Second Annual Bal Masqué, set for January 7, 2017 at the historic Orpheum Theater in New Orleans. Dr. John & the Nite Trippers will headline the evening, following performances by Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Cha Wa, and the Roots of Music. The gala fundraiser is a celebration of New Orleans’ Creole carnival roots, capturing the spirit of a classic Bal Masqué with music, dance and food. The evening will feature culinary creations from world-renowned chefs John Currence (City Grocery, Oxford, MS), Suzanne Goin (Lucques, Los Angeles), Paul Kahan (Publican, Chicago), Mike Lata (FIG, Charleston), Nancy Oakes (Prospect, San Francisco), Richard Reddington (Redd, Yountville, CA), Andrea Reusing (Lantern, Chapel Hill), and Maggie Scales (La Boulangerie, New Orleans). The Bal Masqué will follow an intimate event preview dinner on Friday, January 6, 2017, at Calcasieu, hosted by returning chef Mario Batali (Babbo, New York City). Tickets available now at balmasque.linkstryjewski.org or by calling 504-588-2189 Ext. 5.
“Dr. John is an international legend and New Orleans icon who represents the musical soul of our city,” states Chef Donald Link. “We are honored that he will join us in support of our mission to help nourish and educate the youth of New Orleans this year.” Dr. John, whose career spans six-decades, recently released a new album, The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music. The album includes performances by Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty, Widespread Panic and Dr. John & The Nite Trippers' Music Director Sarah Morrow. It also includes performances by several New Orleans legends, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Terence Blanchard, John Boutté, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, George Porter Jr. and Zigaboo Modeliste of the Meters, and Aaron, Charles and Cyril Neville.
The Link Stryjewski Foundation was created to address the persistent cycle of violence and poverty, as well as the lack of quality education and job training opportunities available to young people in New Orleans. The Link Stryjewski Foundation provides support to organizations that directly work to end the cycle of violence and poverty that affect the lives of children.
More information about the Bal Masqué and the Link Stryjewski Foundation can be found at www.balmasque.linkstryjewski.org.
Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski created the Link Stryjewski Foundation to address the persistent cycle of violence and poverty, as well as the lack of quality education and job training opportunities available to young people in New Orleans. The Link Stryjewski Foundation will provide support to organizations that directly work to end this cycle. The mission of the Link Stryjewski Foundation is to help nourish and educate the youth of New Orleans, allowing them to realize their potential and become active positive members of our community. For more information about the Link Stryjewski Foundation, visit www.linkstryjewski.org.