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Lower 9 Fest

Lower 9 Fest with include such incredible musicians as (from Left to Right): Tonya Boyd-Cannon, Young Audiences Jazz Ensemble, Kermit Ruffins, Stooges Brass Band and so many more!

Lower 9 Fest

The Lower 9th Ward is known as a strong community, self-sufficient, with a history of perseverance. Before Hurricane Katrina, every resource you needed in the Lower 9 could be found in the Lower 9th ward, and residents learned to rely upon each other for any resources they could not obtain.

In keeping with the spirit of community and connectivity, the L9WHA has collaborated with residents and organizations of the neighborhood to host the 1st Annual Lower 9 Food, Music & Community Resource Festival on August 27, 2022, from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Participants will enjoy music performances by brass bands, marching bands, and Lower 9 recording artists including Kermit Ruffins and Tonya Boyd Cannon. 40+ community organizations and businesses will kick off the event with a commemorative second line. In addition, to live music, participants will enjoy food trucks and kid's activities.

To see the full lineup of community organizations, and performers, visit the official festival website at:

If you are in town on August 27, 2022, please join us for this incredible event!

Art Revealing

As one of our partners, we want you to be the first to see the Official 2022 Lower 9 Fest artwork being revealed LIVE on Instagram THIS Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 9:00 am (CST). The artwork was created by Alina Allen, a Lower 9th ward resident. Alina draws her inspiration from “her spiritual connections” and uses them to share beautiful stories through art. To join us for the unveiling, follow us on Instagram by following us and visiting our Instagram page at:

Lower 9 Fest T-Shirts

Beginning August 1, 2022, you can purchase your LIMITED EDITION Lower 9 Fest t-shirt and poster featuring the newly revealed artwork from the festival website

Support the Fest

Support the Lower 9 Festival, email Sarah at for sponsorship information.

Welcome L9WHA 2022 Summer Interns Aaliya & Janiyah!

Through a partnership with YouthForce Nola, we are working with two youth interns. Aaliyah Berryhill & Janiyah Franklin will be executing social media and marketing for the Lower 9 Festival.

Want to Know More?

Check out our Client Service Specialist, Cynthia Guillemet, on the Wake Up District E show talking about the Lower 9 Fest on July 20th, 9 am (CST). Watch it live, or catch it after the fact, at

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