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Tremé Fest to benefit St. Augustine Church

The Historic Faubourg Tremé Association (HFTA) will host the first annual Tremé Festival Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with proceeds targeted to fund much-needed repairs and improvements to St. Augustine Catholic Church.

“HFTA has done lots of good in this neighborhood related to quality of life issues,” said Adolph Bynum Sr., who originated the Tremé benefit festival. “Now it’s time for us to work with keeping Tremé’s historic sites and other cultural activities alive and thriving.”

The Tremé Festival will be held on the streets bordering the church, located at the corner of Henriette Delille and Gov. Nicholls streets. The fes- tival will feature food, crafts and music performances by John Boutte, Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers, James Andrews and the Crescent City Allstars, Shannon Powell, Leroy Jones Quintet, New Breed Brass Band, Lil Glen and Backatown, and the Tremé Brass Band.

The festival also will feature a second-line procession led by Roots of Music as well as the Zulu Connection and the Stilt Walkers and Drummers.
The festival is free and open to the public.

Free health screenings and tours of St. Augustine Church and the surrounding neighborhood will also be offered.

To kick off the weekend, a patron party will be held Oct. 2 at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz and Heritage Center, 1225 N. Rampart St., from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $100 and parking is available at the site.

For more information, contact Naydja Bynum at (504) 975-3514 or naydja This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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