Love Sessions, the festival brought to us by hometown hero and Grammy Award Winning musician Irvin Mayfield Jr., is a series of concerts over the course of a week to raise funds for local charities and organizations.
Now in its fourth year, 2013's 'festival of giving' is scheduled for August 23 through August 29. Last year alone, Love Sessions raised more than $80,000 for it's chosen organizations. Let's try to top that this year!
Proceeds from this year's series will go to the following groups: The New Orleans Public Library Foundation, Legacy Foundation & Teaching Responsible Earth Education (T.R.E.E.), Eden House, UNITY of Greater New Orleans, Son of a Saint Sports Foundation, Louisiana Children’s Museum, and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO).
The 2013 program of Love Sessions featuring Irvin Mayfield and the Jazz Playhouse Revue includes John Chin, Peter Harris, Adonis Rose, Derek Douget, Jason Marshall, Michael Watson and Vincent Gardner.
Special Guests are: Jason Marsalis - Friday, August 23, Evan Christopher - Saturday, August 24, Germaine Bazzle - Sunday, August 25, Gerald French, James Rivers, & Edward "Sweetbread" Petersen - Monday, August 26, Glen David Andrews - Tuesday, August 27, Shannon Powell - Wednesday, August 28, and Don Vappie & Jamison Ross on Thursday, August 29.
But if you can't attend you'll still be able to feel the love as each night of Love Sessions will be recorded for a commemorative CD to be released by Basin Street Records.