Project Description

A Virtual & Cultural Festival

2021 Tremé Festival

Launched in 2015 by the Historic Faubourg Tremé Association (HFTA), a 501(c)(3) organization, the Tremé Fall Festival celebrates the unique culture, history, spirit and architecture of the Tremé neighborhood. The festival has served as an economic driver of the neighborhood through investments in musicians, culture bearers, institutions and businesses that contribute to the fabric of Tremé, America’s most historic African American neighborhood.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the 2020 fall festival was cancelled and we have reimagined the festival into a virtual cultural celebration.


  1. To support local musicians by providing gigs and making investments in the cultural and business economy of Tremé.
  2. To raise funds that enable HFTA to provide grants to St. Augustine Church and other cultural institutions.
  3. To build awareness of the unique culture and history of Tremé among local, regional, national and international audiences.

Live & Virtual Concert

New Orleans Jazz Museum
Saturday, April 24
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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The 2020 Tremé Fall Festival is transforming into a virtual cultural celebration that will feature a live and virtual VIP concert at the historic New Orleans Jazz Museum featuring the Tremé Brass Band, Dr. Michael White, and James Andrews.

In front of an intimate audience, the event will also be simulcasted live on the New Orleans Jazz Museum and HFTA Facebook pages and will feature prerecorded elements from Tremé. The event will adhere to Covid-19 health and safety guidelines, including limited capacity, mask-wearing and social-distancing.

Tremé Brass Band
Tremé Brass Band
dr michael white
Dr. Michael White
New Orleans Jazz Museum
James Andrews

Other tentative video elements include a series of 15-20 second “I AM TREME” moments from key residents and business owners of Tremé.

Who We Benefit

Before - St. Augustine Catholic Church

Before – St. Augustine Catholic Church

After - St. Augustine Catholic Church

After – St. Augustine Catholic Church

HFTA is a 501c3 organization and all proceeds will be used to fund projects that benefit the Tremé.

HFTA has provided over $50,000 to help restore the nation’s oldest African-American church, St. Augustine Catholic Church, now celebrating its 176th anniversary this October. HFTA has also been able to promote projects that benefit the Tremé and its vibrant culture through festival proceeds and sponsorships.

Please join us in celebrating and preserving the Tremé!

Sponsorship Levels

JAZZ $1,000
Presenting Sponsor Distinction in all Marketing, Print, Radio, Digital, PR and In- Venue + 2 Patron VIP Concert Tix to the New Orleans Jazz Museum + HFTA Partner distinction. 60 second presence in virtual stream
Jazz Sponsor Recognition in all Marketing, Print, Radio, Digital, PR, and In-Venue 2 Patron VIP Concert Tix to the New Orleans Jazz Museum + Friend of HFTA distinction. 30 second presence in virtual stream.