Jazz Crawl: Spirit of New Orleans

'Bringing the Spirit of New Orleans’ to a city near you! The Jazz Crawl is expanding its celebration of life, culture, and local arts into new cities. The funds raised will sponsor the participation of New Orleans artists to appropriately present the evolution of New Orleans music, dance, and parade traditions.

Mardi Gras Indians 
Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs 
Brass Bands
Rising Stars

The sponsorship will include local entertainment and activities to maximize the significance of the cultural exchange between the New Orleans artists and the hosting city. Depending on the success of our campaign, commissions and other gifts will also be granted to the artists to reward their artistic talents and prevalence as torch bearers of New Orleans culture. 

$10,000 GOAL 
We're targeting March 18th to finalize arrangements for artist participation in the 5th Annual Jazz Crawl in Charleston, SC on Sunday, April 14th. After the Charleston event we will tally city votes and start planning additional Jazz Crawls in 2019.

Sunday, April 14th: Charleston Jazz Crawl

Link to Event Page


We are using the GoFundMe campaign to gauge the interest in support for the Jazz Crawl in different cities. Every $5 of support earns you 1 city vote and 1 entry into our online giveaway drawings. Simply comment with your city after making your donation. The amount and type of giveaways will be based on the success of the campaign and the support of cross-promotional sponsors. Giveaway items will range from:

Jazz Crawl Merchandise
Ties, hats, shirts, etc. 

Prints and original works from the visual artists that support the Jazz Crawl. 

NOLA Getaway
4-Night stay in downtown luxury condo with VIP treatment to shows, museums, food, and night-life. 


The Jazz Crawl for Charity celebrates the artistic culture and festive parade traditions of New Orleans as a tribute to loved ones not with us anymore. It is a unique and exciting cultural exchange that brings people together in support of local creativity, cultural preservation, and youth engagement with arts and history.

The event is highlighted by a downtown second-line parade lead by the randomly crowned King and Queen, brass bands, and street dancers. The parade pauses at a local landmark for a community drum circle with interactive cultural demonstrations. Finally, the post-parade ‘Ambassadors Reception’ caps the night off by honoring the local educators, artists, and influential figures that support the Jazz Crawl’s missions.

Link to Event Overview


We're also looking for the support of sponsors to help us reach new markets and accommodate travel arrangements for artists. You can become a sponsor of the Jazz Crawl and have your brand exposed to thousands of people in many unique ways.

Official Sponsors
Corporate support to help foster the growth of the event into a larger festival in more cities.

Travel Sponsors
Donations to cover the travel, lodging, and other accommodations for New Orleans artists. 

Event Sponsors
Support of local artist participation and local promotional efforts through advertising and fundraising events.

Link to Sponsorship Opportunities


The distribution of the funds raised will heavily depend on the support we receive from corporate sponsorships. Regardless of that, we expect the expenses to be primarily associated with the accommodations for the New Orleans artists. 

Accommodations: Transportation, Lodging, Food, Entertainment
Production: Donated Instruments, Commissions, Uniforms 
Promotions: Advertising, Public Relations, Digital Media


The second-line tradition originated as a celebration of life at Jazz Funerals, and the Jazz Crawl for Charity was originally established as a tribute to our late Aunt Patty who loved introducing people to New Orleans culture. This correlation is highlighted by commemorating the names and memories of loved ones with tribute donation options.

Commemorate the names of your loved ones through our parades or the donation of an instrument to an aspiring student in need:

$25 Second-Line Tribute: Parade Commemoration
$100 First-Line Tribute: Engraved Instrument

 Link to Memorial Tributes


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Rick Tringali 
New Orleans, LA
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