Due to Overwhelming Demand, City Opens Additional Seats for Katrina 10 Commemoration: The Power of Community

Due to Overwhelming Demand, City Opens Additional Seats for Katrina 10 Commemoration: The Power of Community 

Official Commemoratory Event Features President Bill Clinton, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans Residents, Faith Leaders, and Advocates

 NEW ORLEANS, LA –Due to overwhelming interest from community members and visitors, today, the City of New Orleans increased ticket availability for the Katrina 10 signature event – The Power of Community.

The event will feature President Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States and founder of the Clinton Foundation, and will be held on the official anniversary of Katrina’s landfall, Saturday August 29. President Clinton will join Mayor Landrieu and New Orleans residents, community leaders, and advocates who, over the last ten years, have helped the city recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the federal levees. In addition to remarks from President Clinton and Mayor Landrieu, the event will feature music and cultural performances as well as faith leaders representing several religious denominations who will pray for the city to continue to unite, heal, and move forward.

Tickets for the event via Ticketmaster can be accessed through http://katrina10.org/ticket and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Additional details about the event are below.

Saturday, August 29, 5:00 PM (Doors open at 4:00 PM)
Katrina 10 Commemoration: The Power of Community
Smoothie King Center
1501 Dave Dixon Drive

On Saturday August 29th, President Bill Clinton, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans residents, faith leaders, and advocates who over the last ten years helped the City recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, will take part in a public commemoration and celebration of the city’s resilience. Hosted by award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, this major event will be held on the official anniversary of Katrina’s landfall, at the Smoothie King Center. Musical and cultural will include Multi-Grammy nominated R&B and jazz recording artist Ledisi; Grammy winners Rebirth Brass Band; John Boutte; Tonya Boyd Cannon, Stephanie Jordan’s Big Band, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux; Warren Easton Charter High School Marching Band and Dumpstaphunk.

Soledad O’Brien’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina for CNN won her, and CNN, a George Foster Peabody award. Her Katrina coverage was the beginning of a relationship between Soledad O’Brien and New Orleans that continues to this day, where she has produced two documentaries, sits on the board of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and has even adopted some of our local young women as scholarship recipients for her foundation. Today, Soledad runs her own company, the Starfish Media Group where she continues her reporting on New Orleans and her relationship with its people.

Katrina 10 Commemoration: The Power of Community is open to all city residents, but seating is limited. Tickets are free and will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis via email through Ticketmaster or via in-person pick up at City libraries and community-based organizations. Volunteers from the Katrina 10: City-Wide Day of Service will automatically receive tickets and access to exclusive seating.

A full schedule of commemorative events, as well as additional resources for the media, is available at Katrina10.org and will be updated regularly.

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