COUNTDOWN TO FIRST EVER NEW ORLEANS SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Release Date: 05/29/2007

WHAT: Official announcement of Festival activities and musical line-up.


WHO: Produced by New Orleans Cultural Festivals; musical direction by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.
 
WHERE: Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave.  Festival Site.


WHEN: Media Event - Wednesday, May 30, 2007 from 10 to 10:45 a.m.


DIGNITARIES: 
 Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu, Department of Culture Recreation and Tourism (invited)
 James Carter, Councilman, District C
 Stephen Perry, President/CEO, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau
 Sandy Shilstone Executive Director, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation
 Mark Wilson, President, French Quarter Business Association
 Mel Ziegler, President, New Orleans Cultural Festivals
 Don Marshall, Executive Director, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.
 Ewell Smith, Executive Director, Louisiana Seafood Marketing and Promotion Board


WHO IS INVITED: The Media, as well as the General Public, are invited to preview the new festival.


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OPPORTUNITY:
 **Treme Brass Band performance
**"Shuck 'em, Suck 'em and Eat 'em" seafood demonstration by Deanie's Seafood Restaurant owner Barbara Chifici and Louisiana Cookin' Magazine.
**Authentic Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries vessel and Capt. Bryan Clark


For more information, contact Susan Nash at 504-952-4168.
2007-MA09