Preservation Hall Foundation Establishes Emergency Relief Fund for Musical Collective

It’ll provide grants to the Hall’s Collective to help with expenses resulting from loss of work due to COVID-19.

The Preservation Hall Foundation has announced the establishment of the Legacy Emergency Relief Fund in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing immediate financial support to the members of the Preservation Hall Musical Collective who take the stage at 726 St. Peter Street in New Orleans. 

Due to the crippling economic effects of COVID-19, the money raised for the Legacy Emergency Relief Fund will help Preservation Hall’s musicians who are in need of assistance now. Funds go directly to sixty musicians forming the Collective.

In a press statement, Preservation Hall Creative Director Ben Jaffe said, “The doors at Preservation Hall are closed for the foreseeable future and our 60-member Musical Collective is facing great uncertainty. We’re focusing all of our attention towards caring for our musicians in helping them weather the crisis.”

The Musical Collective performs over 1,500 concerts at Preservation Hall, serves over 30,000 students through education and community engagement activities, and performs globally at major music festivals, theaters, and performing arts centers throughout the year. To learn more or to donate, visit the Preservation Hall Foundation website here.

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