Bastion Community of Resilience and ArtsNOLA Team Up for ‘Thursdays at Bastion’ Concert Series Aimed to Bring Veterans and New Orleanians Together Through Art and Music
These concerts are free and open to the public and will take place on the grounds of Bastion Community of Resilience in New Orleans’ Gentilly neighborhood (1901 Mirabeau Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122). The first concert will take place on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. See below for dates and lineup:
Thanks to ArtsNOLA, the series will feature an impressive line-up of local musicians as well as art-focused activities like St. Martin’s Episcopal School’s Mobile Idea Lab, an interactive learning hub for children. The Mobile Idea Lab incorporates science, technology, engineering and math with the added addition of art. Through this STEAM-focused lab children are challenged to combine creativity and critical thinking.
“My mission when starting ArtsNOLA was to provide local students with the means to build deeper connections with our local cultural traditions and to inspire them to engage with the arts,” said Dr. Brice Miller, founder of ArtsNOLA. “I am extremely excited for the impact that this partnership with Bastion will make on local veterans and our community as a whole.”
In addition to activities and entertainment, there will be food trucks on-site. In the event of rain, concerts will be moved to the following Thursday.
About Bastion Community of Resilience
Bastion Community of Resilience is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is building an intentionally designed
neighborhood in New Orleans for returning warriors and their families with lifelong rehabilitative needs. Through Bastion’s powerful community model that empowers neighbors as volunteers in a warrior’s care plan, the community will sustain a thriving recovery from the wounds and casualties of war. More information at www.joinbastion.org.
ArtsNOLA is a cultural arts organization that is (re)energizing cultural arts learning and engagement for all students in New Orleans by providing young people opportunities to develop a deeper connection and understanding of local cultural traditions while inspiring them to value the benefits of integrated arts education. Through ArtsNOLA's unique series of arts modules such as pop-up concerts, digital film and photography, integrated curriculums, and hands-on activities, K-12 students in New Orleans’ public, charter, and private schools are exposed to, and engage with the unique indigenous cultural communities and practices of the city as an integrated component of their school experience. More information at www.artsnola.org.