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Dear Friends,

'Tis the season for giving and the Backbeat Foundation needs your assistance. Please support the Backbeat Foundation's Kickstarter campaign to help fund our EXPORT NOLA Showcase in NYC. For details visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/540024362/export-nola-a-new-orleans-music-experience.

For the third consecutive year, the Backbeat Foundation will present "EXPORT NOLA: Experience New Orleans Music," as the Official APAP Showcase of New Orleans music at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference in New York. APAP is the largest gathering of national and international performing arts presenters, managers and artists in the world and fosters an optimal atmosphere to showcase the heritage and contemporary musical styles of New Orleans among an international audience primarily composed of talent buyers. The showcase is an amazing opportunity for exposure for New Orleans musicians.

The 3rd Annual EXPORT NOLA, which will take place on Friday January 7, 2011 at The Bitter End & Sullivan Hall and on Sunday January 9, 2011 at Sullivan Hall. The initial line-up will include Joe Krown Trio (Joe Krown, Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Russell Batiste), Henry Butler, Honey Island Swamp Band, Mia Borders, Grayson Capps, The Iguanas, Jamie McLean Band, Khris Royal's Crescent Jam, Sasha Masakowski & Musical Playground, Tin Men, Luke Winslow-King, MoBettaBrown & Soul'd U Out: featuring Maurice Brown, Rosie Ledet & more TBA. All funds raised through this campaign will be applied toward the cost of production, marketing/PR and artist expenses.

**This project will only be funded if at least $3,000 is pledged by Thursday Dec 30, 4:58pm EST.**

A $10 minimum pledge enters you in a raffle to win a pair of VIP ALL ACCESS passes that will get you into all of the amazing 2011 Backbeat Jazzfest Series shows! There are many more rewards for pledging, check out the link to learn more about the campaign and to pledge your support: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/540024362/export-nola-a-new-orleans-music-experience.

Please help us spread the word.

The Backbeat Foundation will also put on some shows in NOLA this Holiday Season. Artists include Eric Lindell, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Cyril Neville's Nevillution & More. For details visit: www.backbeatfoundation.org!

THANK YOU in advance for your support! We wish you and yours the warmest seasons greetings!

Sincerely,

The Backbeat Foundation

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EXPORT NOLA is a not for profit initiative of the Backbeat Foundation https://www.backbeatfoundation.org/. Backbeat Foundation is a 501 C 3 tax-exempt not for profit Louisiana Corporation dedicated to providing New Orleans musicians with resources for professional growth and independence, as well as opportunities for career advancement, exposure and development. Backbeat Foundation presents the EXPORT NOLA Showcase, as an active marketing and promotional experience of the joy, diversity and quality, musical talent that is uniquely and indisputably New Orleans.

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