OffBeat Music & Cultural Arts Foundation presents the Best of the Beat Awards Party.
Musical performances by:
- Valerie Sassyfras
- Mia Borders
- Soul Brass Band featuring Derrick Freeman, Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown, Aaron Lambert, Michael Watson, Terrance Taplin, James Martin, Steve Glenn and Danny Abel
- The Fortifiers featuring Sonny Boy Schneidau
- Khris Royal and Dark Matter
- Naughty Professor
- A Tribute to Johnny Vidacovich with special guests.
Food from New Orleans' finest restaurants.
Sponsored by OffBeat Media, Positive Vibrations Foundation, Generations Hall, The Orpheum Theater, WWL-TV, New Orleans Live!, WWNO, WYES, The New Orleans Advocate. Broadcast live by our sponsor WHIV-FM 102.3.
Honoring Lifetime Achivement Recipients:
Johnny Vidacovich, Music
Bruce Raeburn, Ph.D., Music Education
Sonny Schneidau, Music Business
Detroit Brooks, Positive Vibrations HeartBeat Award (Musician)