There are a lot of reasons to celebrate Allen Touissant. After all, the Grammy Trustee Award recipient and inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been a great ambassador for New Orleans and its music.
But Allen Touissant is also being recognized for his efforts, along with fellow Grammy Award musician Aaron Neville, to help alleviate hunger and homelessness in New Orleans. In 1985, the two musicians brought together a group of New Orleans artists to perform in a benefit concern for the hungry and homeless in the Crescent City. From that effort, NOAAHH was born. The organization has developed into a successful nonprofit organization that annually presents concerts and gala celebrity mixers to raise funds to help alleviate hunger and homelessness in the metro New Orleans area. Check out this video from 2010.
So, if you live in New Orleans, please join in the celebration of Allen Touissant's 75th birthday and help raise funds for NOAAHH, which distributes proceeds from its annual concert to agencies in New Orleans that serve communities in need. Reserved Seating tickets for A Tribute to Touissant on Tuesday, April 30, are $250 and $300. Click here for tickets.
So what if you don't live in New Orleans and want to help celebrate Allen Toussaint's birthday? Go NOAAHH's Web site and click on the donate button on the upper right-hand corner.
Check out the line-up of performers in the poster below. Happy 75th Birthday Allen Touissant!