PUBLIC/OPEN HOURS & LOCATION

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With your help, we can open the Music Box Village to all. Your support allows us to

  • maintain and grow the Village,
  • add new art and new houses,
  • and create new and surprising collaborations – and paid opportunities – for hundreds of artists, musicians, performers and more.

We need your help to make it happen. Our pay-what-you-wish hours do not receive corporate or governmental support – we rely solely on donations from visitors and supporters like yourself.

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Public Hours Opening Dates:

The Music Box Village will be closed if it is actively raining at the site. In cases of heavy rain, we may close for the duration of the day. Please check our Facebook and Instagram accounts for updates!

April is full of exciting events at the Music Box Village. Visit us during public hours and spend time outside in our extraordinary sound garden. Bring your friends & family to experience this immersive contemporary art site, envisioned and built by over 50 artists, artisans and collaborators. We have a bar on site and many food vendors from the community routinely pop-up to provide us with great food!

* Dogs and smoking are not allowed inside the Village for the comfort and safety of all our guests. Children must be supervised by parents at all times.

No advance ticketing is necessary – Louisiana residents enter pay-as-you-wish! Suggested donation: $12 adults, $5 kids ages 3-12

Enjoy craft cocktails and happy hour specials at our bar. Happy Hour 4-6pm…see the Village at night!

APRIL PUBLIC HOURS:

Saturday, April 14th, 10am-4pm
Sunday, April 15th, 10am-7pm
*** Brunch in the Village Sat and Sun! ***

Sunday, April 15th, 10am-7pm
*** Brunch in the Village! ***

Saturday, April 21 12pm-6pm
*** Art Market! ***

Earth Day / Sunday, April 22nd, 10am-8pm
** Popup by Big Boyz BBQ 12:00pm-5pm **


SPECIAL JAZZ FEST EVENING HOURS at the MUSIC BOX VILLAGE

SHOW: FRIDAY 4/27: MIKE DILLON’S PUNK ROCK PERCUSSION CONSORTIUM

Saturday, April 28th: Public Hours: 4pm-10pm
4pm-9pm: local food vendors with Happy Hour 4-6pm
At 5pm and 8pm: Staff/artist-guided tours of the Music Box Village to explore the houses in greater detail.
At 6:30 pm: Songwriters Meetup: Interested in meeting with other musicians to craft some experimental music in the Village? Join us for an improvisational music-making workshop.
Sunday, April 29th: Public Hours: 4pm-10pm
4pm-9pm: local food vendors with Happy Hour 4-6pm
At 5pm and 8pm: Staff/artist-guided tours of the Music Box Village to explore the houses in greater detail.
At 6:30pm: Sip & Paint: Sketch or paint the houses of the Village, or whatever you want, while you sip on a cold beverage! Children’s table will also be set up. Suggested $5-$10 donation toward supplies.

SHOW: MONDAY APRIL 30: THE RESIDENTS

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: CLOSED

Thursday May 3rd: Public Hours: 4pm-10pm
4pm-9pm: Ice Cream Social & Local food vendors, Happy Hour 4-6pm.
At 5pm and 8pm: Staff/artist-guided tours of the Music Box Village to explore the houses in greater detail.
At 6:00pm: Sip & Paint: Sketch or paint based on houses in the Village while you sip on a cold beverage! Children’s table will also be set up. Suggested $5-$10 donation toward supplies.

Friday, May 4th: Public Hours 4pm-10pm
4pm-9pm: Local food vendors, Happy Hour 4-6pm.
At 5pm and 8pm: Staff/artist guided-tours of the Music Box Village to explore the houses in greater detail.
At 6:30 pm: Songwriters Meetup: Interested in meeting with other musicians to craft some experimental music in the Village? Join us for an improvisational music-making workshop.

SHOW SATURDAY: WEEDIE BRAIMAH & GUESTS

Sunday, May 6: Public Hours 4pm-10pm
4-6pm: Happy Hour
6-9pm: Help us close out Jazz Fest 2018 with a neighborhood crawfish boil.

 


Photo by Melissa Stryker

 

GENERAL PUBLIC HOURS: Fridays 3pm – 8pm
Saturdays & Sundays 10am – 8pm

Food Pop-Ups run from 3-7PM Fri, 12PM-5PM on Sat/Sun unless stated otherwise


OUR DEBUT AT JAZZ FEST 2018!! ** SCHEDULE BELOW

New Orleans Airlift is excited to present a new collaborative Music Box structure at Jazz Fest 2018! In their first year bringing large-scale public artworks to Jazz Fest, visitors will get a peek at the installation and instrumentation-building process, as well as new interactive education workshops and hands-on playtime for all ages. Stop by and catch surprise cameo appearances from Airlift’s many artistic and musical friends and family, or tune into Airlift’s Instagram: neworleans.airlift for up-to-the-minute announcements.

Created by the Airlift team – Alita Edgar, Christian Repaal, Delaney Martin, and Taylor Shepherd with assistance from Leah Hennessey,  Marshall Hawks & Jay Pennington – “Porch Life” is an explorable multi-level structure featuring seven new instrumental features. “Porch Life” takes inspiration from gathering places between the indoors and outdoors, twilight hours spent together between daytime and nighttime, and the evolutionary life of a house that is no longer intact over time.

Visit us on site at Jazz Fest, and find out more about what Airlift is planning — both on site at the Music Box Village during Jazz Fest — for the rest of our Spring Season, and our upcoming summer plans.

WEEKEND ONE at JAZZ FEST

Friday April 27th & Saturday the 28th:

Visit us as we tinker & install our newest Music Box sound sculpture, “Porch Life” with the artists, designers and fabricators on site.

Hours: 11am-6pm

Sunday April 29th:

Play and explore the sonic possibilities as we debut a new sound sculpture, with Music Box Village artists, educators and staff. Find out more about the Music Box Village and New Orleans Airlift’s other projects.

Hours: 11am-6pm

Education Workshops for All Ages: songwriting and improv at 1pm, 3pm & 5pm

WEEKEND TWO at JAZZ FEST

Daily – Thursday May 3rd, through Sunday May 6th:

Play and explore the sonic possibilities as we debut a new sound sculpture, with Music Box Village artists, educators and staff. Find out more about the Music Box Village and New Orleans Airlift’s other projects.

Hours: 11am-6pm

Education Workshops for All Ages: songwriting and improv at 1pm, 3pm & 5pm

Thursday Workshops at 1pm & 3pm only.

 


MUSIC BOX VILLAGE LOCATION: 4557 North Rampart Street, New Orleans 70117

Find us in the grove of trees where Rampart Street ends, at the levee in the Bywater neighborhood.

Local Louisiana Admission & kids between 5-18: By Donation
Suggested Admission: $12
Free for kids 3 & under.
Our bar offers coffee, soft drinks, water and more.

The Music Box Village is a one-of-a-kind, artist-built sculpture garden. We require children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult at all times, with a minimum of one adult per three children due to safety concerns.

While we welcome exploration and play, children must be supervised at all times due to the delicate nature of our instruments. The Music Box Village is not intended as a playground. Entry is at your own risk. Dogs are not allowed inside the fence and must be on leash on the grounds.

View our Performance Schedule, Membership and Ticketing.

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You can support New Orleans Airlift, the Music Box Village and our mission with a one-time or recurring donation.