Temporary Closure

To our incredible community of visitors, artists, and supporters -

First off, thank you. Our love for all of you runs deep and we are grateful to share in the work of Airlift alongside you. Y’all are essential to our project and our lives, and as such, your safety and well-being is of the utmost importance. To that end, we are temporarily closing the Music Box Village to aid in the prevention of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

All scheduled Spring 2020 events will be either postponed or cancelled, more information will come out about these in the days ahead. Ticket-holders will be contacted directly by email. Please stay tuned to our social media channels and our calendar page for updates. Open Hours are suspended until we are able to re-open. Education programming will also be suspended until further notice.

The loss of work and opportunities to people in creative professions cannot be overstated. We’re going to do our best to support our staff and create new opportunities for artists, both in their self-expression and in the hopes of generating income for them through this difficult time. We’ll announce more about these efforts in the coming days. If you are able, support in the form of merch or membership orders, and direct donations, is greatly appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Music Box Village soon, but for now, here are a number of ways that you can engage with and support our ever-evolving project in musical architecture.

  • Follow New Orleans Airlift and Music Box Village on Instagram for highlights from our programs and new streaming content from local artists.

  • Check out our Vimeo page for highlights from our concerts and past projects with collaborators like Big Freedia, Tank & the Bangas, Tony Allen, Animal Collective, Nicholas Payton, Christine Sun Kim, and more.

  • Learn about our outposts and tours, our membership offerings, or how to host your special event in the Music Box Village.

We believe in the power of creativity to unite, inspire, and innovate, and we are hopeful that these values will carry us all to bigger and better things on the other side. We will be closely monitoring the situation and following the directives laid out by public health officials, and we encourage you to do so as well. Stay safe, make art, be in contact with your loved ones, and wash those hands!

With thanks,

The Airlift Team