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Culture Collision art season kickoff event features Loyola's Montage series

Loyola press release - August 12, 2013

Arts lovers are in for a treat later this month when the Loyola University New Orleans Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series joins more than 60 local arts organizations for the fifth annual Culture Collision, a one-night-only event that kicks off New Orleans’ 2013-14 cultural season. The Montage Series will highlight its more than 100 events scheduled for the season, including return engagements by the Vienna Boys Choir and The Priests.

This year’s Culture Collision Aug. 28 at Generations Hall located at 310 Andrew Higgins Drive marks the largest celebration to date. The free happy hour takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m., and a ticketed after-party featuring the local favorite funk/rock band Morning 40 Federation will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets for the after-party are available online for $10 in advance or at the door for $12.

Culture Collision was co-founded in 2008 by Loyola’s own Jess Brown, communications and artist relations manager in the Office of Public Affairs, and Janet Wilson, membership manager/volunteer coordinator for WWNO 89.9 FM, as a way to showcase the depth and diversity of the New Orleans arts community while also nurturing relationships among local arts groups.

“Culture Collision is a tribute to the commitment, perseverance and passion of the New Orleans cultural community. It provides the arts organizations with a collective voice for promotion, education and collaboration while simultaneously offering attendees the opportunity to meet like-minded arts lovers,” Brown said.

In addition to scoping out upcoming performances, attendees can also take advantage of exclusive ticket promotions, watch pop-up performances by select organizations, and win prizes from a huge, free raffle. Multiple cash bars and a variety of food vendors will also be on site.

For more information, visit the website or contact Brown in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at 504-861-5882.