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Big Easy Gala with Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Performance Sponsored by Rachelle & Damon Gersh | Media Sponsor WFUV Radio | Honoring Ellen Brown & Bob Schwartz and S.F. Falconer Florist | Dinner at Harbor Links Golf Course | November 4, 2023

The Big Easy Gala is on November 4, 2023.

Celebrating the food, drinks, and music of New Orleans & honoring outstanding community members. Join us for the entire evening or just for the show. It is sure to be our biggest night of the year!

We are delighted to announce our 2023 Honorees:

Ellen Brown and Bob Schwartz
S.F. Falconer Florist

Our annual dinner will take place at the Harbor Links Golf Course at 5pm, followed by a cocktail reception and show at the Jeanne Rimsky theater, beginning at 8pm.

This year’s gala features a performance by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (sponsored by The Gersh Family), who has held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, all the while carrying it enthusiastically forward as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve is a vibrantly living history.

Their second release, So It Is, redefines what New Orleans music means today. This album taps back into the city’s Afro-Cuban roots and forward to cutting-edge artists Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, Arcade Fire, and more.

The group’s home venue is at the historical Preservation Hall, located in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. The venue presents intimate, acoustic New Orleans Jazz concerts year round. You can learn more here.

The evening’s agenda:

Harbor Links Golf Course
5pm to 6pm – Cocktail Hour
6pm to 6:30pm – Awards
6:30pm to 8pm – Dinner & Dessert

Landmark on Main Street
8pm to 9pm – Pre-Show Reception
9pm to 10:30 pm – Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs

Ticketing Tiers:

$300 Full Evening tickets includes
Dinner at Harbor Links Golf Course
Orchestra seat for The Preservation Hall Jazz Band performance
Open bar at Landmark before and during the show

$150 VIP Pre-Show Reception tickets includes
Access to the pre-show reception
Preferred seating for The Preservation Hall Jazz Band performance
Open bar at Landmark during the show

** $58 Preservation Hall Jazz Band Concert Ticket includes
A balcony seat for The Preservation Hall Jazz Band performance

** Please use this link to purchase your concert only experience.

Your contributions make our work possible!

We’re looking forward to a great night! The Big Easy Gala is a time to celebrate Landmark and honor deserving community members. Help us make our Big Easy Gala a night to remember!

Each Sponsorship Level Includes
VIP orchestra seating for The Preservation Hall Jazz Band performance
Reserved Dinner seating at Harbor Links Golf Course
Cocktail reception at Landmark before the show and open bar throughout the night
Website & event recognition


Kings and Queens of Carnival Sponsor – $25,000
24 VIP Gala Tickets, Platinum full page journal ad

Dukes and Duchesses of Carnival Sponsor – $15,000
16 VIP Gala Tickets, Gold full page journal ad

Carnival Royal Court Sponsor – $10,000
10 VIP Gala Tickets, Gold full page journal ad

Super Krewe Sponsor – $7,500
8 VIP Gala Tickets, Silver full page ad

Krewe Captain Sponsor – $5,000
6 VIP Gala Tickets, White full page ad

Brass Band Sponsor – $2,500
4 VIP Gala Tickets, Half page journal ad

Second Line Sponsor – $1,500
2 VIP Gala Tickets, Quarter page journal ad

Can’t attend the Big Easy Gala but still want to support Landmark?

Gala Journal ads are available starting at $500.

Donations at any level are greatly appreciated!

For sponsorships, questions or additional information, please contact Karen Gennarelli at

karen@landmarkonmainstreet.org or by phone at (516) 767-2355

Listen to Preservation Hall Jazz Band below!


Purchase Your Concert Only Tickets to Preservation Hall Jazz Band HERE.

Dinner and Show Tickets

Full Evening Tickets: Dinner, Cocktail Reception, Concert
VIP Preshow Reception Tickets: Concert and Cocktail Reception Only

VIP Dinner tickets include dinner and drinks at Harbor Links Golf Course and preferred seating during the concert.

Exchange Policy

Tickets are not refundable but may be exchanged for credit of the base price (excluding fees) toward a future performance. Notify the Box Office of your intention to exchange tickets at least 24 hours prior to the performance. Tickets returned with less than 24 hours notice prior to the performance may be donated back to Landmark as a tax deduction. You will receive a letter acknowledging your donation. Credits must also be redeemed within the next season after the original ticket date. Programs are subject to cancellation or change. If a program is canceled, ticket price will be refunded.

Partners in Performing Arts

Logo of Peter & Jeri Dejana Foundation.
Logo of New York State Council on the Arts.
Logo of Harding Real Estate.
Logo naming Partner in Performing Arts sponsors Sarah and Kenneth Goldblatt.
Logo of Town of North Hempstead.