Uptown Sounds Festival Cancelled

UPCOMING:  Saturday, April 20th from 9pm-1:30am- CANCELLED

Loyola University’s Music Industries Studies student Mariesha Klos and her company, Klos Enkounters LLC, will stage a music and arts festival on Freret Street on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

The Uptown Sounds Festival will feature Uptown based artists to showcase the local music and art scene while promoting neighborhood food and bar venues. Loyola University Music Industry Studies students are organizing the event.

“Our vision for Uptown Sounds is to help MIS students gain hands-on experience producing and executing concerts and to showcase student media,” said Klos. “We will incorporate music, art and public domain films from students of Tulane and Loyola University.”

Uptown Sounds Festival will feature music from 9 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. The festival will incorporate art and music from Loyola and Tulane students. Klos said that this is to support the MIS program, its students and local art. The event will feature students in addition to local New Orleans acts.

“Loyola’s Music Industry program is entrepreneurship focussed and values-driven. Having said that, some things you have to live. I’m delighted that Mariesha, through her efforts to launch “Uptown Sound,” has the opportunity to apply virtually all we teach in one complicated, multi-faceted, chaos-courting real-world case study. Nothing like doing to make the theoretical, practical”

Billy O’connell can be reached at oconnell@loyno.edu regarding Loyola’s Music Industries Studies program. More information about Klos Enkounters or the Uptown Sounds Festival can be found by contacting Mariesha Klos at mariesha6@gmail.com.

“We really want to encourage local artists, show our support and create a community,” said Klos. “We are excited to not only put on a festival but to finally see our vision come to life.”

Three separate venues on Freret Street are involved in the festival. Dat Dog, the all ages venue, will highlight visual art showcases and acoustic sets. The Other Bar will feature student DJ’s while GASA GASA will have full bands playing sets. Both the Other Bar and GASA GASA are 21+ venues and have full bars available for festival-goers to purchase drinks.