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. All scheduled Spring 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.
How did the residents react?
An artistic installation, concert venue, playground and amusement park all wrapped up in one, the Music Box Village could only come about in a place as musical and mystical as New Orleans. The story begins in Returning to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, artists Jay Pennington and Delaney Martin noticed the trouble local musicians were having to make a living from their art. So they decided to create New Orleans Airlift , an organization that aims to help New Orleans musicians play around the world and meet other artists from all over. The Music Box Project was conceived a few years later in , when Jay Pennington decided to give new life to a dilapidated house he owned. What if, he wondered, the house itself was a musical instrument that artists could play? Since October, these little houses have found a permanent place to call home in the heart of the Bywater neighborhood in New Orleans. In , the house next door to mine, which I also owned, was falling down.
What travellers are saying
The Music Box Village is known for surprises. Through its unusual architectural ingenuity, the forested venue becomes a hands-on exploration of sound play. Each treehouse and Creole cottage-inspired structure is actually a musical instrument. The venue also presents live concert performances, ranging from orchestral concerts and bee operas to international headliners like Wilco and Norah Jones.
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