The 6th annual Voodoo Music Experience has been set for October 16-17 at the New Orleans City Park, New Orleans, LA. A short distance from the French Quarter, Voodoo has become musical folklore in its own right in a city steeped in tradition and intrigue. Created in 1999, by independent producer Stephen Rehage, the festival has captivated more than 300,000 attendees in just five years.
“The exotic mixture of African, European and Caribbean elements made New Orleans into perhaps the most unique musical and cultural melting pot that the world could produce,” explains Rehage, Voodoo founder and executive producer. “Voodoo’s orchestration will continue to represent the diversity and exoticism of its home.”
After being the major force in creating the Halloween music phenomenon currently happening in New Orleans, Voodoo has moved to an earlier date in an attempt to keep tickets and travel cost low for its devoted fans. “As the Voodoo ritual grows along with the New Orleans Halloween tradition, the hotel and transportation costs have continued to grow for our fans,” states Rehage, “We moved to keep the event affordable for our core audience.” –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen