The New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) evolved from the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic (NOMC, established 1998) following the floods of Hurricane Katrina in late August 2005.

The NOMC is the patient centered medical home providing comprehensive and occupational health care to more than 2,500 New Orleans' performers – musicians, tradition bearers, and others who contribute to the thriving local culture and tourism industry. By keeping performers alive through preventive care, health education, networked care, and mental health and social services, the NOMC sustains New Orleans’ traditional music cultures. For a small co-pay, patients receive full access to an extensive specialty care network, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.

The NOMC is the only clinic of its kind in the United States serving musicians and entertainers. Currently the NOMC seeks to enroll patients in insurance plans. However, without Louisiana’s expansion of Medicaid, many of our patients remain without health care coverage because their incomes (which average $15,000) place them in the “sacrifice zone” – earning too much to qualify for state assistance but not enough to reasonably procure health care as per Affordable Care Act guidelines. NOMC remains true to its innovative, nonprofit donor-funded model, while striving to keep New Orleans music ALIVE as we move into our 20th year of operation.


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Working the long, late hours that bartending and service careers demand, it’s easy to forget about your health. In 2015, The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society and the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation, two organizations dedicated to preserving the unique culture of our city, are teaming up for a yearlong initiative to promote health and wellness among New Orleans’ service community. This special program will include health events, educational seminars, group classes and much more, all developed to address the specific health challenges of working in the service industry. Together we want to keep everyone who works in our legendary clubs, bars and restaurants healthy so they can keep serving up an important part of our local culture.

For more information or to get involved, email office@nomaf.org

NOMAF and Dat Dog Nola New Year’s Eve Partnership Kick Off Party

Dat Dog presents: NOMAF Partnership Kick Off Party
Date: NEW YEAR’S EVE – Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014
Time: 6pm-10pm
Location: Dat Dog on Frenchmen Street, @ 601 Frenchmen

Dat Dog's Frenchmen St location

Dat Dog’s Frenchmen St Location

Live Music, Celebrity Bartenders, Cathead Cocktails, Raffles (champagne! liquor! music packages!)

Dat Dog will be announcing it’s year long-commitment to NOMAF; each of the three Dat Dogs in New Orleans will feature their Dog Days Remedy cocktail (a bacon-infused Cathead Vodka Bloody Mary) for the upcoming year, for which each Dogs Days Remedy is sold during that time, a portion will be donated to NOMAF.

During the Kick Off Party, a portion of Dat Dog on Frenchmen’s sales will go to NOMAF.

See more info about the event in this article from NOLA Defender.

Start off your  New Year on the good foot by supporting local musicians’ healthcare! Eat & drink at Dat Dog @601 Frenchmen during your night to contribute!

Hope to see you and celebrating with us on Frenchmen St. this New Year’s Eve!

For more information on this partnership & exciting events follow us on Facebook or Twitter!

Dat Dog to partner with NOMAF in 2015.

Dat Dog & NOMAF Partner in 2015

Jonathan Batiste and Athletes and the Arts

Our partners Athletes and the Arts sits down with Jon Batiste, he talks about the importance of musicians taking care of their bodies.

Jon Batiste interview with Athletes and the Arts from Steven Karageanes on Vimeo.

Lionel Ferbos Memorial Concert

On November 9th, 2014   the Holt – Burnett Memorial Fund (of the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation Gig Fund) and the New Orleans Jazz Celebration presents a FREE and open to the public memorial concert in honor of Lionel Ferbos.  New Orleans Rag Time Orchestra, Lionel Ferbos’ band, will play from 5 – 6 PM

Download Full Press Release here

The New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation: Sustaining Musicians in Mind, Body and Spirit

The New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation operates strictly in accordance with its title. And it just so happens that its title is a pretty broad one. In addition to being an actual health care provider, through its relationship with the New Orleans Musicians Clinic, the foundation also provides critical assistance such as rent, utility payments and actual performance fees for musicians meeting its criteria for help…
Read More (Sonicbids blog)

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How to Donate

NOMAF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Tax ID # 20-8135939

Thank you for your donation to the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation. You may donate online or mail your donation to us directly.

To Donate Online, please click here:

To send a check, please make your check payable to “NOMAF” and mail to:

1525 Louisiana Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

NOMAF Gig Funding - Keepin' Music Alive

We're sponsoring music at today's Crescent City Farmer's Market! Come out for some fresh, local goods… http://t.co/mqJHtx2kUG



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Dec 20th 10:03am • No Comments

Phil Frazier feels like funkin it up - please contribute to our year-end goal http://conta.cc/1sE37Ke Rebirth Brass Band

The NOMC matters - this is why you should give


As the founding leader of the 2012 Grammy Award-winning Rebirth Brass Band, I am writing this letter to ask you to support the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic (NOMC), a charity that helped me and so many musicians like me gain access to health care. 

Dec 18th 3:02pm • No Comments

What a great radio day!
One more chance to hear NOMAF & Friends today at 5pm on WBOK

Dec 18th 2:42pm • No Comments

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