The New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) evolved from the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to expand its mission and promise to keep New Orleans music alive by sustaining New Orleans' traditional music cultures through our Gig Fund and our Emergency Fund.

Since 1998, the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic (NOMC) has been dedicated to keeping New Orleans’ performers alive in body, mind, and spirit by providing comprehensive health care and mental health/social services. As the “medical home” for more than 2,000 local musicians and tradition bearers, the NOMC's Culture of Caring Model provides cost-efficient access to high quality healthcare and wellness programs for our patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

Blood Drive in response to the Bourbon Street Shooting

BloodDriveFlyerv4SUNDAY JULY 27, 2014 (12 – 6pm)
Freret Publiq House
4528 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115

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Overcoming Diabetes 2014

Diabetes Awareness Day: Overcoming Diabetes – Finding Harmony in Healing


Are you diabetic, pre-diabetic or know someone who is? Information, screenings and services provided by specialists and leaders. Learn management tips & strategies. Healthy snacks & lunch will be served.

9:30 AM Sistahs Making a Change

10:30 AM Healthy Cooking Demonstration

11:30 AM Lunch & Keynote Speaker

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Dr. Turshá Hamilton is a highly trained Naturopath Physician who provides a high level of individual care to her patients. Dr. Turshá is trained as a family care physician and treats both acute and chronic conditions with a passion for treating those who manage Diabetes, Obesity and GI Issues. Her focus is to employ the most natural and holistic therapies available to stimulate the body’s internal healing while fostering new habits that will produce the most optimal health possible.

Questions, please contact: Jamilah Peters-Muhammad, majam504@bellsouth.net 504-569-9070;

or, Frieda Brown, friedabrown@nomaf.org 504-415-3514.

New Orleans Restaurants and Bars Step Up to Prevent Long-term Hearing Loss in City’s Music Community

Mardi Gras Krewes show support by attending special Negroni Week nights around New Orleans

Next week over 30 bars and restaurants around New Orleans will participate in Negroni Week, part of a nation-wide effort presented by Campari and Imbibe Magazine. Between June 2-8, participating restaurants and bars across the country (and world) will donate $1 or more of each Negroni sale to a local charity. Thanks to the partnership of Tales of the Cocktail and the US Bartenders Guild/New Orleans chapter, nearly every participating location in New Orleans has chosen the New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) to support its Safe Sounds hearing loss prevention program (more below list)

Here is a list to date of bars and restaurants participating in Negroni Week; more will be added over the coming days: (*’d restaurants have chosen a different charity)

Apolline Restaurant
Apple Barrel
Bourbon O
Buffa’s Bar and Restaurant
Cane and Table*
Windsor Court Hotel Cocktail Bar
Dominique’s On Magazine
Felipe’s Taqueria
French 75 Bar
Freret Street PubliQ House
Gravier Street Social
Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel
Lucky Rooster*
Marcello’s Restaurant and Wine Bar
Maurepas Foods
MidCity Yacht Club
Palace Cafe
Root Squared
Saint Lawrence
Sneaky Pete’s
Snug Harbor

Square Root

The Maison

The Note
The Rusty Nail*
Tivoli and Lee
Twelve Mile Limit
Winston’s Pub & Patio

There’s still time for restaurants to sign up at negroniweek.com.

Hearing loss is a real and present problem for the musicians and service industry workers who keep New Orleans’ music clubs running. NOMAF provides education, wellness programs and preventive medical treatment around many public health issues in the local music community. Its Safe Sounds program includes hearing tests, equipment, and guidance for safe decibel exposure in bars and restaurants.

Adding to the excitement will be several Mardi Gras groups. Members of the Dames de Perlage will “storm”, in costume, the Twelve Mile Limit, and Krewe de Vieux, who will descend upon the MidCity Yacht Club, generating interest in the Safe Sounds program and promoting the classic Negroni cocktail. In addition, several locations, such as Square Root and the Windsor Court, will have special menus and will concoct their own signature Negronidrinks, especially created by their in-house mixologists.



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…
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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

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