A place to organize efforts to keep live music as the heartbeat of new orleans

Meeting at Kermit’s 11.19.2012


  • In these first few weeks of November, we have been able to develop a mission statement for MACCNO that describes exactly what we are trying to accomplish. 

MACCNO Mission Statement:

To empower the New Orleans musical and cultural community through collective self-representation, advocating in the interests of cultural preservation, perpetuation, and positive economic impact. 

We are working hard on keeping this site frequently updated so you stay informed

The Jackson Square Ordinances have been removed from the agenda at City Hall tomorrow, Thursday, Nov 20. Be sure to not show up expecting to speak against them. However, they may pop back up after the holidays, so keep an eye out for updates here or on the MaCCNO website or for updates.
This is a study being conducted on economic development geared at the possibility of major renovations to the Claiborne Corridor. There’s a ton of information on this you should be aware of so click the link above to read more.
Please keep yourselves informed about all of this and we will do our best to keep you up to date. If you have any questions, comments, or ideas, please CONTACT us. 

MaCCNO Important Dates Coming Up

Yesterday’s meeting at Kermit’s was extremely productive and well organized. It’s really great to see the Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans working our way into a more established group.

Here are some upcoming dates that could use the SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE:

Tuesday, November 13th

11AM at City Hall - Meeting in front of the City Planning Commission regarding new French Market laws 

Wednesday, November 14th

11AM at Kermit’s Speakeasy - Teach In regarding operating permits with Scott Hutcheson from the Office of Cultural Economy

12PM at Kermit’s Speakeasy - Weekly meeting of MaCCNO

Thursday, November 15th

11AM at City Hall (in the big room, maybe number 1E7)

Siberia is going before City Hall regarding their live music permit. There are also some new laws regarding Jackson Square being presented at this time. One of which proposes no standing, loitering, or stopping in the Square between the hours of 1am-5am. This would greatly effect the street performers who count on those late night crowds to make ends meet. Read more HERE.

If you have the time and care about this stuff, please show up and show your support. It really does help a lot to hear personal accounts of how these clubs and artists better New Orleans. The city is willing to listen, if we are willing to defend.

Schedule of Neighborhood Meetings & Know Your Zone

***There are a couple NEW tabs you should know about at the top of this page.***

- Schedule of Neighborhood Meetings -

Here you can view a comprehensive list of neighborhood meetings all across New Orleans and surrounding areas, from Algiers Point to West Barrington. If you don’t go to these meetings, laws can and will be passed right under your nose.

- Know Your Zone -

A step-by-step guide to help you find your noise ordinance zone and that zones specific decibel levels.

Second meeting at Kermit’s this Wednesday at noon

Kermit will be holding another meeting this Wednesday, October 3rd at noon at his Treme Speakeasy Restaurant & Bar (1535 Basin St.) By that time, we hope to have talked to many venues around town and gotten their signatures on the fliering proposal, so we can head to City Hall sometime the following week.

Keep checking back here or Kermit’s facebook for updates.

Here is a video from Channel 4 News last night. It represents the meeting at Kermit’s pretty well. Look at the expressions on the faces of the club owners, musicians, and artists… Look at the expression on Scott Hutcheson’s face and Mitch Landrieu’s still picture… Teeth like crocodiles. 

You can read their commentary with the video HERE.