Shorty Fest Presented by Acura

Brought to you by Trombone Shorty Foundation and Tip-It Foundation


Shorty Fest 2021 Presented by Acura will take place at Tipitina’s on Monday, October 11. This year’s event will prioritize patron safety with proof of vaccination (or negative Covid-19 test less than 72 hours before show time), reduced venue capacity, and masks required. The show will also be streamed live. Brought to you by the Trombone Shorty Foundation with support from the Tipitina’s non-profit, Tip-It Foundation, Shorty Fest Presented by Acura is our way of bringing the community together to preserve the future of our music culture.

Headlined by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (who will hit the Tipitina’s stage for the first time since 2015), this year’s music lineup features performances by Galactic with Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph, The Soul Rebels, Cuban sensation Cimafunk and special guests Tarriona “Tank” Ball and Big Chief Juan Pardo. Join us in person, or watch from home on the virtual livestream on www.Nugs.net. Audiences across the globe will be able to watch live, donate, share their support on social media, bid on online auction items and be part of this special event. Stay tuned for more info on these online offerings. Tickets on sale Friday, August 20 at 10am CST.

Thank you to Acura, our Presenting Sponsor, for their generous continued support, and also to supporting sponsors the Gia Maione Prima Foundation and ELS Studio. A valid complete Covid-19 vaccination card OR proof of a negative Covid-19 test performed within the previous 72 hours is required for entry. Masks are required. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe.

Tickets on sale FRIDAY at 10am CST on the Tipitina’s website

The show will be available to livestream for free on www.Nugs.net.

We need your support! Donations to the Trombone Shorty Foundation can be made by visiting www.paypal.me/shortyfoundation OR by texting “give” to (504) 509-5010.

“We look forward to providing a safe space for our friends, family and supporters to come together and celebrate music, a part of our community that has truly been missed during these hard time. We’re here to keep the music alive, but with safety as our top priority – whether celebrating in-person or streaming online, we want to provide a safe space for everyone to enjoy what makes this city so special.” — Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews”


Acura has been a proud sponsor of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival since 1999, the automotive partner of the Trombone Shorty Foundation for the past six years and presenting sponsor of “Shorty Fest,” the Shorty Foundation’s largest fundraising event. Acura’s sponsorship of the Foundation helps support traditional jazz music education, instruction, mentorship and performance in New Orleans, empowering young musicians to continue the musical traditions of the jazz legends before them.


The Gia Maione Prima Foundation, Inc was established by the late Gia Maione Prima with the assistance of long-time friend and counsel, Anthony J. Sylvester of Sherman Wells Sylvester & Stamelman, LLP.  The Foundation’s purposes include, but are not limited to, making donations to other tax-exempt organizations that support and encourage an appreciation for American jazz, American popular music and jazz performance, as well as the fine arts. Visit their website here.