The mission of CHELLE! Music, is to present known and lesser known music, dance and theater arts of New Orleans, by developing, preserving and producing live and recorded performing art works, and teach a curriculum of New Orleans music, from Spirituals to Storyville to the Mardi Gras Indians, in various educational settings. CHELLE! Music creates programs that promote intercultural communication through the arts, with application well beyond the arts.

CHELLE! And Friends closing out the San Francisco International Arts Festival!

CHELLE and Friends are headlining the San Francisco International
Arts Festival
10/24 5:00pm

CHELLE and Friends are headlining the San Francisco International Arts Festival 10/24 5:00pm

 

San Francisco International Arts Festival will present a combination live in-person and livestream program that culminates in a two-day outdoor program to take place at the Fort Mason Center (on the weekend of October 23-24). The weekend will feature over 30 dancetheatre and music ensembles and companies in more than two dozen separate concerts.

 

Tickets available for single concerts and Festival Passes for multiple shows.

The 2021 program celebrates the (cautious and health-conscious) reopening of San Francisco’s performing arts industry and seeks to reconnect individual artists with their audiences in a live performance setting. The program will follow Federal Health and Safety guidelines (attendees must be vaccinated/tested negative and wear face coverings).

 

For your comfort, please bring with you your own blankets or low chairs (31” maximum height). SFIAF will provide chairs upon request for seniors and people with disabilities. 

All persons attending our outdoor events at Fort Mason must provide proof of having been vaccinated against COVID 19 or having tested negative for COVID-19 in the previous 72 hours. Children 12 years old or under are welcome when accompanied by an adult. 

 

All attendees, including children, must wear a mask or face covering except when actively eating or drinking.

 

Anyone who does not follow the above rules will not be allowed access to the venue and will not be given a refund on any ticket purchasers they might have made.

 

Even if you have been vaccinated and tested negative, please do not come to the event if you are feeling unwell or have a high temperature or if you know you have been exposed to COVID-19.

 

In addition, to help ensure your health and safety at our events, we are implementing the following simple but important rules, procedures and guidelines.

  1. All ticket purchases must be made in advance of the performance. There will not be any at-the-door ticket sales (advance purchases can be made remotely up until the time of the individual performances).
  2. Only purchase tickets for people from within your own household. For contact tracing purposes, when purchasing tickets, we require that you divulge the name and individual email and phone numbers for each person in your party. We use the Eventbrite platform to sell tickets. If you did not specify each individual in your group when you made the ticket purchase, please go to your online confirmation and “edit” attendees.
  3. Please do this. If it turns out that anyone else attending the program this weekend was unwittingly carrying COVID-19, we want to let you know so you can consider being tested.
  4. To help minimize crowding at entrances prior to a performance, audience access to event seating areas will begin 30 minutes prior to each event.
  5. Parties with children aged 12 or under will be offered space in specially designated family section in the audience seating area.
  6. For your comfort, please bring with you your own blankets or low chairs (31” maximum height). SFIAF will provide chairs upon request for seniors and people with disabilities. If you require chairs from the venue, if possible, please return them to the sanitizing station when not in use. If unable to return please alert staff or volunteers to collect the used chairs, thank you.
  7. Masks are required of ALL attendees. 
  8. For our mutual protection, please always wear a mask when speaking to event staff (keep in mind, they are on-site all day for both days).
  9. Please follow the instructions and requests of designated Festival staff and volunteers in regards to queuing and seating procedures, maintaining distance from other groups and individuals and covering your face at all times.

In general, please respect the space of others. Keep in mind that for some people, this gathering may represent their first outdoor excursion in a while, and your discretion and forbearance is appreciated.

Please also remember:

  • Wash hands often and for a minimum of 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

IT MIGHT EVEN BE SUNNY

  • Fort Mason is often cold and foggy, so please bring warm clothing. However, it might even be sunny, so sun-block is always a good accessory as well.

San Francisco International Arts Festival will present a combination live in-person and livestream program that culminates in a two-day outdoor program to take place at the Fort Mason Center (on the weekend of October 23-24). The weekend will feature over 30 dancetheatre and music ensembles and companies in more than two dozen separate concerts.

Tickets available for single concerts and Festival Passes for multiple shows.

The 2021 program celebrates the (cautious and health-conscious) reopening of San Francisco’s performing arts industry and seeks to reconnect individual artists with their audiences in a live performance setting. The program will follow Federal Health and Safety guidelines (attendees must be vaccinated/tested negative and wear face coverings).

 

For your comfort, please bring with you your own blankets or low chairs (31” maximum height). SFIAF will provide chairs upon request for seniors and people with disabilities. 

All persons attending our outdoor events at Fort Mason must provide proof of having been vaccinated against COVID 19 or having tested negative for COVID-19 in the previous 72 hours. Children 12 years old or under are welcome when accompanied by an adult. 

 

All attendees, including children, must wear a mask or face covering except when actively eating or drinking.

 

Anyone who does not follow the above rules will not be allowed access to the venue and will not be given a refund on any ticket purchasers they might have made.

 

Even if you have been vaccinated and tested negative, please do not come to the event if you are feeling unwell or have a high temperature or if you know you have been exposed to COVID-19.

 

In addition, to help ensure your health and safety at our events, we are implementing the following simple but important rules, procedures and guidelines.

  1. All ticket purchases must be made in advance of the performance. There will not be any at-the-door ticket sales (advance purchases can be made remotely up until the time of the individual performances).
  2. Only purchase tickets for people from within your own household. For contact tracing purposes, when purchasing tickets, we require that you divulge the name and individual email and phone numbers for each person in your party. We use the Eventbrite platform to sell tickets. If you did not specify each individual in your group when you made the ticket purchase, please go to your online confirmation and “edit” attendees.
  3. Please do this. If it turns out that anyone else attending the program this weekend was unwittingly carrying COVID-19, we want to let you know so you can consider being tested.
  4. To help minimize crowding at entrances prior to a performance, audience access to event seating areas will begin 30 minutes prior to each event.
  5. Parties with children aged 12 or under will be offered space in specially designated family section in the audience seating area.
  6. For your comfort, please bring with you your own blankets or low chairs (31” maximum height). SFIAF will provide chairs upon request for seniors and people with disabilities. If you require chairs from the venue, if possible, please return them to the sanitizing station when not in use. If unable to return please alert staff or volunteers to collect the used chairs, thank you.
  7. Masks are required of ALL attendees. 
  8. For our mutual protection, please always wear a mask when speaking to event staff (keep in mind, they are on-site all day for both days).
  9. Please follow the instructions and requests of designated Festival staff and volunteers in regards to queuing and seating procedures, maintaining distance from other groups and individuals and covering your face at all times.

In general, please respect the space of others. Keep in mind that for some people, this gathering may represent their first outdoor excursion in a while, and your discretion and forbearance is appreciated.

Please also remember:

  • Wash hands often and for a minimum of 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

IT MIGHT EVEN BE SUNNY

  • Fort Mason is often cold and foggy, so please bring warm clothing. However, it might even be sunny, so sun-block is always a good accessory as well.
"Whether leading a children¹s Mardi Gras parade or headlining the 'Queens of New Orleans" Music Festival, CHELLE! & Friends’ blend of music delights audiences of all ages."

Linda Lucero
Yerba Buena Gardens
 
"Chelle has put together a dream team of accomplished performers. This group completely rocks! They've been a hit every time we've worked together."

Russ Jennings, 
Soul Productions
 
 
 

 

Ask 20 people how to define the music of New Orleans and you’ll get 30 answers. It could be jazz, funk, soul, Creole, Cajun, or gospel, Caribbean, African, Zydeco, rock or the chants and stirring rhythms of Mardi Gras Indians. 

New Orleans native, and Oakland's own "Queen of New Orleans Music", MICHELLE JACQUES along some "very special friends" take all of these influences and a few more, and stir it into this stewpot of musical gumbo that is sweet, spicy, aromatic and definitely intoxicating. 

CHELLE! and Friends is made up of some of the most distinguished and accomplished musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. CHELLE! And Friends perform music that is vibrant and alive with the driving voices of artistic director and founder, Oakland's "Queen of New Orleans Music" MICHELLE JACQUES, RHONDA CRANE, JAY LAMONT and BRYAN DYER, DONNA VISCUSO and ERIC SWINDERMAN on guitar, KEVIN SCOTT on bass and MICHAELLE GOERLITZ on drums.

 

 

 
Just want to send you and your wonderful friends big appreciation for bringing the good songs and vibes to the people last Friday. I've seen you all a bunch over the years but think it was the first time for many in the audience and y'all had it lit!
Thanks for celebrating with us!
 
Preston Justice
Friday Nights @ OMCA
Oakland Museum Of California

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