Yesterday, Daze Between New Orleans and the Rex Foundation released the list of beneficiaries who will receive grants as a result of their fundraising efforts during their inaugural festival, which took place at the Faubourg Brewery on May 3 and 4.
Not to be confused with the days between the birthday and passing of Jerry Garcia (Aug. 1 to Aug. 9), Daze Between took place during the days between the two weekends of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
The two-day event was headlined by The String Cheese Incident and featured performances by Snarky Puppy, Eric Krasno & Friends, Lettuce and more. During The String Cheese Incident’s set on May 3, they welcomed a surprise sit-in by Billy Strings. Local New Orleans acts, including Erica Falls, Nicholas Payton Benny & The Late Bloomers, The Iceman Special, Honey Island Swamp Band, and The Rumble featuring Chief Joseph Boudreaux Jr, also performed.
Over the two days, Daze Between raised funds through ticket sales, an on-site celebrity dunk tank and a virtual auction amounting to nearly $10,000. The Rex Foundation matched the funds raising the total endowment from the event to $20,000.
See the post announcing the grant beneficiaries and more details about their individual missions below.