Each city has its own foodism: an ideological food culture that is deemed as a part of its society. Kevin McCaffrey will screen his James Beard finalist film We Live To Eat: New Orleans’ Love Affair With Food, bringing Louisiana's coast directly to the Downriver Festival.
A lecture on Fisheries, Technology and the Future of Louisiana's Seafood Obsession will be held at Downriver Festival 2019 from 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm, moderated by Corey Miller, Director of Community Resilience, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.
Captain “Doc” Hawley and Steamboat Stompers’ band leader Duke Heitger tell tales of life on Mississippi steamboats, past and present. Doc is the co-author of “Moonlite at 8:30” the story of excursion boats and the important shift from shipping materials to sending dance and music up the river. “Doc is truly a National Treasure”, says Duke, “He grew up on the river and his stories are pure gold.”
Jamie's passion for, and calling to, a life of music drove her to find her artistic home in New Orleans and after making the move to the Crescent City, 2018 and 2019 have seen the formation of an entirely new band and sound, with fresh energy and material. She’s dedicated to her Mississippi River calling, so get ready for a show that is not just a concert - it's an experience that’s been called 500% New Orleans Grown Rock n’ Roll!.
A panel on Creating a More Sustainable Plate will be held on the 3rd floor of the New Orleans Jazz Museum during Downriver Festvial 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Moderated by John Fallon, Director Of Sustainability & Coastal Conservation Initiatives at Audubon Nature Institute.