Plessy Fest, September 22, 11AM-4PM
FREE TO THE PUBLIC! Plessy Fest 2 will be a celebration of live, local music, fantastic food trucks, school fair extraordinaire, and a silent auction to raise funds to directly support our project based, arts-integrated approach to learning. The event will be open to our over 175 Plessy families and extended visitors that make up a day in the Vieux Carre. Plessy Fest is TAKING IT TO THE STREETS!
Announcing the Plessy person of the Year: Big Freedia
For the first time in school history, Plessy School is announcing its inaugural Plessy Person of the Year award. For the first Plessy Person of the Year, we are thrilled to reveal the one and only, Queen Diva, Big Freedia. Known as the Queen of Bounce. Freedia is a pioneering New Orleans based rapper and ambassador of Bounce music. A vibrant twist on hip-hop, Bounce music is characterized by call-and-response rapid-fire beats, and must dance attitude. Freedia was selected because she represents the background of many of our students that grew up in the same neighborhood, facing the same difficulties throughout life such as gun violence, death, and gender nonconformity. As a part of our school’s mission is to “foster learning through the arts in a joyful and diverse environment,” Plessy School recognizes the bravery, the perseverance, and the talent that Freedia has exhibited throughout her life and career to reach the top of her art form.
in 2015, Freedia collaborated with Beyonce on the Grammy-nominated single, “Formation.” She has also worked with many other national artists such as Sia and Drake, all the while producing and releasing an album, “Third Ward Bounce.” Due to her very busy schedule, Plessy School is thrilled that Freedia took time off from touring to accept her award at Plessy Fest. (note: Freedia will not be performing but will do a meet & greet with students and fans)
Congratulations to Big Freedia, the 2018 Plessy Person of the Year!
A Pop-Up Art Market and family fun events will be available throughout the day. Visit our Plessy Fest 2 Facebook event page and share it with your friends and neighbors!