Wine On The River New Orleans

Wine On The River: Come join us from 3pm-6pm on November 3 as we travel through several different regions spanning the globe. Attendees will be able to drink wine and spirits specific to certain regions. Restaurants will also have food available for purchase. Take a break from your travels and enjoy the soothing sounds of live music. The World Tour will be held on the lovely Audubon Aquarium Plaza.  Proceeds will go to benefit the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation.

Wine on the River is a rain or shine event and no refunds will be given

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What To Expect

Mississippi-born, Louisiana-raised singer-songwriter and Soul artist, Tonya Boyd-Cannon is no stranger to the music scene. The daughter of a preacher has been singing since she was a child. Although most of her musical trainings came by way of middle school and high school band directors, auditory and lu n, Boyd-Cannon is a classically trained vocalist with a Bachelors of Arts in Music from Tougaloo College.

 Tonya Boyd-Cannon’s professional career started as a background vocalist for Jean Knight, who’s best known for her 1970’s hit single, “Mr. Big Stuff”. Tonya’s professional career also includes work as a Vocal coach, Educator and Minister of Music. Additionally, she is credited with creating the first, combined male and female mass choir in the Orleans Parish prison in New Orleans. Tonya’s fairly rare contralto voice, almost identical to that of a countertenor, pushes the envelope with amazing soulful arrangements and jazzy lyrical content.

Tonya’s career catapulted when she appeared on Season 8 of NBC’s The Voice. She wowed the crowd and her coach Adam Levine. Tonya ranked in the Top 20 finals, leaving the show with her powerful rendition of “Take Me to the Pilot” by Elton John. Tonya returned home to New Orleans excited to release her sophomore album “MUZIC Is Life” in 2016. The album landed in ten (10) categories in the first round of “The GRAMMY’s.

Box Office Giants is a New Orleans based 5­piece rock band with diverse influences including country, jazz, classic rock, gospel, pop, metal and more. Specializing in “movie rock,” this is an act that can’t be missed.  As individuals, each member has over 10 years of live­ music experience. And in a short of period of time, Box Office Giants has already wowed audiences for major events such Mardi Gras parades, Taste At The Lake Food Festival, St Margaret Mary Fair, HokieFest 2016 and even made an appearance on WGNO-TV ABC’s “News WIth A Twist.”

About The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation

The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation’s mission is to strengthen Louisiana’s hospitality industry through support of individuals within the community.

We do this by:

  • Supporting workforce development programs directly related to our industry.
  • Providing access to culinary and hospitality education.
  • Working to ensure a positive perception of LA’s hospitality industry.
  • Providing financial assistance and/or guidance to people in the hospitality industry during times of crisis.