Our mission is to foster support of the rich New Orleans cultural heritage through the presentation of innovative arts and music programming and community based events and projects.

Established in 2006, the Backbeat Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt Louisiana not for profit corporation. 

At the core of the city’s vitality is music. In New Orleans, music is the lifeblood of the culture.  It is in the culture that the City finds its resilience.

We look forward to the day we can celebrate as a community again.  Until then get vaccinated, mask up, stay healthy and support music-makers how ever you can.