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Music for Mental Health

2022 Music for Mental Health Benefit Concert

On Sunday, September 11th, four New Orleans-based artists will align for the 5th *almost* Annual Music for Mental Health Benefit Concert, presented by the Brett Thomas Doussan (BTD) Foundation.

This year’s concert features LeTrainiump, Margie Perez, Sabine McCalla, and Whisper Party’s Rex & Jean, and is hosted by founder Kathryn Rose Wood.

Similar to past years, this year’s concert will feature the artists engaging in intimate, stripped-down song-and-storytelling writer’s round performance, but with a new twist: in the historical, acoustic, and intimate Preservation Hall (726 St. Peter St., French Quarter New Orleans). A heartfelt gratitude extends to the Preservation Hall Foundation for this year’s venue sponsorship!

Event doors open at 11:00am for ticketing, and tickets are $20 per person, first-come, first-serve. All ages are welcome, and the concert starts sharp at 11:30am.

All proceeds raised will be distributed back to such mental health programs as the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation, Children’s Hospital’s behavioral health unit, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – New Orleans, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Louisiana, and many more of the BTD Foundation’s beneficiaries.


You can help those struggling with mental illness!

All proceeds go directly to mental health services across Greater New Orleans. There is no better time to support mental health than now. In the wake of the COVID pandemic, people are suffering more than ever. With the love of music and people like you, we can make a difference together and perhaps save a life.

No donation is too small, no donation is too big, Please donate by clicking below or through Venmo at @btdfoundationorg.

What is Music for Mental Health?

Music for Mental Health is an *almost* annual concert founded in commemoration of September’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

With music at the helm of the concert’s communication, the concert was launched in 2017 to create a space for individuals who might not normally want to attend an explicitly-mental health-focused event, or feel comfortable discussing their own mental health concerns.

By bringing together a diverse variety of well-known musicians to bring attention to the vulnerable topic of mental health, the concert has become an annual space for listeners to find peace in the artists’ music and stories while connecting with their community through the shared love of music.

Past installments of the benefit have seen performers dig into personal experiences with mental illness, and sharing music related to their respective mental well-being journeys. Join us for a joyful return post-pandemic this year at Preservation Hall on Sunday, September 11th, at 11am!