A collective of underground and local food, music, art, and theater on Freret Street in New Orleans.
The Alamo Underground got it's start in 2006 (post Katrina) as an underground theater operated inside an old horse stable. It had to shut its doors in 2008. In 2010, I found the treasure and resurrected the space [with great help] for movie nights, live music, local events, and fundraisers. Movie nights were free and bands worked for tips. It was a lot of hard work, turning a swamp infested roach eaten space into an underground community, but it was done.
From August 2010 until April 2011, the Alamo greeted great New Orleans talent such as Aurora Nealand, Debauche, Tuba Skinny, Never Ever, Tom Worell, as well as visiting acts such as David Bazan and Zeina Mokaiesh.
Then the roof collapsed.
Unfortunately due to lack of permitting and a collapsed roof, the Alamo had to shut its doors. It was hard to see so much hard work and creativity in rubble.
Now, I have the opportunity to re-open the Alamo on the up and coming Freret Street. The space is connected to La Nuit Theater- which got its start as a speakeasy theater for local comics.
New Orleans has a surge of amazing talent operating underground, in speakeasies and abandoned building. The idea is to have a collective venue for these like minded people. A bagel bar will be constructed courtesy of Sugerman's Bagel Speakeasy, and local artists will display their art for reasonable prices. Freret Street currently has little-to no live local music acts, even though the street is permitted for such use.
I am doing this all on my own finances, and there are some hefty start up costs. I want to make sure everything stays LOCAL. There is too much talent in this city that can not go to waste. Local artists, local entrepreneurs, local vegetables (for the bagels), local art. If you would like to see The Alamo Underground exist, please give anything you can. It will all go towards this project, reopening doors in November.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $4,000 goal
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Aug 16, 2011 - Sep 15, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $20 or more
We'll cover any band cover charges for a monthsEstimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $50 or more
We'll cover any band-cover charges for two month.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $200 or more
We'll cover any band-cover charges for two months. As well as use of the space for any event or parties of your choosing- you want to hold a hopscotch tournament? Go for it. A nude body paint session? Great.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $500 or more
We'll cover any band-cover charges for two months. As well as use of the room for any THREE events or parties of your choosing- no questions asked!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011