PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AMTRAK PRESENTS PAZFEST III FEATURING: ROLAND GUERIN BAND,
MUTTS OF THE PLANET, PAUL SANCHEZ, JOHNNY VIDACOVICH, THE
HONORABLE SOUTH, BILL LANCTON, SUSAN COWSILL, JIMMY
ROBINSON, OTRA, GAL HOLIDAY, AND FROM LAFAYETTE, RODDIE
ROMERO, CALEB ELLIOTT AND SAM BROUSSARD, TANDEM AND OTHERS
TO PERFORM AT
PAZ FEST III, AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE TO JONI MITCHELL,
TO BENEFIT THE RUTH PAZ HOSPITAL FOR BURNS AND PEDIATRIC
-Musical Celebration to benefit children's hospital in Honduras-
NEW ORLEANS, LA - Septemeber 13, 2013: Michael Paz, New Orleans Music
Producer, and Founder of The Ruth Paz Foundation who funded the
construction of the $1.5 Million Ruth Paz Hospital for Burns and Pediatric
Surgery in Honduras, announced today PAZ FEST III an all-star musical tribute
to Joni Mitchell, Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 8pm at the Howlin' Wolf, 907
South Peters Street New Orleans, LA. Tickets are $20 and are available in
advance at Howlin' Wolf Den or at http://www.TheHowlinWolf.com
A musical tribute to singer songwriter and cultural icon, Joni Mitchell, Paz Fest
III is also a fundraising celebration for the continuing support the Ruth Paz
Hospital for Burns and Pediatric Surgery in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Joining the all-star line-up are: DJ G-CUE, Mikayla, Christina Friis-Nielson, Chris
Atkins, Vida Wakemen, Leslie Smith, Dirk Billie, Sue Tierney-Macnamara, Victor
Johnson, Faith Crawford, and Michael Paz and Friends. All will perform Joni
Mitchell songs from her amazing catalog.
There will be a concert preview "An Evening With" Mutts of the Planet at the
Little Gem Saloon on Friday, October 4, 2013 from 8pm-Till. Presented by
Amtrak and also benefiting the Ruth Paz Hospital for Burns and Pediatric
Named for Ruth Paz, a US native who dedicated her life to help the
underprivileged children of Honduras, the Ruth Paz Hospital for Burns and
Pediatric Surgery is a program of the Ruth Paz Foundation, which has been
active in seeking medical treatment for children for over 30 years. "My mother
was an incredible guardian for the children of Honduras and I am honored that
the musicians of New Orleans would come together for this important cause,"
said Michael Paz.
In May of 2000, a diverse group of musicians and fans gathered at the Howlin'
Wolf for Paz Fest 1, a memorable night of music that started the fundraising
effort to support the Ruth Paz Hospital for Burns and Pediatric Surgery. The
project broke ground in 2004 and was completed in August 2010. A CD of Paz
Fest 1 was released and continues to fund this very important project. It can be
purchased at http://www.cdbaby.com/pazfest. Thirteen years later, Paz Fest III will
celebrate the music of Joni Mitchell and support hospital and will be recorded
for a new recording.
About the Ruth Paz Hospital for Burns and Pediatric Surgery
The Ruth Paz Foundation is a non-profit, tax deductible - Status 501 C-3 - charitable organization
dedicated in providing life-changing medical care and support to underprivileged Honduran children
and their families Since the 1970´s, the Ruth Paz Foundation has enabled the access of
marginalized children to specialized burn wound management and congenital birth defect
treatments in the United States. The Ruth Paz Foundation is financed predominantly
through private funds, with occasional government funds. The goal of the Ruth Paz
Hospital for Burn Children and Pediatric Surgery is to deliver burn wound management
care to children in Honduras, therefore reducing the overall pediatric morbidity and
mortality due to burns nationally. The hospital will also meet the excess demand for
pediatric surgeries, decreasing the waiting periods at the regional level.
For more information, visit
The Ruth Paz Foundation