5th Annual Tropical Blood Drive: Everybody Gets Lei'd!

  • 19-Aug-2018
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tipitina's (501 Napoleon Ave.)

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5th Annual Tropical Blood Drive:  Everybody Gets Lei'd!

WHAT:  The Disco Amigos will participate in the 5th Annual Tropical Blood Drive, co-sponsored by the Organ Grinders, the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic, and The Blood Center.  

This year's goal is to collect over 250 pints of blood for The Blood Center at a party featuring live music, dancing, raffle, community partners and much more! 

Appearances by fabulous dance troupes and other community services will help restock the shelves of the blood bank during summer, when they need it the most. Give blood, volunteer, or just show up and support!  This event is free and open to the public.

Event Website: https://neworleansmusiciansclinic.org/blooddrive/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2096892893885567/

WHERE:  Tipitina's, 501 Napoleon Ave.

WHEN:  Sunday, August 19th, 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 

The Dance Exhibition will be held from 3-4pm. Call time will be 2PM.  We will perform at 3:10pm.



WHO:  Participation is open to both Performing Members and Discotistas.  Family and friends are also welcome to attend.

We are also looking for volunteers to help sell 50 raffle tickets (at $5 each) for a $1,000 Rouses gift card and at least 10 volunteers to sign up to donate blood.

Sign up to be a blood donor:

https://www.tbcdonors.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/34343
Anyone that signs up to donate blood should fill in "DISCO AMIGOS" in the notes! There will be 5 buses from the Blood Center ready and waiting to collect donations starting at 11:00 a.m.  Here is a link to determine whether or not someone is eligible to donate blood.  Donors 16 to 17 must weight at least 130 lbs and have signed parental consent.  No one under 21 will be allowed inside Tipitina's, but there will be plenty of activities happening outside all day.  


UNIFORMS:  

Performers: Standard uniform (Guys: red button up shirt, black vest, black disco pants and accoutrement; Gals: Silver disco dress and accoutrement)

Discotistas: Red t-shirts, black pants/skirts/shorts 

PERFORMANCES:

Performers will be selected to perform "On the Radio" based on demonstrated proficiency as assessed by choreographers and the stage manager for the event. 

STAGE MANAGER:  Marisa Naquin (Marisa.Naquin@discoamigos.com; 504-655-0727).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

NOMC: Click this link for more information about the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic and the work that they do.  NOMC Talking Points.pdf

Raffle: The GRAND PRIZE raffle is for $1,000 gift card to Rouses - tickets are onsale now. We also have more than 75 prizes donated by local businesses. 

Participating Dance Troupes: Organ Grinders (co-sponsor), Camel Toe Lady Steppers, Pussyfooters, Disco Amigos, Nola Cherry Bombs, Petty Betties, Rolling Elvi/Jailhouse Rockers, Roux La La's, El Lucha Krewe, Crescent City Fae, Muff-a-Lotta's and more!

Music: DJ Fayard Lindsey, Soul Brass Band, Jeremy Thomas and Blacklight, and the Original Pinettes Brass Band











Phone: 504-571-9313

Email: info@discoamigos.com

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