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Music for Matt is an annual benefit concert to celebrate the life of Matt Costa. Our fifth and final concert will take place on November 9, 2013.

With support from our donors and attendees, we raise money for two causes in line with Matt’s spirit of service and adventure: The Peace Corps Volunteer Projects in Africa and The Costa Memorial Scholarship.

Matt was incredibly special to a lot of people. He had a unique way of forming true bonds with people from all walks of life. He was artistic, athletic, passionate, philosophical, smart, witty, wiry, and politically and globally engaged. Matt left us way too soon. He died in a boating accident on September 3, 2006 while serving the Peace Corps in Mali. We encourage you to learn more about Matt’s life here.

We truly hope you’re able to join us in celebrating Matt’s life.

We are a 501(c)(3) and your donations are tax-deductible.

Event Details
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Where: Le Bon Temps Roule
4801 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Time: Story sharing with friends of Matt: 8:30 pm
Headliner: 10:00 pm
Artists: Mississippi Rail Company
Admission: $10
Proceeds Benefiting: The Peace Corps Volunteer Projects in Africa and The Costa Memorial Scholarship

2013 Artist Bio
Mississippi Rail Company
Dee1 Mississippi Rail Company moves music forward via a vehicle of the past. Their music is an experiment in irony, embracing New Orleans roots music, rock 'n roll, folk, and blues traditions while refusing to fall subject to any of their claims. Their music breaks wholly new ground, rejecting any pull toward a simple re-hash of past musical genres.

Our Partners

Lotus & Ash
Lotus and Ash Thank you to Ashling of Lotus & Ash for kindly donating her time and design expertise to the Music for Matt cause. Over the past three years, Ashling has designed our logo, T-shirts, and concert posters. She specializes in stationary and paper design and printing.

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Le Bon Temps Roule
Le Bon Temps Roule

Le Bon Temps Roule is neighborhood watering hole by day, world famous music club by night. Come get lit elbowing with locals hearing stories about parades, loves, floods, pranks, and menus. A guaranteed story will leave with you.

IN Exchange
IN Exchange

IN Exchange is a 501c3 fair trade store founded at Tulane University by students. They support the work of New Orleans and global artists and artisans. Located in Tulane's Lavin-Bernick Center, you must check out their awesome array of goods, including great tees, jewelry, dresses, and recycled gift items.