Generations Hall in the Warehouse District was jumping Wednesday night for a fundraiser benefiting Crimestoppers.
The big draw was a performance by New Orleans’ own Dr John and Bobby Rush. The pair collaborated on a tune that Crimestoppers hopes will attract the attention of young people in the city and convince them that violence is not an option. The song is called Another Murder in New Orleans.
Crimestoppers President Darlene Cusanza says the fundraiser helps the group fight crime in two ways, music and money.
“The music is coming through loud and clear with the message that we all really need to stand together,” Cusanza said.
“Raising a lot of money for the tips line,” added former New Orleans councilman Jay Batt who attended the event with his brother, actor Brian Batt.
“And keep our beautiful city safe,” Brian added.
A long list of performers participated. Cusanza hopes to make it an annual event with a growing list of artists donating their time.