Concert to boost Sandy recovery

The NOLA Pay It Forward Concert to benefit Hurricane Sandy recovery and relief efforts will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts.

The lineup includes Dumpstaphunk, Kermit Ruffins, Irvin Mayfield, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, George Porter Jr., Amanda Shaw, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr., Stephanie Jordan, Terence Higgins, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Mia Borders, Corey Henry, James Andrews, the Stooges Brass Band, Khris Royal and Sasha Masakowski.

Tickets are $50 per person and are available at the theater’s box office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Ticketmaster will donate $3.90 of its service fee to the NOLA Pay it Forward Fund. All Pay it Forward Concert proceeds will go to relief and recovery efforts.

Donations to the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Pay it Forward Fund can be made online at http://www.gnof.org/donors/give-now or by contacting Allie Betts, GNOF manager of donor relations, at 504 598-4663 or allie@gnof.org.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the creation of the NOLA Pay it Forward Fund in May 2011 to assist the victims of Mississippi River flooding. The permanent fund has been maintained to assist communities in need after other disasters.