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Contact

Please see our FAQ page for even quicker answers!

Site & Mailing Address

  • 4557 N. Rampart Street,
  • New Orleans, LA 70117
  • Directions +
  • Open Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10AM-7PM
  • Check our calendar for updates!
  • New Orleans Airlift's offices are generally open from Monday-Friday from 10AM-4PM.
  • The Music Box Village does not have a public phone line; please reach out via email if you need to contact a member of our staff.
  • Please note that while our staff is often on-site during the weekends, we tend to be busy coordinating events and serving visitors. As such, we may not be able to respond to your message until the following Monday.
  • Thank You! We look forward to seeing you at the Music Box Village!

Stay Connected

  • Join our e-newsletter for updates on our performance schedule, ticketing, and more.

Volunteering

We welcome volunteers every weekday from 10am – 4pm, and on weekends & events. We have both indoor and outdoor tasks working alongside our artists and builders. Volunteers who log 40 hours or more are rewarded with event tickets!

Internships

New Orleans Airlift also offers internships for those seeking experiential training in the areas of marketing & communications, production, and fabrication. Internships can be done for college credit.

Become a Docent!

Become a docent at the Music Box Village, and help us share the excitement and wonder of "musical architecture" with thousands of visitors each year! Docents are an important part of the guest experience, and receive hands-on training in activating the installation. Docents are paid positions.

  • Requirements: Must have consistent weekend availability
  • A background in education, hospitality, or customer service is not required, but is certainly a plus!
  • Email us with your resume and a letter of interest.

Stay Up to Date

One of our founders, @rustylazer, passed the spot today where we camped in City Park back in 2015 and it got him thinking about all the adventurous moments we shared there. Everything these days is in flux, and chaos seems to have a hold on so much of our lives. We’re so grateful to have such rich memories of our time with y’all through this strange experiment in musical architecture, and we look forward to our eventual return to the place we now call home down by the end of the world. If you have any stories from your time with us as a performer or as a spectator we’d love to collect them in audio, video or written form. It’s nice to remember what’s wonderful about human to human collaboration and the joy of coming together for once in a lifetime moments. Feel free to drop Rusty a line at jay@newprleansairlift.org if we can borrow a memory of yours to add to the story of @neworleans.airlift. Thanks to all of you for your support and your incredible patience through this bizarre time. We miss you too! Hope to see you all again soon! Be safe and stay at home.

To our incredible community of visitors, artists, and supporters - First off, thank you. Our love for all of you runs deep and we are grateful to share in the work of Airlift alongside you. Y’all are essential to our project and our lives, and as such, your safety and well-being is of the utmost importance. To that end, we are temporarily closing the Music Box Village to aid in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. All Spring 2020 events will be postponed or cancelled, more information will come out in the days ahead. Ticket-holders will be contacted directly by email. Please stay tuned to our social media and our calendar for updates. Open Hours are suspended. Education programming will also be suspended until further notice. The loss of work and opportunities to people in creative professions cannot be overstated. We’re going to do our best to support our staff and create new opportunities for artists, both in their self-expression and in the hopes of generating income for them through this difficult time. We’ll announce more about these efforts in the coming days. If you are able, support in the form of merch or membership orders, and direct donations, is greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, for now, here are ways you can engage with and support our ever-evolving project in musical architecture. 🔸Follow @neworleans.airlift and @musicbox.village on Instagram for highlights from our programs and new streaming content from local artists. 🔸Check out our Vimeo page for highlights from our concerts and past projects with collaborators like @bigfreedia , @tankandthebangas , @allencodrum , @anmlcollective , @nicholaspayton, @chrisunkim , and more. 🔸Visit our website to learn about our outposts and tours, our membership offerings, or how to host your special event in the Music Box Village. We believe in the power of creativity to unite, inspire, and innovate, and we are hopeful that these values will carry us all to bigger and better things on the other side. We will be closely monitoring the situation and following public health directives. Stay safe, make art, contact loved ones and wash those hands! #neworleans

In concern about Coronavirus - We ask our visitors to please wash their hands (and sing a song!) at our waterfall sink, located in the bathrooms, both on entry and before leaving our site. Our staff will be regularly disinfecting the sculptures at touch points. Our two-acre site provides plenty of room to enjoy fresh air without close contact with others or groups - we ask visitors to exercise normal care and awareness in interacting. While monitoring the situation, we sincerely hope our visitors can de-stress and have fun. Our website musicboxvillage.com is the best place to find up-to-the-minute updates. . . #bywater #coronavirus #neworleans

Contact themusicboxartmarket@Gmail.com with your Spring wares! Get the jump on #Easter & #mothersday gifts at our final Market of the season! Admission is free so save the date! . . . #artmarket #sundayfunday #musicbox #vintage #neworleans #shopping #plants #fleamarket

“Drum Rose” by @rontherinratliff & @darryl_montana ‘ s #yellowpochahontas “Chief’s House” are two musical houses conceived and built on site with the help of the Airlift team, since founding the Village in its Bywater location in 2016. Both bring percussive sounds into the town, with the help of @stevenwrichardson ‘s “Junkit” drum kit. Visit this weekend and try them out! . . #musicbox #musicalhouses #musicalarchitecture #neworleans #weekend #soundart #allages

Due to unfortunate travel advisory, our March 14th Min Tanaka/Quintron performance is canceled. All ticket buyers have been contacted- check your email! . Hope to see you at our April shows ushering in the first weekend of @jazzfest ! . . #mintanaka #neworleans #quintron

Coming up this month!! Check our site calendar for Musician Guides & pop-up info daily... : . Special Friday evening jams too! . #neworleans #livemusic #soundart #playtime #weekendplans #allages

Save the date for our upcoming events in March! Plus Friday evenings in the Village and one special original performance from @quintronnn & @anonymousdancemintanaka !! . . See you this month! Details and weather updates always in our calendar on musicboxvillage.com ! . #spring #musicbox #soundart #weekendvibes #visitneworleans #playtime #livemusic #experimentalmusic

See you next weekend with Music Box Superstars @auroranealand on Saturday & @joshuastarkman and @meatblanket Sunday!! . . #soundart #mardigras #musicboxvillage #bywater #localmusicians #neworleans

Quick announcement! A limited number of GA Standing Room Only tickets for the previously sold out Saturday, May 2nd Orville Peck show will be released for in-person sales at the Music Box Village, 4557 N. Rampart Street, beginning this Saturday during Open Hours from 1-5pm. Please note these tickets will be first come, first served and limited to two per purchase. Please - do not email or message with questions! We have a small staff and apologize in advance that we cannot field inquiries, or make exceptions for the above offered ticket sale. May the odds be ever in your favor. . Above: beautiful Sirens dressing with help from @materialinstitute backstage at last night’s blowout! . . 📸: @reversibleskirt . #musicboxvillage #neworleans #orvillepeck #flashsale #musicbox

Tonight! Our large-scale collaborative #Mardigras celebration-VIP at 7/ doors at 8! Come masked to mingle in the crowd... . . . #neworleans #tonight #costumeparty #fancydress #bywater

#dinnerparty in our backstage arts industrial studio ... we’re co-creating and hosting some special events for Spring! Booking weddings and other celebrations large and small. . . . #neworleans #neworleansweddings #privateevents #yourday #musicboxvillage #sculpturegarden #bywater

Last night’s brass bands filled the Village! Open today & tomorrow, with more brass next Saturday at #brunch with @kob_nola & @brassqueensnyc ! Menu by @ravenousnola ! . . #neworleans #musicboxvillage #livemusic #carnival #mardigras

We love fan fotos and 5-✨⭐️🌟!! We’re open this Friday evening for a special #brassband lineup from all over the country and some from right here too. Details on our calendar! . . . #dogfriendly #allages #neworleans #fridaynight #goingout #honk #livemusic #musicboxvillage #playtime

It’s a packed Spring Season! February & March show ticketing is open - presale for @orvillepeck opens tomorrow/ general on Friday!! . . . #neworleans #performance #jazzfest #explore

The @materialinstitute & @theembassystudio visit the Music Box as they get to work on preparations for Sirens Of Salvage, our Masked #Mardigras Ball ! Come see what they’re imagining up Thursday Feb. 13! . . . . #neworleans #collaboration #innovativelearning #musicbox #fieldtrips #carnival #costume #mardigras2020

Tune in to catch Director of Public Programs Eliza McDermott on TV talking about upcoming brass bands landing in the Village! @wwltv tomorrow (Friday) at 6:40 and 7:40 am! @fox8nola at 7:15am with @danruch of @secondhandstreetband ... . . #news #localnews #musicboxvillage #openhours #honkfestival #brassbands #musicbox #brunch #carnival #mardigras

Alert! Only a few Early Bird tickets are left... don’t snooze on it! . . . #bigfreedia #mardigras #costume #masked #carnival2020 #mardigrasball #danceparty #neworleans #livemusic

#Teachers and #parents of #neworleans-get in touch with us to find out more about our education programs, field trips, site visits and other opportunities for your class/kids! Super unique #learning environment! #education #projectbased #experiential #musiceducation #artseducation #fabrication #allages #louisiana #gulfcoast

Now is the time to sign up for Spring Memberships, Season Tickets & Sustaining Level (which includes admission to over 70 other institutions !!) as well as 20% off our #Carnival Ball and all upcoming Spring performances! And - entry to Open Hours too! Find out more at musicboxvillage.com/support . . #mardigras #springseason #musicbox #artmuseums #bigfreedia #mintanaka #jazzfest #live #thingstodo

“complicated horse emergency research” joins @bigfreedia , @theembassystudio , @thegreenproject & more for our 4th Annual Masked Ball - Thursday Feb 13! Early Bird tix are in effect now... . . . #salvage #artparty #mardigras #mask #costume #foundobject #trashtotreasure #reclaimed #benefit #carnival #neworleans #bywater

Airlift seeks a freelance Graphic Designer for print posters, handbills and digital assets! Please email contact, portfolio link and rate to info@neworleansairlift.org ! . . . #work #werk #jobopportunity #neworleans #remote #artist #design

Sunny & mid-60s today! Visit the Village after today’s #saints game for #happyhour & a special Musician Guide appearance 3:30-5:30 from @thebyandbymusic ! #allages & #puppers welcome ! . . . #sundayfunday #thingstodo #bywater #onetimeinnola #livemusic #artbreak #soundart #neworleans #saintssunday #musicbox