About the Krewe of Black & Gold
Limited to 500 Founding Members – one time membership fee $25
The Krewe of Black & Gold: origin
The Krewe of Black & Gold took roots in 2019, and the organization was planning its inaugural event until those efforts were thwarted by COVID-19. As shutdowns led to postponement of that event and the tragic losses of so many lives, followed by devastating hurricanes with additional losses, it became evident that a change of the initial plans was needed. What has resulted is the Spirit of Louisiana Jazz Funeral and Second Line, an authentic New Orleans jazz funeral and second line honoring those who have perished during the shutdowns when funerals were restricted.
The event is in development, with sponsorship opportunities available. Additionally, individuals who wish to support the effort and show gratitude to those being honored by this event may do so by joining the Krewe of Black and Gold as a Founding Member. Your generosity helps toward bringing this much-needed event to Louisiana.
The one-time membership fee is $25, which will be utilized toward compensation for the New Orleans culture bearers, including brass bands, Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs and Mardi Gras Indians, plus production costs and fees for the event. Only 500 Founding Members’ opportunities are available, so early confirmation is strongly encouraged.
As a Founding Member, you’ll receive the following member benefits:
- Founding Member’s Krewe of Black & Gold deluxe, custom-cast coin (limited edition of 500)
- Listing in online member directory (optional)
- Opportunity to add a complementary online dedication for the 2024 Spirit of Louisiana Second Line
- Opportunity to purchase limited edition Krewe of Black & Gold merchandise
- The pride of being part an official member of the Krewe of Black and Gold, the organization presenting this historic event
VIP Founding Members receive deluxe membership packages
All gifts from Founding Member’s package plus:
- Founding Member’s deluxe lapel pin
- Krewe of Black & Gold Founding Member’s second line hankie
- VIP listing in online member directory (optional)
- Priority listing of online dedication for the 2024 Spirit of Louisiana Second Line
A one-time donation of $25 Founding Member or $50 VIP Founding Member
Our inaugural event, the Spirit of Louisiana Jazz Funeral & Second Line, will be held in 2024, and plans for a 2025 event are underway.
We anticipate the Krewe of Black & Gold memberships will sell out quickly. Memberships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Want to give a Founding Membership as a gift?
Upon completion of your checkout, you will be redirected to a confirmation page with a printable .pdf gift certificate that you can present to your recipient in person or via email.