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Shell-A-Bration has SOLD OUT

Thank you for your interest in our fourth annual Shell-A-Bration. Unfortunately, the event has sold out. No more tickets are available for sale online, and additional tickets will not be available for purchase at the gate. 

We are overwhelmed by the interest in Shell-A-Bration. The event promotes and raises money for our Oyster Shell Recycling Program, through which we have diverted more than 10 million pounds of shell from the landfill and used it instead to slow coastal erosion. 
There are many other ways to support this program. Please visit our restaurant partners and tell them that oyster shell recycling is important to you. Or join us as a volunteer as we head out onto the water and build an oyster reef in the waters of Plaquemines Parish. You can also follow us on social media to find other ways to get involved.

Shell-A-Bration is a community event dedicated to raising awareness and engagement for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana's Oyster Shell Recycling Program, which collects shells from New Orleans restaurants to restore oyster reefs and shoreline habitat in coastal Louisiana and is the only program of its kind in the state. Shell-A-Bration brings together our restaurant partners, sponsors, community members and stakeholders for a night of celebrating coastal restoration. Launched in June 2014, this program has become one of the largest shell recycling programs in the nation. As of December 2021, CRCL has collected over 10 million pounds of shell from 31 local restaurants to build four oyster reefs, and we are working on deploying our fifth reef this summer.

The night will include music from the Grammy Award-winning Lost Bayou Ramblers and Da Truth Brass Band NOLA, oysters, food, drinks, a raffle and silent auction. 

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Tickets include: 

  • Fresh Louisiana oysters

  • Oyster cuisines from participating OSRP restaurants

  • Non-oyster cuisines

  • Local brews

  • Silent auction

  • Live entertainment by the Lost Bayou Ramblers and Da Truth Brass Band NOLA

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The Grammy Award-winning Lost Bayou Ramblers’ evolution as a perversely progressive band rooted in Cajun traditions continues to excite, challenge and redefine both genre expectations as well as cultural preconceptions. Founded in 1999 by brothers Andre and Louis Michot, LBR has in the past 5 years have been featured on Jack White’s American Epic, scored contributions to the Oscar-nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild, collected a Grammy Award for their latest album "Kalenda" and toured with both Arcade Fire and the Violent Femmes. Lost Bayou Ramblers stands at the crosscurrents of Louisiana culture by inhabiting the gray area between Cajun and Creole, convention and innovation, mystery and a revelation, experimenting and growing the show to what it's become today: an eclectic mix of modern sounds and rhythms with ancient Cajun melodies and lyrics.  World Café says “The Grammy-winning group plays a revved-up version of Cajun music, shot through with punk energy and psychedelic fuzz.”

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Da Truth Brass Band NOLA

A Love for music

 

The music of Da Truth Brass Band has made its home in concert halls all over the country. Hailing from New Orleans Louisiana Da Truth Brass Band was discovered at a young age and has spent years perfecting their technical sound and unique style while captivating the hearts of fans and audience members across the city. 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

The fourth annual Shell-A-Bration offers unique sponsorship opportunities. We take great pride in creating a exciting event, and we want you to be a part of it. Our sponsorship prospectus is HERE. Contact Marissa Wendte for more information, marissa.wendte@crcl.org or 504.439.3301

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