HUKA Entertainment has signed on as the exclusive talent-buying agency at Freret Street PubliQ House on the heels of their sold-out February 8th Tab Benoit concert. The partnership will usher dozens of concerts to the stage of the 450-capacity live music venue and pub and includes 11 shows slated to go on sale this Friday, February 21st, 2014. New Orleans-based HUKA Entertainment, a boutique festival and concert production and promotion company with properties across North America, has identified Freret Street PubliQ House as an ideal location for presenting a diverse roster of nationally recognized musicians and comedians while paying homage to NOLA’s cultural heritage.
George Porter, Jr. & The Runnin’ Pardners, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress featuring special guest Carly Meyers and Tryptophunk are just a few of the New Orleans-centric events that HUKA Entertainment will be putting on sale this week. Also slated at the Freret Street PubliQ House is a late night concert series that will take place during Jazz Fest featuring Flow Tribe plus Naughty Professor,Marco Benevento, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, and more.
“Freret Street is important to the development of New Orleans,” says HUKA Entertainment co-founder and CEO A.J. Niland. “Working with PubliQ House, in the heart of the Freret corridor, allows us to bring the caliber of national talent we book on festivals to New Orleans, while strengthening PubliQ House’s reputation as an anchor for the neighborhood.”
“We’re excited about our new partnership with HUKA Entertainment,” adds Freret Street PubliQ House owner Rhett Briggs. “Our goal from inception was to create a venue for New Orleans that featured premium local and national artists in a unique environment. This partnership represents a significant opportunity to offer our local community a variety of top level talent, and is a solid step forward to further build on the success of our flagship year.”