Preview Magnolia Ball’s Music Lineup! Featuring performances by DJ Jess, People Museum Band, DJ Heelturn and more!

Ogden Museum of Southern Art is thrilled for Magnolia Ball on Saturday, June 11, a fun evening of art, music and festive celebration. This popular summer social event is fast approaching and we have some musical treats lined up for you! ⁣Here is a sneak peek of this year’s musical guests:

DJ Jess

DJ Jess aka Vibe Dealer, has been keeping dance floors active in New Orleans for the last 5 years one “vibey” song after the next. She’s graced stages during Essence Festival for Essence in the park and she’s even done live shows with the legendary DJ Mannie Fresh! You can catch her every weekend at some of the most popular spots in the city where she holds residencies at like The Dragon’s Den, Beaucoup Eats Restaurant and Culture Park whenever you want to experience the vibes for yourself.

People Museum Band /// Photo Courtesy of Bryce Ell Photography

People Museum Band is a pop-art, electronic band started by Jeremy Phipps and Claire Givens in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans in 2016. Inspired by afro-beat, hip-hop, choral and marching band music, People Museum has formed a sound that could only come from the eclectic corners of Louisiana. Created with the intention of bringing nature to the future, People Museum combines the historic sounds of the city’s past with the synthesizer heavy, progressive underground of New Orleans. They perform live as a four-piece with drummer and co-producer, Mopodna, as well as with bassist Charles Lumar ll, a member of Solange’s incredible live backing band. The genre-bending band has shared the stage with Big Freedia, Maggie Koerner and Hurray for the Riff Raff. They just released their newest EP “I Could Only See Night” on April 9th, 2021 with Community Records and Strange Daisy.

DJ Heelturn /// Photo Courtesy of Bryce Ell Photography

DJ Heelturn has a love of community and an eclectic taste in music. New Orleans native Heelturn started out honing his DJing skills on WTUL New Orleans 91.5 FM with a show he likes to call “Accepted Eclectic ”. From there he has bounced all over the city bringing his unique mix of electronic, soul, disco, hip-hop, r&b, bounce, baile funk & house to a wide variety of audiences. His unique mixture of genres has seen him performing such diverse gigs as opening up for Washed Out, guest DJ-ing for the party Set De Flo at the legendary Hi-Ho Lounge (spotlighted by Boiler Room and Resident Advisor), DJing shows with legendary bounce artist Katey Red and becoming a resident DJ of the Ace Hotel New Orleans. His love of the local music scene has led to him contributing writing to the New Orleans independent paper ANTIGRAVITY MAGAZINE and co-booking to the POC focused punk music festival known as Deep Cuts.

Come support Ogden Museum’s educational mission and celebrate the exhibition, Luis Cruz Azaceta: What a Wonderful WorldThe evening will feature art, live music, DJs, entertainers, an online silent auction, food from your favorite local restaurants, cocktails and more!