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Since 1998, the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic (NOMC) has been dedicated to keeping New Orleans' performers alive in body, mind, and spirit by providing comprehensive health care and mental health/social services. As the "medical home" for more than 2,500 local musicians and tradition bearers, the NOMC's Culture of Caring Model provides cost-efficient access to high quality healthcare and wellness programs for our patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

The New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) evolved from NOMC following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to expand its mission and promise to keep New Orleans music alive by sustaining New Orleans' traditional music cultures through our Gig Fund and our Emergency Fund.


  • NOMAF Big Chief Bo Dollis Memorial Fund

    Big Chief Theodore Emile ‘Bo’ Dollis 1944- 2015

    The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation family mourns the recent loss of Big Chief Bo Dollis of the Wild Magnolias.

    Please visit our NOMAF Big Chief Bo Dollis Memorial Fund page for more information on the life of Big Chief Bo and the donor advised fund created in his name for the benefit of the masking Mardi Gras Indian community.

  • Healthy Eating Tips and Resources Featured on ‘From the NOMAF Kitchen’

    From the NOMAF Kitchen


    Looking for healthy eating tips, food resources, and recipes?

    Get some advice From the NOMAF Kitchen ! Look to our Find Fresh Produce page for directions on where to buy fresh, local foods!

    The New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) team has compiled a list of delicious, healthy recipes to help patients and supporters alike maintain a healthy diet. We have also compiled a handy list of food resources (local grocery delivery services, farmers markets and grocery stores) for all of your produce needs.

    We’ll be updating with more recipes and tips From the NOMAF Kitchen in the coming months.

    Share your healthy eating tips and recipes with us on Instagram! Tag us or use the hashtag #NOMCHealthyEating !

  • Are photographs getting in the way of your memories?

    Look out shutterbugs! A recent study finds that we experience less by recording more.

    Dr. Linda Henkel’s research, published in Psychological Science, suggests there is what she calls a “photo-taking impairment effect” on memory. NOMC Health Blogger Sagie Henig weighs in:

    Read more



    The NOMC is a charity partner for the 2015 Crescent City Classic 10K.  Sign up to be a charity runner,race day volunteer, or volunteer for a shift at the expo.

    Can’t make it?  Support a runner or come to our team happy hour at Dat Dog Magazine Tuesday March 31 from 6-9.

    All funds raised go to the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic.

    For more information, email office@nomaf.org or call 504-415-3514.

  • New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation Seeks to Reduce Foot Pain in School Marching Bands

    KIPP Central City Academy’s Marching Tigers


    NOMC & AF Present Parading Feet Initiative during the 2015 Carnival Season

    Its pilot program, Parading Feet, connects band leaders, parents and students to foot care resources. “The goal is to help marching band students focus on their music instead of uncomfortable feet,” says volunteer program manager, Dr. Marc Lindy of Vancouver, Canada, a podiatrist, tuba player and leader of the Homegoing Brass Band.

    “It’s bad – every year we march, we have great, talented students drop out from a parade because her/his feet were killing. With Parading Feet, you will see our students marching and smiling each parade, no excuses,” says Mr. Joshua Speight, band director for KIPP’s new music program, which is the pilot school for NOMC&AF’s initiative.

    KIPP’s Central City Academy’s Tiger marching band received a generous donation of anti-blister socks from Wrightsock (North Carolina) and Formthotic insoles from Foot Science International (New Zealand) for each band member just in time to high-step into parade season.

    See a special thank you video from the KIPP Marching Band leaders and students here!  Hear the story on Inside the Arts with Diane Mack


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    A NOMC benefit album featuring Dr John, Funky Meters, BB King, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint and more! Find out more

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  • We are looking for volunteers for the later shift next Tuesday, April 28. Can you help us out between the hours of 9-11?

    Volunteer for an evening party benefitting the NOMC - Tuesday April 28


    Friends of the NOMC are putting on a yearly benefit, Tuesday April 28 from 7-11pm in Mid City and we need a few volunteers!

    Apr 20th 3:01pm • No Comments

    FiyaFest 2015 - May 1st - get your tickets now! This amazing Charity Festival is benefitting Roots of Music and us (NOMC)…...

    Fiya Fest 2015

    Fiya Fest 2015

    12pm - 8pm
    Fiyawerx Productions is Extremely excited to Anounce Fiya Fest 2015!!
    Head to Mardi Gras World on May 1st to catch some of the top musical performers, upholding the true NOLA traditions, not to mention a delicious crawfish boil. Plus, it's for a great cause.

    Fiya Fest is held to benefit The Roots of Music program and New Orleans Musicians' Clinic (NOMC). The Roots of Music is an outstanding organization that helps to preserve and promote the local NOLA music culture through youth music education and support, serving low-income communities and providing free opportunities for the children of New Orleans. The NOMC is a new addition to the fest's charity donations, and the group offers affordable health care options for the musicians of New Orleans. Two incredibly worthy causes.

    The festival is also being supported by WWOZ radio station, the local station which best represents the community spirit of New Orleans music. The lineup initially premiered live on the air during their annual spring membership drive earlier today.

    As for the music, well, the lineup certainly speaks for itself. Look at all of these great collaborations:

    Diesel Fiya - Karl Denson, Lee Fields, Tony Hall, Doug Wimbish, Russell Batiste, Robert Walter, Big Sam, Farnell Newton

    New Orleans Social Club - George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, Ivan Neville, Henry Butler, Raymond Weber

    Dragon Smoke - Ivan Neville, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio, Eric Lindell

    Big Chief Bo Dollis Tribute - Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Chief Bo Dollis Jr., Cyril Neville, Alfred "Uganda" Roberts, June Victory, June Yamagishi, Terence Higgins, Nick Daniels III, Billy Iuso

    Revivalists Jam - The Revivalists with Pete Murano, Khris Royal and Carly Meyers

    Ronnie - Roosevelt Collier, Oteil Burbridge, Nikki Glaspie, Nigel Hall, Ian Neville, Eric Bolivar

    Mack Ten - Johnny Vidacovich, Skerik, Mike Dillon, Papa Mali, Wil Blades, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Arleigh Kincheloe, Andrew Block, Eric Vogel

    Not to mention performances from Monophonics, Kung Fu, Orgone, The Heard, DJ Logic, DJ Otto, Borahm Lee, Eric McFadden, Nick Cassarino, Nate Edgar, Weedie Braimah, Alvin Ford Jr., Terrence Houston, Jermal Watson, Will Bernard. All that... and a headliner is still TBA!

    Apr 20th 6:34am • No Comments

    Please join us tonight for The BOUDIN preview performance!! Thursday, April 16 is a community partner benefit night! $5 per ticket sold will go to support New Orleans Musicians Clinic.
    Preview tickets are just $25 in advance or at the door.
    Doors open at 7, performance at 8 p.m. Join us for a pre-show feast of interactive visual art, soul-saving stories, food and music. Cash bar!
    Performances are at Ashé Power House Theater, 1731 Baronne Street.
    Thank you Southern Rep Theatre and WWOZ 90.7 FM New Orleans for putting together this amazing project!

    BOUDIN: The New Orleans Music Project


    HOW HAS NEW ORLEANS MUSIC SAVED YOUR SOUL? We asked New Orleanians from all over the city this question. Then we mixed together their stories and added music and visual art to create BOUDIN: The New...

    Apr 16th 3:58pm • No Comments