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About NOMC

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.


  • NOMC Water Challenge

    NOMC Water Challenge 
    As the summertime heats up, the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation urges you to STAY HYDRATED and join the NOMC 30 Day Water Challenge!


    Donate to get a special NOMC water bottle and punch card, calculate your daily water intake goal, and start drinking more water for your health!


    Visit our Water Challenge Webpage for more information on how to sign up and stay hydrated.  Also visit our Water Challenge Facebook Group for updates, lifestyle tips, and support!

  • NOMAF’s Brass Tacks Program

    NOMAF Brass Tacks Program


    Based on the vital need for financial stability among members of New Orleans’ world-renowned brass bands, the New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation has created the Brass Tacks program.

    Brass Tacks is a pilot program aimed at aiding those in need of “financial fitness” by providing individual consultation, mentorship and social services to ensure stability of the brass band culture.

    Visit the BRASS TACKS page on the New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation’s website to learn more.


  • Grief Counseling and Free Support Groups


    Coping with loss, especially sudden death, is never easy. Taking care of yourself and seeking support from others are the most important ways in which you can begin healing.

    Grief counseling and support groups can provide much needed guidance during difficult times. There are several FREE grief support groups available to anyone in the New Orleans area.

    Visit our Grief Counseling page for more information on local grief support groups.

  • Order Syndey Byrd Prints To Benefit NOMC

    Order this and other favorite Syndey Byrd Prints on our website.For a LIMITED TIME ONLY:

    The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation offers a selection of NOMC fundraiser prints from Syndey Byrd’s archives.

    For a $250 donation to the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, you can take part in this special opportunity to own one of Byrd’s iconic images. Proceeds will go towards Syndey Byrd’s medical expenses.

    Find out more information and order HERE.

  • Stream “Down On the Bayou VI: A Benefit for the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic” LIVE

    Down On The Bayou VI Poster



    Jazz Fest has begun in New Orleans! That means the annual Down On The Bayou benefit concert is just days away!

    Though this all star show is SOLD OUT Down on the Bayou VI will stream LIVE in its entirety on the web starting at 9 pm CDT on Thursday, April 30. Access the live stream HERE. ALL PROFITS WILL GO TO THE NEW ORLEANS MUSICIANS’ CLINIC.

    This is a way to support healthcare for New Orleans musicians AND join special guests Christine Ohlman, Dr. John Mac, JoJo Hermann of Widespread Panic, Col. Bruce Hampton, Papa Mali, Marcia Ball, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Duane Trucks, the New Orleans Suspects, the Bonerama Horns and so many more!!!

    For more information on streaming click HERE. To find out more about Down on The Bayou visit our Facebook page.


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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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  • So glad to read this moving profile of our friend Georgia of Drew's Tunes featured in this month's Redbook Magazine. Right on.

    Drew's Tunes

    Drew’s Tunes is honored to report that our angel’s story has now been told on a national level. Redbook
    Magazine did a story on our little foundation that could in the section of their magazine entitled, "We Learn From Her."

    Redbook has a circulation of over 2,200,000 readers and in our wildest dreams we never imagined being able to share our mission to such a broad audience in just over a year of operation. Losing Drew will always be an unspeakable tragedy, but I think he would be proud of the beautiful music we are working so hard to make in his name. Our hope is Drew’s legacy will increase awareness and research into SUDC as well as help Drew’s Tunes get more instruments in tiny hands. This article would not have happened without the fantastic writing of Jessica Press, the inspirational Emily Kate Spokes, our amazing board, dedicated volunteers and the thousands of supporters who have helped us celebrate the life of our special little boy.

    To learn more about or support Drew’s Tunes go to our website: www.drewstunes.org. You can also help our cause by participating in our next event which is a Bowl-a-Thon at Fulton Alley, New Orleans, on August 22! Please share this and help us get the word out!

    Thanks from two very proud parents.


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    Interesting insight into the life of touring musicians and their mental health based on a study conducted by Help Musicians UK


    Insomnia, anxiety, break-ups … musicians on the dark side of touring


    Long hours in vans and solitary hotel rooms. Screaming fans when you’re on stage, then back home to feed the cat. Musicians talk about the psychological dangers of life on tour

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