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NOLA.COM — James Taylor to donate portion of New Orleans concert proceeds to Second Harvest Food Bank

By Keith Spera

James Taylor and Jackson Browne plan to donate a portion of the proceeds from their New Orleans concert this weekend to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana.

Second Harvest, which helps feed south Louisiana residents in need year-round, has been heavily involved in distributing food and other supplies to those affected by Hurricane Ida.

“This is such a generous gift of love, and means even more with music being such an integral part of the soul of South Louisiana,” Second Harvest President and CEO Natalie Jayroe said in a statement. “We are honored that these two world-renowned artists and their fans are transforming the joy of a live performance into something even larger for our community.”

After a six week break, Taylor and Browne, his “special guest,” open the second leg of their 2021 tour Saturday at the Smoothie King Center.

The show was initially scheduled for May 15, 2020. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed first to May 14, 2021, then again to this Saturday.

The Smoothie King Center will be set up in a reduced-capacity configuration. Tickets are still available via Ticketmaster and start at $59 plus service charges.