The Music Box is a breathtaking feat of DIY engineering, a collaborative revelation that seamlessly weaves architecture, sculpture, musical composition, folk art and installation into a living, breathing, “sound-making member” of the neighborhood.

- ARTNET, Emily Nathan

As arts organizations go, New Orleans Airlift is one of a kind.

-Sculpture Magazine, Eric Bookhardt

High concept and nontraditional as it may be,(The Music Box) has found a place in the long history of New Orleans music. The Music Box's central idea — that music is something in which you can live — turns out to be the fundamental tenet of the city where it has thrived, and which it's inspired.

-NPR, Ann Powers

The Music Box is a not-to-miss event for lovers of adventuresome music, art or just gorgeous experiences. Bravo to all the brilliant builders, musicians and visionaries. The Music Box is many dreams come true.

-Times Picayune, Doug McCash

“This is the way New Orleans embraces creativity. Punks, thugs, motorbike guys” (and girlyboy majorettes,) “this event brings everyone together and we all co-exist.”

- Head of Security, Kenneth Talley for OkayPlayer at Airlift’s Rally Under the Bridge


Selected Press:

New York Times "A Symphony of Floorboards, Pipes and Stairs"

New York Times "You've Never Heard A Music Box Like This"

NPR. "In The Music Box, New Orleans Residents Hear Hope"

NPR "A Night Out In New Orleans' New Bohemia"

ArtNews "Prospect.3" "Top 10 Art Experiences of 2014"

WWNO, Community Impact

FORM Magazine "FORM Culture: In New Orleans, Integrating Music and Architecture"

Gambit "The Music Box Closes"


Nowness "Bounce Meets Vogue"

OkayPlayer "The Night NOLA Bounce & Vogue Danced Together"

OkayPlayer "Mannie Fresh x 1MSQFT Held A Rally Of NOLA Street Culture & It was Awesome"



The Guardian












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