"NOLA: Pay It Forward" lineup set

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Vocalist Sasha Masakowski is among the New Orleans artists volunteering to perform at the NOLA: Pay It Forward concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.
  • Vocalist Sasha Masakowski is among the New Orleans artists volunteering to perform at the "NOLA: Pay It Forward" concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The lineup for "NOLA: Pay It Forward" is just about finalized, and the city-organized concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy will be held at the Mahalia Jackson Theater Nov. 20. Tickets are $50.

Scheduled performers include Dumpstaphunk, Kermit Ruffins, Irvin Mayfield, Big Sam's Funky Nation, George Porter Jr., Amanda Shaw, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr., Stephanie Jordan, Terence Higgins, Dirty Dozen Horns, Mia Borders, Corey Henry, James Andrews, Stooges Brass Band. Khris Royal, Sasha Masakowski and Dancing Man 504.

Below the jump: Good news about those Ticketmaster fees we told you about last week, and how you can get tickets ...

When the concert was announced, we discovered Ticketmaster was adding on a $12-per-ticket fee — 23 percent of the price — for a charity event.

The ticket agency never responded to our request for comment, but clearly Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration has more stroke than we do when it comes to giant conglomerate ticket brokers. Spokesperson Siona LaFrance said the new fee is $5.40 plus a $1.35 credit card surcharge — and Ticketmaster will donate $3.90 per ticket to Sandy relief.

Monies raised from the concert will go to the NOLA Pay it Forward Fund at the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF). It will be used to support non-profit organizations assisting in hurricane relief and recovery efforts.

To purchase tickets, go to the Ticketmaster website, call 1-800-653-8000 or visit the Mahalia box office weekdays.

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