How It Works
This raffle benefits our very own Threadhead Cultural Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation supports our own annual grant cycle and the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic/New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Fund.
Prizes are donated to the raffle. You will receive an email confirmation and tax receipt for prize donations (ticket purchases, however, are not tax deductible). Prizes are delivered to, and held by, the Raffle Coordinator until the drawing. All donor forms need to be completed and submitted by March 31, 2023. All prizes will have to be sent to the Raffle Coordinator by April 4, 2023.
Instructions on where to send prizes will be in your confirmation email. Please check your inbox!
This site will be open for tickets on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. Once tickets are on sale, the raffle will be open until 12:00 am CT on Friday, April 21, 2023. Winners will be drawn and notified by email.
Our raffle prizes are divided into the following categories:
|Threads & Things:||Basically, things made of fabric – t-shirts, pillows, throws, hats, etc.|
|How Great Thou Art:||All things art – paintings, blown glass, etc.|
|Jam Central:||All things music – tickets to live shows, festivals, CDs, etc.|
|Eats & Drinks:||Food and beverage – restaurant gift certificates, wine, etc.|
|Peace, Love, & Bling:||Jewelry and accessories.|
|Power to the Poster:||All posters, all the time.|
|Road Trip:||Travel packages, hotel stays, maybe some music festivals also included.|
|Unique & Funky:||Anything that didn’t fit into other categories – books, collectibles, and other unique & funky stuff|
What you are purchasing on our website are “raffle tickets” or “chances” to win our prizes. You only purchase “tickets” (or chances) for the prizes you would like to win. You can purchase as many as you would like for any particular prize. (Another term for this might be “Chinese Raffle” or “Penny Social”). For instance, the items on our site are listed at the price per ticket. An item may show that a ticket (or chance) to win costs $3.50. If you purchase one of these, you will be entered into the drawing one time for that prize. If you purchase 5 of these, you will be entered 5 times; purchase 10 and you’ll be entered 10 times, etc. All sales are done online. No physical raffle tickets are distributed or sold. Ticket prices vary depending on the value of the prize:
|Ticket price||Prize value|
|$ 1.00||$1 – $19.99|
|$ 1.50||$20 – $24.99|
|$ 2.00||$25 – $34.99|
|$ 3.00||$35 – $49.99|
|$ 3.50||$50 – $74.99|
|$ 4.50||$75 – $100|
|$ 5.50||$101 – $250|
|$ 7.00||$251 – $399|
|$ 8.50||$400 – $500|
|$10.00||$501 and up|
Once ticket sales end, a winner will be drawn for each individual raffle prize through our automated drawing system.
Our system uses a time-seeded uniformly random algorithm to determine winning ticket numbers. The odds of winning each individual prize will be determined by the exact number of tickets purchased for the item and the number of lots available. In some cases, winners of multiple lots may elect to accept fewer items and the additional lots will be randomly assigned to other purchasers of tickets for the item(s) drawings.
Winners are notified via email immediately following the drawing and arrangements then made for delivery or pick-up of prizes. Because postage and shipping fees are deducted from the raffle proceeds, we do our best to deliver prizes locally to winners who will be in New Orleans during the week of Jazz Fest. If local delivery is impossible, we will happily arrange for shipment of prizes after Fest.
If you have any questions, please click here to contact the Raffle Coordinator.