"I'm not going to turn my back on the city now."

Veteran Big Easy promoter Don Fox, president of Beaver Productions, says he will again promote concerts in New Orleans, although he predicts it could be many months away.

"I've promoted concerts in New Orleans for 36 years and I'm not going to turn my back on the city now," Fox tells Billboard.biz, adding that his offices were destroyed in the flooding following Hurricane Katrina. Fox was in Beaver's Memphis office during the storm and it's aftermath, and his partner Barry Leff rode the storm out in Beaver's Houston office.

In the meantime, Fox says Beaver will be more active than ever in the Baton Rouge, La., market until New Orleans is back on its feet. He says Beaver will also be more active in both Houston and Memphis.