Last year, a new Jazz Fest late-night concept was born with members of Turkuaz and The Motet called Fu*k 2016. The show, which was a celebration of Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, and several other artists who passed away in 2016, was a huge success, with a raucous crowd grooving deep into the night to a mix of familiar radio hits and cleverly-selected rarities. Now, with another year gone and many more incredible artists lost, Turkuaz’s Craig Brodhead, Michelangelo Carubba, & Shira Elias and The Motet’s Joey Porter, Garrett Sayers, and Lyle Divinsky will come together with special guests Cris Jacobs, DJ Williams from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Nate Werth of Snarky Puppy, and The Turkuaz Horns, to pay their respects to those we lost in 2017 as Fu*k 2017. The show will take place at One Eyed Jacks on Wednesday, May 2nd.
2017 was a particularly brutal year, as several iconic artists were taken from us, including Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks of The Allman Brothers Band, Tom Petty, Walter Becker of Steely Dan, and Chuck Berry, to name a few. While we mourn all of their losses deeply, this tribute set should provide the perfect opportunity for Jazz Fest revelers to celebrate the lives and music of these incredible musicians.
Craig Brodhead, the guitarist for Turkuaz and mastermind behind the Fu*k project, is excited to get together with his musical brothers and sisters to play this diverse set of music. “What started as simply an excuse to play with some of my absolute favorite musicians turned into a very meaningful celebration of our most revered artists and their bodies of work,” Brodhead explains. “I’m extremely excited to continue the tradition again this year.”
Standard tickets for this show are on-sale Friday, March 9th at 1:00 PM EST, but there’s a limited allotment of discounted Early-Bird tickets on-sale NOW at this link. See below for full details on this show, as well as poster art by Accepted Perspective – Poster Art By Jimmy Rector. As a bonus, check out this video of last year’s Fu*k 2016 tribute, courtesy of John Peckham – ConcertCasters.
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Date: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 (technically early AM May 3rd)
Time: Doors – 1:30 am // Show – 2:00 am
Artist: Live For Live Music & Purple Hat Productions Present: Fu*k 2017 feat. Members of Turkuaz & The Motet w/ Special Guests Cris Jacobs, DJ Williams, Nate Werth, The Turkuaz Horns & More TBA
Venue: One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Tickets: Pre-Sale – $20 // Advance – $25 // Day Of Show – $30 — BUY TICKETS