A year after closing its doors, New Orleans’ music venue Tipitina’s will reopen this Friday (3/19) with two performances from Ivan Neville.
The venue announced on Monday that Neville, whose musical family roots stretch deep across the city’s rock n’ roll sound over the last 50 years, will host an early and late show on Friday beginning at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m respectively.
The limited number of tickets available for both shows sold-out very quickly following the afternoon announcement. Fans should check back over the next few days, however, for a possible webcast option via the venue’s recently-launched Tipitina’s TV platform.
Friday’s performances will mark the first shows welcoming fans back inside the indoor venue practically a year after COVID-19’s decimation of live events in North America. Venue owner/Galactic bassist Robert Mercurio admitted in an interview published over the summer that the venue might not survive the year without financial assistance or another source of income until live events return.
Billy Strings is scheduled to host virtual concerts from Tipitina’s later this month March 24th–25th, although there’s been no announcement of fans allowed able to attend.
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After a year of turmoil and uncertainty across the entire live music industry, we’re beyond excited to announce the Grand Reopening of Tipitina’s!
Join us this Friday, 3/19 for an intimate performance of Ivan Neville’s Piano Sessions LIVE and In Person from the Tipitina’s stage! pic.twitter.com/wn5GUYMDNv
— 𝐓𝐢𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐚’𝐬 🍌 (@Tipitinas) March 15, 2021