On Friday, May 3rd, an all-star cast will come together for a late-night tribute to the music of New Orleans during this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Dubbed NOLA 50: Celebrating The Music Of New Orleans, the performance will honor the beloved music of New Orleans at the French Quarter club, One Eyed Jacks, and feature a slew of iconic New Orleans musicians, modern-day local heroes, several members of Dumpstaphunk, Lettuce, and more.
For half a century, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has consistently shined a spotlight on the Crescent City as one of the cultural capitals of the world. As Jazz Fest celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, Live For Live Music Presents: NOLA 50 will take the audience on a retrospective tour of the music and musicians that have helped build this legacy in the Big Easy.
GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement award winner and bass hero, George Porter Jr. of The Meters, will lead the charge alongside Dumpstaphunk keyboardist/vocalist Ivan Neville. They will be joined by Neville’s fellow Dumpstaphunk members, Ian Neville and Alvin Ford Jr. on guitar and drums respectively, as well as Lettuce’s Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff on guitar and Eric “Benny” Bloom on trumpet. Guitarist and vocalist Walter “Wolfman” Washington, recent recipient of OffBeat Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award, will also join the band for this special occasion, as will the versatile and enigmatic saxophonist and late night jazz fest favorite, Skerik. More special guests will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets to NOLA 50: Celebrating The Music Of New Orleans are on sale NOW at this link. For full event information, as well as the event poster by artist Kellin Townsend, see below.
Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2019
Show: Live For Live Music Presents: NOLA 50 – Celebrating The Music Of New Orleans
Artists: George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Ian Neville, Alvin Ford Jr., Eric “Benny” Bloom, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Skerik & More…
Venue: One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Tickets: $43 Advance / $48 Day Of Show
Time: Doors – 10:00 PM / Show – 11:00 PM