Apr 262014
 
A member of the St. Augustine Marching 100 plays in the Battle of the Bands for the Instruments A-Comin' benefit at Tipitina's in April 2012. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

A member of the St. Augustine Marching 100 plays in the Battle of the Bands for the Instruments A-Comin’ benefit at Tipitina’s in April 2012. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

The instruments are a comin’ to New Orleans school programs from the Tipitina’s Foundation benefit concert — in between two Jazz fest weekends — where attendees can enjoy food, an outdoor battle of the best local bands and a silent auction (Monday, April 28).

For more about this event, read the following from the Tipitina’s Foundation:

On Monday, April 28, Tipitina’s Foundation will host the thirteenth annual “Instruments A Commin’” benefit concert and silent auction. This all-star event, held the Monday between Jazz Fest weekends, showcases the best of New Orleans’ music, food, and art. Outdoor events begin at 6 p.m. and include the silent auction, Walk of Fame and Wall of Fame induction ceremony, food, and drink, and a battle of the bands between “Instruments A Commin’” recipient schools.

The doors to the benefit concert open at 8 p.m. This year’s benefit concert lineup includes: Galactic, Anders Osborne, Dumpstaphunk, Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas, New Orleans Suspects, Bonerama, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Susan Cowsill, Honey Island Swamp Band, Flow Tribe, & Naughty Professor. The Walk of Fame inductee is renowned New Orleans trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard.

Every dollar raised at Instruments A Comin’ goes to purchasing high-quality musical instruments for New Orleans area school and after school music programs. Instruments A Comin’ is an annual musical instrument fundraiser that has provided 2.7 million dollars worth of musical instruments to more than 80 Louisiana schools. Instruments A Comin’ supporters include New Orleans Music Exchange, Jupiter Musical Instruments, Rebirth Instrument Repair, and Lafargue Pianos. High School marching bands to be gifted in 2014 will be announced after the event.

Purchase your tickets at www.Tipitinas.com or call the Tipitina’s box office

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