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Onlookers watch as the St. Augustine Marching 100 assembles and begins to perform on Napoleon Avenue in 2013. (Robert Morris,

Tipitina’s will hold their annual “Instruments A Comin'” fundraiser and outdoor festival tonight (Monday, May 1) with an outdoor battle of the marching bands and an indoor benefit concert to help provide musical instruments to New Orleans public schools.

The outdoor festival with marching bands from St. Augustine, Edna Karr, Lake Area High and Sci Academy will begin at 6 p.m. outside Tipitina’s at 501 Napoleon Avenue. At 8 p.m., the event moves indoors with performances by Galactic, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and many more artists.

For more information, see the announcement below:

Instruments A Comin’ is here!

Come celebrate with us at 501 Napoleon Ave.

This uniquely New Orleans festivity begins at 6:00 PM with an outdoor festival, silent auction, marching band battles between St. Aug, Edna Karr, Lake Area High, and Sci Academy, and will be rounded out with a performance by the Tipitina’s Interns.

An indoor concert at Tipitina’s follows at 8:00 PM with all proceeds used to support New Orleans public school band programs. This year will feature performances by Galactic, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, The New Orleans Suspects, Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers, Cha Wa, The Nth Power, and more.

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