Friday marked the beginning of Tipitina’s Free Fridays series, which runs from May 17 to August 30. The series began with one of the most storied families in New Orleans music, the Nevilles. Omari Neville and the Fuel opened the night and his father, Cyril, closed with his band Swamp Funk. This is the first of this series since members of Galactic acquired the venue.
Tipitina’s brings back their annual Free Fridays Concert Series this summer this Friday, May 17 thru August 30. The 10 p.m. kickoff show will feature Cyril Neville with Omari Neville & The Fuel.
Galactic band members inherit a culturally rich but financially risky enterprise in Tipitina’s, Keith Spera shows in a chronicle of the music club’s turbulent history for the New Orleans Advocate.
Tipitina’s, the legendary music club on Tchoupitoulas Street and Napoleon Avenue, was purchased on Friday by the five members of the local funk band Galactic, the New Orleans Advocate reports.
On Thursday, October 4, Galactic and The Soul Rebels will perform at Tipitina’s in a benefit show for victims of Hurricane Florence, a category four hurricane that hit North Carolina and the east coast in September. The storm caused upwards of $38 billion in damage according to the National Weather Service.
Basking in the national attention after winning the NPR Tiny Desk concert, New Orleans band Tank and the Bangas performed with another homegrown star, Big Freedia, at Tipitina’s on Saturday.
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.
Tipitina’s will host a family-friendly, free outdoor block party, as well as an indoor concert, this Monday, April 25 for their annual benefit and community festival event Instruments A Comin’. The outdoor block party will include performances by Donald Harrison, Jr. & The Tips Interns, The Roots of Music, Mary D. Coghill Charter School, and a battle of the marching bands featuring Edna Karr High School and Sophie B. Wright Charter School.
Tipitina’s Foundation announces their Sunday youth music workshops for October. The workshops will take place this Sunday, Oct. 4, and next Sunday, Oct. 11. These youth music workshops are free and open to parents and students of all ages, but recommended for middle school and high school students.
The 6th Annual Black and Gold Kickoff Party event serves to raise money for the Bo Dollis, Sr. Memorial Fund and will feature the following performers and special guests: The Wild Magnolias, The 79rs Gang, The Creole Hunters, Mystikal, Kermit Ruffins, “Big Sam” Williams, Mia X, and The Pinettess Brass Band. The event, scheduled for this Saturday, September 19, will also feature a silent auction.
Tipitina’s Foundation will be holding Sunday Youth Music Workshops this Sunday and next Sunday, August 2 and August 16, respectively. The workshops are free and open to music students of all ages and their parents.
Tipitina’s Foundation’s Instruments A Comin’ benefit concert and community festival uses its proceeds to purchase new musical instruments for New Orleans area school band programs. The outdoor event is free and open to the public early next week, and the indoor concert features several performing artists.
Tipitina’s will hold two free Sunday music workshops this December open to music students of all ages, starting this Sunday with a session led by Khris Royal.
Join Tipitina’s this Saturday, September 27, for the 3rd annual Rhythm & Blues 5K Run benefiting Tipitina’s Foundation.
The first 500 registrants get goody bags and T-shirts, and the first 500 finishers receive finisher medals. An outside festival on the neutral ground outside of Tipitina’s Uptown will follow the run. Enjoy food, drinks, and live entertainment, all sponsored by East Jefferson General Hospital, Fest Cola, and New Belgium Brewing. Costumes are encouraged and prizes for “Best Individual Musical Costume” and “Best Musical Group Ensemble” will be announced at the post-race party.