Papa Grows Funk Announces Summer Tour Dates


Papa Grows Funk recently released their new album Needle In The Groove on Funky Krewe Records and for the 12th consecutive year, the group of all-star musicians performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. You can view an official performance video of "Make It Right Now" below.

Papa Grows Funk teamed up with the legendary Allen Toussaint and fellow 'who dat' Tom Drummond of Better Than Ezra to create "Mardi Gras in a bottle" with Needle In The Groove. The album is receiving a warm welcome at radio, currently #28 on the RMR Jazz Report and climbing up the FMQB TripleA albums charts.

Rooted in improvisation and led by Hammond B3 keyboardist and lead vocalist, John Gros, Papa Grows Funk has built its enthusiastic vibe on a long-standing musical tradition that dates back to the hot jazz of the legends, Fats Domino and Louis Armstrong. Like Dr. John and the Neville Brothers, Papa Grows Funk keeps that New Orleans lineage alive while always funkifying towards the future.

PGF hit Florida at the end of May and will be on the road through the summer with more dates to be added. A full list of tour dates can be found below.


  • May 18 – New Orleans, LA – Bayou Boogaloo Festival
  • May 25 – Boca Raton, FL – Funky Biscuit
  • May 26 – Miami, FL – The Stage
  • June 1 – Covington, LA – Columbia St. Tap Room
  • June 2 – Bay St. Louis, MS – BridgeFest Time
  • June 10 – Ocean Springs, MS – Treme Fest
  • June 15 – Houston, TX – Continental Club
  • June 21 – Baltimore, MD – 8x10 Club
  • June 22 – Norfolk, VA – Bayou Boogaloo Festival
  • July 14 – Chicago, IL – Martyr's Live
  • July 20 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton
  • July 21 – Toronto, ONT – Toronto Jazz Fest
  • July 22 – Annapolis, MD – Ramshead Live
  • July 27 – Asheville, NC – Bele Chere Festival
  • July 28 – Tidewater, OR – Blacksheep Festival
  • August 3 – Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar
  • August 4 – Chattanooga, TN – Riverfront Nights
  • August 17 – Chenango, NY – Chenango Blues Fest
  • August 25 – Blain, PA – Kind Roots III Festival
  • Sept 14 – New Orleans, LA – Aquarium of Americas
  • Sept 27 – Baton Rouge, LA – PreSonus Seminar
  • Sept 28 – Baton Rouge, LA – PreSonus Seminar
  • Sept 28 – Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea's Cafe

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    [Published on: 5/16/12]

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