A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR NEW ORLEANS ARTISTS
WHO: Musicians Wayne Kramer (MC5), Jolie Holland, John Langford (Waco Brothers, Mekons), Saul Williams, Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, Minus 5, R.E.M.), Laura Veirs, Vijay Iyer, Erin McKeown, Bonerama, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, Martín Perna (Antibalas, Ocote Soul Sounds) and Paul Sanchez.
WHAT: a special evening of music to benefit Sweet Home New Orleans — a coalition of non-profit organizations that helps find affordable housing and provides rental assistance for Katrina displaced musicians, Mardi Gras performers and other traditional New Orleans artists.
WHERE/WHEN: Friday, May 22; Tipitina’s Uptown (501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA); Doors 9 PM; show 10 PM.
Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.tipitinas.com and in person at the Tipitina’s box office. Admission is $12, with all proceeds benefiting Sweet Home New Orleans.
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