“We Partyin’!” Kermit Ruffins needs only two words to hype a New Orleans barroom for one of his weekly shows, and this, his personal slogan, sums up what this Big Easy ambassador is all about. Now, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers are a beloved institution – a must-see for every New Orleans visitor and a favorite of local critics and music lovers. As he’d helped spur the formation of new brass bands in his 20s, he’s since influenced the city’s musical direction in the 21st century. Dozens of young musicians and bands are essentially playing the same music Ruffins pioneered with his solo act. They sing into retro microphones, dress in dandy suits and perform the timeless tunes that defined a decades-past era.
$20 advance tickets, $25 at the door. Doors open at 8pm with full cash bar available. The concert is 21+ and will remain dockside.
- April 29, 2020
- Doors - 8pm
- Shows - 9pm
The Riverboat Louis Armstrong will be located at 1 Poydras Street - behind the Riverwalk where the Hilton Riverside and Outlet Collection meet the Mississippi River. While parking is not offered, there is valet parking available at the Hilton Riverside and a public parking lot at the Outlet Collection by Riverwalk on Convention Center Blvd.