An all-star cast will come together for NOLA 50: Celebrating The Music Of New Orleans. The performance will honor the beloved music of New Orleans and will feature a slew of iconic New Orleans musicians, modern-day local heroes, several members of Dumpstaphunk, Lettuce, and more.
GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement award winner and bass hero, George Porter Jr. of The Meters, will lead the charge alongside Dumpstaphunk keyboardist/vocalist Ivan Neville. They will be joined by Neville’s fellow Dumpstaphunk members, Ian Neville and Alvin Ford Jr. on guitar and drums respectively, as well as Lettuce’s Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff on guitar and Eric “Benny” Bloom on trumpet. Guitarist and vocalist Walter “Wolfman” Washington, recent recipient of OffBeat Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award, will also join the band for this special occasion, as will the versatile and enigmatic saxophonist and late night jazz fest favorite, Skerik. Jon Cleary & George Gekas (of Revivalists) have been added as special guests. Boukou Groove will open the show.