What do Gregg Allman, Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint, Widespread Panic, Ryan Bingham, Lucinda Williams, George Porter Jr., Cyrille Neville, ‘Zigaboo’ Modeliste, Jimmie Vaughn, Irma Thomas, Tab Benoit, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Chief Monk Boudreaux, the Dirty Dozen (Brass) Band, Bill Kreutzmann, Chuck Leavell, Shannon McNally, Sarah Morrow, Anders Osborne, and Don Was all have in common?
On May 3rd, they are all (ALL) going to be performing on the same night in the Saenger Theatre for a Dr. John tribute concert. These concerts by accretion are always a little risky. They can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience or just a chaotic mess. On this one, I’m going with the former. Don Was is the bandleader, so that should be a positive sign. Plus, it’s in the Saenger Theatre, which elevates almost everything that’s situated there.
So, what’s the downside? Well, this one’s gonna cost ya. The nosebleed seats start at $95 and the most expensive tickets on the floor are $550.
Tickets went on sale today at 10:00 A.M. In spite of the price, there’s probably going to be lots of competition from the Jazz Fest crowd that’s in town that weekend.