Widespread Panic, Gregg Allman, Mavis Staples, Bill Kreutzmann and Many More to Honor Dr. John During Jazz Fest
Photo by Dino Perrucci
A stellar lineup of musicians will team up for a special tribute to Dr. John at the newly-renovated Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on May 3. Widespread Panic, Gregg Allman, Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint, Lucinda Williams, George Porter Jr., Bill Kreutzmann, Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Cyril Neville, Zigaboo Modeliste, Anders Osborne and more will perform at the event, which is set to take place after the day’s Jazz Fest shows wrap up.
Don Was will serve as musical director and will lead the all-star group of musicians, which also includes Shannon McNally, Chuck Leavell, Chief Monk Boudreaux, Jimmie Vaughn, Sarah Morrow, Tab Benoit and Ryan Bingham, with more artists to be added. Dr. John himself will also be taking the stage throughout the evening. It will be the New Orleans legend’s only Jazz Fest performance.
The event—dubbed “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: a Celebration of Mac & His Music”—will be filmed and recorded for future distribution. The show is being executive produced by Keith Wortman, who also produced the Love For Levon concert, as well as the recent All My Friends tribute to Gregg Allman.
“Dr. John transcends genres with a truly distinctive sound that embodies the rich musical heritage of New Orleans and has tremendously influenced the course of music history,” said Don Was. “It’s an honor to be producing this extraordinary concert event honoring the legendary Dr. John. It is even more special to be doing it with this lineup of artists in the city that has been such an integral part of his life and music,” continued Keith Wortman.
Tickets for the show will go on sale this Monday, March 10 at 10am CT via Ticketmaster and the Saenger Theatre box office.
The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: a Celebration of Mac & His Music
George Porter Jr.,
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Chief Monk Boudreaux,
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
and Dr. John