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Foundation of Funk Brings in the New Decade With New Year’s Eve House of Blues Show

The House of Blues hosts Foundation of Funk on New Year’s Eve. Get your tickets to the show here.

There are lots of options for New Year’s eve in New Orleans. For the classic New Orleans souls, the House of Blues Foundation of Funk event is the place to be. Get ready to shake and boogie your way into the next decade with this show packed full of funky musicians.

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The Foundation of Funk project was conceived by legendary Meter’s vocalist and drummer, Zigaboo Modeliste. In 2015 Zig recruited fellow Meters bass player and anchor of The Meters’ rhythm section George Porter Jr to join him. The pair have been touring since the group’s creation, and are regular contributors to JazzFest. 

George Porter Jr and Zigaboo Modeliste

Foundation of Funk shows draws from a unique collaborative format, with each set featuring a different cast of special guests along Zig and George. The group pays homage to the iconic discography of the NOLA funk band the Meters.

For their New Year’s Eve show, George and Zig are calling on jazz keyboard player John Medeski of Medeski Martin, and Wood & Word, and guitar player Eric Krasno of Soulive, formerly of Lettuce. 


This event is perfect for anyone looking to bring in the new year with some bonafide New Orleans funk and jazz. Fellow NOLA native and Galactic collaborator Erica Falls kicks the night off with a full band. 

And as always with New Year’s those who are looking to party the night away can enjoy an open bar package after purchasing their ticket.  

The show is on New Year’s Eve at the House of Blues. The doors are at 9 pm and the show is at 10 pm. Something to keep in mind while buying tickets to this one: Attendees can receive VIP seating and pass the line tickets when they purchase 2 or more tickets! So why wait? Get your tickets to the Foundations of Funk NYE show here.


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