New Orleans has dealt with some serious blows this year. From the loss of Leah Chase to the legend of funk himself Dr. John. The city has endured tragic deaths by celebrating and honoring our late legends and this week proves no different.
Dr. John’s birthday is this Wednesday, November 20, and to celebrate there will be a second line parade with James Andrews & The Crescent City All-Stars. The Second line begins at Congo Square at 6 pm sharp. The parade will honor the life of Dr. John on the best day possible, his birthday.
Continuing on from this week’s second line, Tipitina’s is planning a Dr. John tribute next week on Wednesday, November 27. The doors are for 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm.
George Porter Jr has assembled an all-star cast for this amazing tribute. Ivan Neville, Jon Cleary, Deacon John, Walter Washington, Anders Osborne, James Andrews, Tom Mcdermott and tons more are planning to honor the late Dr. John. Proceeds from the event will go to the New Orleans musicians clinic.