Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival presents the Funky Meters featuring Art Neville, George Porter, Allen Toussaint & more

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 12:00pm

Lafayette Square

602 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Upcoming Shows

St. Charles Ave. Stage:
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.             Mike "Soul Man" Baptiste
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.     Little Freddie King
4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.     Kenny Neal
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.          "Ride Your Pony Down to New Orleans - Home of the Blues" starring
                                        The Funky Meters (Art Neville, George Porter, Brian Stoltz and Terrence Houston)
                                         plus special guests Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas

Camp Street Stage:
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.          Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s
1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.         Mason Ruffner
3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.    Lurrie Bell
5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.         Swamp Dogg

New Orleans is - as Art Neville famously sang in The Meters' classic version of the Lee Dorsey song Ride Your Pony - the Home of the Blues. So for the 10th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival we've put together a very special treat. New Orleans groove masters The Funky Meters will team up with Ride Your Pony's composer, the legendary Allen Toussaint, and the Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas.

And that's not all - not by a long shot. Our two stages will feature a constellation of blues and R&B luminaries, including: Ruthie Foster, Marcia Ball, Jarekus Singleton, Denise LaSalle, Kenny Neal, Swamp Dogg, Lurrie Bell, Mason Ruffner, Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child,” Son Little and a reunion of Excello Records artists with Lazy Lester, Carol Fran and Classie Ballou.

This free event takes place Oct. 16-18, 2015, in New Orleans’ Lafayette Square Park. It’s produced and presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

 

 

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