Artists such as Trent Reznor, Mike Gordon of Phish and Tedeschi Trucks Band will join Tipitina’s live broadcast this weekend. The “Save Tip’s” free live event aims to raise funds to help the iconic New Orleans venue survive the coronavirus pandemic. The event will be broadcast live on Tipitina’s website at 9pm Eastern Time on Saturday.
The three-hour event will feature the latest and old-fashioned performances from the vault, as well as an exclusive introduction to the backstage story of the venue. Reznor and Gordon are both people who write their own stories. The evening will also pay tribute to Dr. John, Alan Tucson and Ait Neville. Tedeschi Trucks Band is contributing a version of Dr. John̵
These artists participated in previously announced streaming performances by Galactic, Willie Nelson, Warpreaded Panic, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, which included Trombone Shorty, Revivalists, Big Freedia, Billy Strings, Tank & Bangas, Conservation Hall Jazz Band, Allen Toussaint and The Radiators Gregg Allman, Dumpstaphunk, Ivan Neville, Soul Rebels, Dinosaur Jr., Funky Meters, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Dr. John, Manu Chao, St. Paul and The Broken Bones and many other artists.
“At the end of 2018, our band made a huge leap in buying Tipitina’s,” said Robert Mercurio, the owner of Tipitina’s and a member of the Galaxy Band, in a statement. “This is not because we want to have a venue, but because we have the opportunity to save our favorite place. But now we can really use some help to continue to preserve this national treasure. Therefore, we decided to take the real New Orleans way Throw a party to celebrate this musical institution.”
As part of Tipitina’s fundraising activities, fans can also donate to “Save Tip’s” through the charity platform Fandiem to win the raffle experience and prizes. Prizes include the chance to win a full-fee paid three-day weekend in New Orleans, as well as the chance to get the VIP’s first comeback show at Tipitina’s; get the sound check of the New Orleans classification; virtual hang in the “backstage” room to watch the end of the show , Including the widely spread Dave School of Panic, Dave Shaw of Galactic and Revivalists, and other lottery prizes. Donations can also be made before the live broadcast.