TONIGHT: Grateful Dead Tribute w/ IKO All-Stars @ Tipitina’s (FREE!)

IKO All-Stars celebrate 's Life @ Tip's

Napoleon/Tchoup is still the heart of town

As many of you already know, this week is Jerry Week. The icon’s birthday is August 1st and he passed on August 9th, 1995, forming an 8-day yearly window for fans, radio stations and local venues to commemorate the life of the influential guitarist in grand fashion. For what will surely turn out to be one of the best FREE shows imaginable, tonight a talented super group of local musicians will band together to celebrate the memory of Jerry Garcia and the legacy of his historic band, the Grateful Dead. As part of Tipitina’s summer Free Fridays Series, the IKO All-Stars featuring , Reggie Scanlan (), CR Gruver, Sam Hotchkiss (Juice), Mike “Fou” Fouquier (Gravity A) and special guests New Orleans musicians celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead. All you need to get in is an ID proving your 18 and a tie-dye for good measure.

Not enough people give credit to Jerry for his soulful vocal delivery, if you are in this camp, check out this rendition of “What A Wonderful World” and perhaps your mind (and life) will be changed.

Jerry Garcia Band – What A Wonderful World

Fare Thee Well

August 5, 2011 |  by  |  Concert Calendar, News
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Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
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