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Tipitina's Foundation Rhythm & Blues Run 5K
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Tipitina's Uptown, 501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA
Benfiting the Tipitina's Foundation
Sponsored by East Jefferson General Hospital and Fest Cola
Goody bags and T-shirts to the first 500 registrants. Finisher medals to the first 500 finishers. Outside festival with food, drinks, and live entertainment to follow run on neutral ground outside of Tipitina's venue.
Costumes are encouraged and prizes for "Best Individual Musical Costume" and "Best Musical Group Ensemble" will be announced at the post-race party.
The Tipitina's Foundation Rhythm & Blues Run is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike.
Free Fridays All Summer Long at Tipitina's
Tipitina's summertime concert series, FOUNDATION FREE FRIDAYS, kicks off June 6th and runs straight into Autumn. Highlights include:
6/6 John "Papa" Gros All-Stars + Mississippi Rail Co.
6/13 Brass Band Blowout! Feat. New Breed Brass Band, The Original Pinettes Brass Band and The Treme Brass Band
6/20 Good Enough for Good Times
6/27 Papa Mali & Friends + Gravy
7/4 New Orleans Suspects + Marc Stone Band
7/11 Earphunk + Cardinal Sons
7/18 Stooges Brass Band
7/25 Eddie Roberts & Friends Feat. Nigel Hall, Ron Johnson, Eric Bloom & Jermal Watson + Khris Royal & Dark Matter
8/1 Iko All-Stars performing music of the Grateful Dead
8/8 Raw Oyster Cult + Darcy Malone & the Tangle
8/15 Honey Island Swamp Band
8/22 Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes + Naughty Professor
8/29 Gravity A Feat. Cliff Hines (Tribute to the Talking Heads)
9/5 Flow Tribe
All shows are free of charge, no advance tickets, first-come-first-admitted, ages 21+ with ID only.
Merch Supports Tipitina's Foundation
History in the Music
Tipitina's began as a neighborhood juke joint, established in 1977, by a group of young music fans (The Fabulous Fo'teen) to provide a place for Professor Longhair to perform in his final years. The venue, named for one of Longhair's most enigmatic recordings "Tipitina," has survived in an ever-changing musical climate. In the past three decades, Tipitina's has grown from a small, neighborhood bar into an international music icon. The venue has expanded into a two-story music venue located at the famed corner of Napoleon and Tchoupitoulas.
All profits from the venue are donated to the Tipitina’s Foundation to support childhood music education, the professional development of adult musicians, and the increased profile and viability of Louisiana music as a cultural, educational, and economic resource.