[Updated] The Best of the Beat takes place Friday night at Generations Hall, and we now have a final schedule for the night. We’ll have music on two stages, and bands will play 45 minute sets.
6 p.m. – Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses
7 p.m. – Glen David Andrews
9:45 p.m. – Lost Bayou Ramblers
10:45 p.m. – Big Freedia
7:15 p.m. – the Soul Rebels
8 p.m. – The Awards Ceremony
9:30 p.m. – GIVERS
10:30 p.m. – George Porter & His Runnin’ Pardners and Friends
Tickets are on sale now for $30, $35 the day of the show.
This year, WVUE’s Liz Reyes and Rob Masson will host the Awards Presentation with OffBeat Publisher Jan Ramsey, and the station will have a week of Best of the Beat-oriented programming. This morning on the Fox 8 Morning News, Masson interviewed Ramsey about the history of the Best of the Beat. Here’s the schedule for the rest of the week:
Tuesday: Heartbeat Award honoree Mary Howell
Wednesday: Lifetime Achievement in Music Education honoree John Rankin, who’ll also perform.
Thursday: Lifetime Achievement in Music Business honoree Scott Billington, with a performance by Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses
Friday: Lifetime Achievement in Music honoree George Porter, Jr., with a performance by the Soul Rebels.
All interviews and performances will take place in the 8 o’clock hour.
Updated January 24, 5:36 p.m.
GIVERS and Glen David Andrews have swapped slots. The text has been changed to reflect this.