Friday night, Tipitina’s hosted a star-studded battle of the bands with New Orleans facing off against Baltimore/Washington D.C. in a Treme vs. The Wire-themed concert. Representing the N.O. were Galactic and the Stooges Brass Band, with Lafayette Gilchrist & the New Volcanoes and go-go group Anwan Glover & the Backyard Band repping the Mid-Atlantic. The night was hosted by Wendell Pierce (Antoine Batiste/Bunk Moreland on the two shows) and Michael K. Williams (Omar on The Wire), while actors from both shows were in attendance and joined the bands at various times to dance on stage.
All photos were taken by Willow Haley.