Allen Toussaint, French Quarter Fest 2015, Photo by Stephen Maloney,

Allen Toussaint tribute show to support the homeless this weekend

“NOAAHH is the most important thing since sliced bread,”  said founder Allen Toussaint. The late musician was speaking about New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness, an organization he co-founded in 1985.

More than three years after his death, his philanthropic legacy lives on through his beloved foundation, who this weekend will put on an all-star tribute to Toussaint to raise money for NOAAHH.

Jon Cleary, Ivan Neville, David Torkanowsky, George Porter Jr., Tony Hall and Raymond Weber will perform on Saturday, January 12. It’s in acknowledgment not only of Toussaint’s devotion to supporting the homeless community of New Orleans, but also his January 14 birthday.

Proceeds from the concert support grants that NOAAHH distributes to philanthropic and nonprofit agencies and charities that address hunger and homelessness in the Greater New Orleans region. Tickets are $50 and are available here. The performance takes place at the New Orleans Jazz Museum and begins at 8 p.m.