John "Papa" Gros will perform a tribute to Dr. John on December 27. Photo by Kim Welsh

John Papa Gros to play Dr. John tribute concert

On Thursday, December 27, John “Papa” Gros will pay tribute to one of his musical heroes, Dr. John.

“Papa Plays the Night Tripper: A Tribute to Dr. John” is a one-night only concert which will celebrate Dr. John’s most memorable works.  Gris Gris, Gumbo, Right Place, Wrong Time, Desitively Bonnaroo and other records will be showcased. But Papa Gros won’t be alone in paying homage to one of New Orleans’ most iconic musicians (and six-time GRAMMY winner).

Galactic’s Erica Falls, Bonerama’s Bert Cotton, The Iguanas’ Rene Coman, Anders Osborne’s Eric Bolivar, Sturgill Simpson’s Brad Walker and Naughty Professor’s John Culbreth will perform with Gros.

This special event takes place at Three Keys inside the Ace Hotel (600 Carondelet St.). Doors for the 10 p.m. show open at 9 p.m. Tickets are available online for an advance price of $15. Walk-up tickets will only be sold beginning at 8 p.m. the night of the show, at the Three Keys Box office.