Dr. John’s All Star Jazz Fest Tribute Concert

Dr. John may not be playing Jazz Fest this year (he’s at French Quarter Fest earlier in April), but that doesn’t mean he won’t still be making headlines in New Orleans. A host of musical luminaries will come together for “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music,” a special concert event at the historic Saenger Theater on May 3, 2014.

Dr. John, Elsa Hahne, photo, top hat

Dr. John (photo: Elsa Hahne)

The concert will pay homage to Dr. John’s illustrious songbook and feature once-in-a-lifetime collaborations from a lineup of prestigious and award-winning artists including Gregg Allman, Tab Benoit, Ryan Bingham, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Chief Monk Boudreaux, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Bill Kreutzmann, Chuck Leavell, Shannon McNally, Zigaboo Modeliste, Sarah Morrow, Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne, George Porter Jr., Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint, Lucinda Williams, Irma Thomas, Jimmie Vaughan, and Widespread Panic.

Surprise special guests, along with additional performers, will be announced in the weeks ahead. This will be Dr. John’s only New Orleans performance during Jazz Fest, with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer taking the stage to perform with a number of special guests throughout the night.

The event will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 10. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com and the Saenger Theatre box office (www.saengernola.com).

The Saenger Theatre box office is open Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays by event. Tickets can also be charged by phone at 800-745-3000. A percentage of proceeds will benefit the New Orleans Musicians Clinic.

For more information about “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music” please visit: www.celebratedrjohn.com.

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