Professor Longhair by Lindsay Shannon

Professor Longhair’s 100th Bday Bash: win tickets!

Professor Longhair would have turned 100 this month. Known as “Fess” for short, the “Bach of Rock” will be the honorary guest at his 100th birthday party on Wednesday, December 19. Tip’s will host the musical tribute, which will feature an all-star cast of musicians. Serving as Musical Director will be George Porter, Jr. while the following list of performers will be in attendance (in no particular order):

Ivan Neville
Cyril Neville
Jon Cleary
Marcia Ball
Zeke Fishhead
John “JoJo” Hermann
David Torkanowsky
Tom McDermott
Johnny Vidacovich
Deacon John
Kermit Ruffins
C.R. Gruver
Joe Krown
Herlin Riley
Alfred “Uganda” Roberts
John “Papa” Gros
Chris Adkins,
Tony DaGradi
Tom Worrell
Reggie Scanlan
Earl Gordon
June Yamagishi
Lance Ellis
Roger Lewis

To enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets, fill out the form below and don’t forget to take advantage of bonus entries! We’ll notify the winner via e-mail on Monday, December 17.

The evening’s master of ceremonies will be Harry Shearer. Tickets for the special event  are available at the box office (501 Napoleon Ave.) or at www.tipitinas.com.