All-star musical lineup on tap for 9/29 “Black, White & Read All Over” daily Times-Picayune send-off

Jason Patterson, with Snug Harbor and the New Orleans Jazz Celebration, graciously

David Torkanowsky

has been working gratis on music for dashTHIRTYdash’s “Black, White & Read All Over” daily Times-Picayune send-off and fundraiser for newspaper employees and contractors who are losing their jobs.

Jason earlier secured WWOZ‘s David Torkanowsky to put together an All-Stars band to accompany any musicians who could stop by for a set or two. This morning, he confirmed that he has commitments from the following musicians to play at the event:

Jason now has secured the following special musical guests:

Charmaine Neville

The party is Sept. 29, the final Saturday of daily publication of the newspaper, from 6-9 PM at The Howlin’ Wolf.

General Admission tickets are $30 per person and available at the door or for online purchase here (Departing staffers and a guest are invited to attend for free; please email rebecca at rebeccatheim dot com to obtain your tickets.) Patron tickets are $250, $500 or $1,000 a couple and include an open bar and are available for online purchase by clicking here.

Thanks Jason, David and all of the musicians who will entertain us and support the Times-Picayune employees and contractors.


One thought on “All-star musical lineup on tap for 9/29 “Black, White & Read All Over” daily Times-Picayune send-off

  1. Good luck on your special event. Allen Toussaint and Armand St. Martin were both pleased to have played gratis for the first kick-off concert on June 4th “to raise awareness about the Times Picayune cutting back from a daily newspaper.” This free event “jam-packed the entire parking lot of Rock n Bowl” with locals – – who turned out en masse to support keeping our daily paper alive. This was the beginning of a productive on-going campaign and dialogue about the fate of the Times Picayune. John Blancher and his team set up the outdoor stage and offered food at half price. New Orleans’ local piano professors, who each played a concert set of sizzling Louisiana music under a hot June sun, pro bono for the entire afternoon into the evening when it started to rain, were Allen Toussaint and Armand St. Martin. Several musicians from the Iguanas sat in with Toussaint. Blancher served as the emcee. – P.Lee

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