Tipitina's biggest night of the year is the annual INSTRUMENTS A COMIN' benefit concert and community fair, which supports school band programs in the greater New Orleans area. Now in its 12th year, Instruments A Comin' (IAC) has provided more than $2.2 million worth of new, high-quality musical instruments to more than 75 Louisiana public, charter and parochial schools, currently benefiting more than 4,000 students who would otherwise not have a chance to play a musical instrument.
While we're still adding and confirming shows, the majority of Tipitina's Fess Jazztival 2013 series was announced today. Highlights include:
Don't sleep on this Galactic show Saturday February 9th, as the co-headliners are punk funk pioneers FISHBONE. Fishbone are legendary for their frenetic live sets and unbelievable musicianship. Plus they have an extraordinary history and catalog, recently documented in the film "Everyday Sunshine". We can't say enough about Fishbone, just get yourself down to Tip's on Saturday, for their opening set.