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“Tipitina Foundation Benefit Concert”
Review of Tipitina's

Tipitina's
Ranked #88 of 371 things to do in New Orleans
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Tipitian's is one of the world famous music clubs that have acheive legendary status. The club was founded in the 70's and dedicated to the music of Professor Longhair. Fess has been gone since 1980, but his spirit is still there (along with a bronze bust of the pianist).

The show I attended was a benefit to rebuild Professor Longhair's family home. The house band, the Tipitian All Stars, was George Porter Jr (Meters, Funky Meters) backing local legends Ellis Marsallis, John Cleary, Dr. John (and the fellow from the Radiator's who's name I've forgotten how to spell). Each player paid homage to Fess in their own way. My favorite song of the night was the extended improvisation on Junco Partner by Dr. John and the All Stars.

Thank Bob P
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

I went to New Orleans for the Redskins game and to see Galactic at Tipitinas. What a great music venue. Great staff, sound was excellent, reasonable ticket and drink prices, and great views from everywhere in the room. Very easy to get a cab from and back to the French Quarter. If you are a real/true fan of music you MUST see a show at Tipitinas. Doesn't hurt to see Galactic either. Can't wait to make it back.

Thank lunarluau
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

The first band I saw at Tipitina's was the Neville Brothers in the early 80's and I've been a huge fan of Aaron Neville ever since. It's still the kickin' place in New Orleans to go hear and see your favorite performers.

Thank Nora S
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Known as "Tip's" by us locals, I've only been to the original one on Tchoupitoulas St. Great bands, local & national! But no seating except for a small bar. The room is large & filled with dancing couples & everyone else is moving to the music solo. Mostly a local crowd with some tourist. A "real" New Orleans venue.

1  Thank justtagalong
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Tipitina's is an old style Cajun dance hall with great character and music. From the outside, it is a bit faded and plain. Once inside, you feel the history of Cajun music and dancing and are caught up in the spirit of old New Orleans. The music depends on the band that is playing the venue that evening, but Tipitina’s typically engages authentic Cajun bands and musicians. The dance floor is active and crowded, and lots of fun! The bar is reasonable and adequate. Come for the family “fais dodo” on Sunday night --- the locals are especially friendly and helpful with dance guidance and demonstrations.

Thank Scott_Langhorst
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