Tacoma Arts Live presents an evening of legendary Crescent City talent in Take Me To The River – New Orleans Live on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Tacoma’s Pantages Theater. Tickets start at $19 and are on sale now.
Take Me to the River: New Orleans Live celebrates the rich musical history, legacy, and cultural influence of New Orleans, Louisiana. This immersive concert experience brings the all-star musicians who were featured in the self-titled documentary, to one stage in true “NOLA” fashion.
The evening in Tacoma includes a number of New Orleans-based musicians. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band takes the foundation of brass band music and blends in genres of Bebop Jazz, Funk, and R&B Soul. Ivan and Ian Neville descend from the legendary Neville family bloodlines and are both apart of the funky Crescent City band, Dumpstaphunk.
Also performing that evening are soulful Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Big Chief Romeo Bougere of the 9th Ward Hunters, and Mardi Gras Indian tribe leader phenomenon Big Chief Monk Boudreaux.
Since the first concert and film tour in 2014, Take Me to the River has inspired even more musical collaborations and full cultural movement of social consciousness. Grammy-nominated film producer Martin Shore founded the non-profit Education Initiative project to create a deeper understanding of history, culture, and the meaning of inclusion. The films and music aim to teach young audiences the significance of intergenerational and interracial partnerships.
Tickets to Take Me to the River: New Orleans LIVE are $19, $39, $59, $75 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets, call Tacoma Arts Live Box Office at 253.591.5894, toll-free at 1.800.291.7593, visit in person at 901 Broadway in Tacoma’s Theater District, or online at TacomaArtsLive.org