“I am really thrilled about this years holiday shows! Gracing the stage this weekend will be some of my all time favorite artists. Merry Christmas everyone! Please join us for another memorable holiday spectacular!” – Anders Osborne
As New Orleans’ answer to annual Warren Haynes XMas Jam (now in its 25th year), the Anders Osborne Holiday Spectacular (which got its start in 2012) returns this weekend for a jam-filled two-night affair at Tipitina’s Uptown. This year’s lineup promises to once again deliver a pair of unique and worthy shows for those making it out to either night to more-than-justify the $30 price tag for single-night tix ($40 for full weekend passes). Special guests like Irma Thomas, Paul Barrere (Little Feat), Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars), Cyril Neville and more dot this year’s celebratory spectacular that promises to be one of the can’t miss live music events of the year (see full lineup below).
2013 has been yet another big year for Osborne that has seen the release of his latest critically-acclaimed LP Peace and the guitarist has recently become a mainstay in the extended Grateful Dead universe. Recently, Osborne has lended his chops as a frequent special guest at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads and has a six-night run at the San Rafael, CA venue planned to close out the year later this month as a member of Phil Lesh and Friends.
While he’s always been a local treasure and much-revered “musician’s musician”, these past few years have seen Osborne transition from a well-kept secret in NOLA and in music fanatic circles into a nationally-renowned act that transcends the blues, jam band and mainstream boundaries. This weekend, Osborne gets yet another chance to showcase his talents with some close friends at New Orleans’ finest music venue. Can’t wait to see what’s in store this weekend on the corner of Napoleon and Tchoup.
Check out the lineups for this weekend below.
This Weekend! Anders Osborne’s 2nd Annual Holiday Spectacular: Rock My NOLA Soul For Christmas @ Tipitina’s – single day and two day passes available at www.tipitinas.com
DEC 06 with Special Guests Luther Dickinson, Paul Barrere, Billy Iuso, John Gros, Johnny Sansone and more
DEC 07 with Special Guests Irma Thomas, Paul Barrere, Cyril Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Tim Green, Mark Mullins, John Gros, Johnny Sansone and more
A very limited number of signed Holiday Spectacular poster prints will be available for sale this weekend at Tipitina’s! Limited edition, 5 color, 11×24 screen print, designed by Jay Sayatovic (www.jssillustration.wordpress.com).