March 13, 2020 was the last time live music took the stage at one of the city’s most iconic venues, Tipitina’s. Named after one of Professor Longhair’s tunes, Tipinta’s has been a staple in the city since 1977. Over the years, bands like Phish, Jane’s Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, The Replacements, Soundgarden, Fugazi, BB King, Fats Domino, and Sonic Youth have all graced the legendary stage.
Fast forward to 2020 and another great year of music was upon us, that is, until March reared its ugly head and everything came to a grinding halt. Covid-19 completely destroyed the tourism industry and live music in the city almost disappeared.
Bands have made their way to the internet to find new ways of making revenue, but let out in the process has been the actual venues those bands use to play.
Tipitina’s in a partnership with Krystal Hot Sauce and nugs.net have launched Tipitinas.TV. Season one started on August 15 with a performance by the club’s owners, Galactic and will conclude on September 19 with The Radiators.
Tickets are currently available for each show individually at Tipitinas.TV – or a subscription for the full series. Follow the direct links below for more info!
Aug 22 – Rebirth Brass Band : 2nu.gs/tipitinastv822
Aug 29 – Anders Osborne : 2nu.gs/tipitinastv829
Sept 5 – Tank and the Bangas : 2nu.gs/tipitinastv905
Sept 12 – Samantha Fish : 2nu.gs/tipitinastv912
Sept 19 – The Radiators: 2nu.gs/tipitinastv919
For your pre-viewing pleasure, here’s a look back at the bands that rocked the stage at Tipitina’s over the years.