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Gregg Allman, Mavis Staples, and Allen Toussaint will be performing in a tribute concert to Dr. John.
According to the Associated Press, the show, The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music, is scheduled for May 3 at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans.
Dr. John is a Grammy Award-winning American singer/ songwriter who is known for his unique blend of the blues, boogie woogie, and jazz. He is known for a stage show featuring Mardi Gras themes and voodoo ceremonies. He sent wishes to New Orleans yesterday for Mardi Gras in an interview with the The Huffington Post.
The concert will happen during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Additional performers will include Widespread Panic, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Bingham, The Blind Boys of Alabama and fellow Louisiana musicians like Cyril Neville, Zigaboo Modeliste, and Chief Monk Boudreaux.
Performances will be recorded and available for viewing at a later date. Fans can begin purchasing tickets on Monday.