The Revivalists Set To Celebrate Tipitina’s 44th Birthday Bash Webcast
The Revivalists will be toasting Tipitina’s 44th birthday bash on Thursday, January 14, with a webcast performance featuring songs and stories from their memorable times spent playing the storied New Orleans venue. The fun begins at 8 p.m. CST on the streaming platform Mandolin.com.
One of the most successful rock bands to come out of New Orleans, The Revivalists are among a long list of artists who found their sonic footing at Tipitina’s, which grew from a neighborhood juke joint to one of the most iconic live music venues in the world. The list of big-name artists who have played its stage is mind-boggling and includes James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic, Pearl Jam, Patti Smith, Bonnie Rait, Willie Nelson, Buddy Guy, and many more. Local legends such as Dr. John, Allan Toussaint, Irma Thomas, The Meters, The Radiators, The Neville Brothers, and Galactic (Tip’s current owners) performed regularly there to sold-out crowds.
Named for the song “Tipitina” penned by legendary New Orleans pianist Professor Longhair, the venue was founded in 1977 by a group of young music fans known as The Fabulous Fo’teen who wanted to provide their hero with a place to play in his final years. Tipitina’s has survived an ever-changing musical climate, briefly closing in 1984 and changing ownership. Galactic, who became fixtures at the club over their 25-year career, bought it in 2018.
Like many venues across the country, Tipitina’s is struggling to stay afloat while it rides out shutdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Thankfully, its doors remain open in part due to creative marketing and the launch of Tipitina’s TV, which brings in revenue through live streams and virtual fundraisers including November 14th’s “Save Tip’s,” which featured performances by 35 artists past and present including Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Greg Allman, Funky Meters, Wilco, Taj Mahal, Jon Baptiste and Stay Human, Trombone Shorty, The Revivalists and many more.
The Revivalists, whose breakout single “Wish I Knew You” catapulted them onto the national music scene in 2017, recorded the upcoming anniversary webcast last October in an empty Tip’s due to COVID restrictions. Virtual tickets are $15 with a merchandise bundle and virtual meet-and-greet available for additional fees. For more information and how to purchase tickets, click on the links below.