Big Easy benefit concert features an all-star lineup of New Orleans’ musicians
VAIL – Musicians including Cyril Neville, George Porter, Anders Osborne, Tab Benoit, Henry Butler, “Big Chief” Boudreaux, Waylon Thibodeaux, Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone and Herman Earnest have been working together and with other volunteers to raise awareness of the erosion of the Gulf Coast wetlands. The loss of South Louisiana’s wetlands contributes to the loss of their unique culture, heritage, wildlife, people and their livelihood. This benefit concert was scheduled to happen in Louisiana in September, but Hurricane Katrina put an end the event. The promoter of the event contacted Resort Events in Vail, and together with 30th Street production the event was rescheduled in Colorado. It is ironic that these musicians and volunteers were bringing light to the problems of erosion and potential storm damage to the Gulf Coast at a time when the coast was virtually destroyed. The show takes place Saturday, October 1 at the Ford Amphitheatre from 12:30 to 7 p.m. with doors opening at noon. All profits from the event will benefit New Orleans musicians.Vail, Colorado
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