New Orleans Musicians to Perform at Bayou Bakery

by ARLnow.com August 27, 2012 at 2:50 pm 4,138 7 Comments

New Orleans is on the minds of many in the country, as Tropical Storm Isaac strengthens and barrels down on the city, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

But if Katrina proved anything, it’s this: regardless of Isaac’s impact, New Orleans’ unique culture will remain as vibrant as ever. And part of that culture will be coming to Arlington next week.

Bayou Bakery in Courthouse (1515 N. Courthouse Road) will be hosting a “one night only” concert by a lineup of notable New Orleans jazz artists from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Among those set to perform are Derrick Tabb and Stafford Agee of the Grammy award-winning Rebirth Brass Band, Jeffrey Hills and William Smith of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, eight members of the Roots of Music Crusaders marching band, along with drummer Terrance Andrews and saxophonist Allen Dejan.

Tickets for the event, described by Bayou Bakery as “a once in a lifetime jam session of continuous live music,” start at a minimum donation of $60. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Roots of Music, a New Orleans-based program that helps develop the musical talents of 9-14 year olds. Tabb, a drummer, was named a “CNN Hero” in 2009 for his work with The Roots of Music.

Tickets are not yet available for purchase, but will include food (a choice of three Cajun entrees and dessert) plus drinks (three Abita draft beers for a $75 minimum donation, non-alcoholic beverages for $60). Seating will be limited, but the restaurant will provide standing space for those without seats.

In a press release, Bayou Bakery said it was chosen to host the concert due to owner David Guas’ Louisiana heritage.

“Being a native of New Orleans, Guas was hand-picked to host this intimate gathering and serve up some of his award-winning southern fare,” the restaurant said.

Photo courtesy Bayou Bakery

  • MyHood

    Sounds like a great event. Wish I didn’t already have plans.

  • YTK

    Woohoo! That’s fine ByMe– is it fine Bayou???

  • porkchop_milkshake

    Where will everyone fit? It’s not a big place; I think the performers alone might fill it.

  • Meg

    We’ve made accommodations to have 100 people attend, so it will be first-come, first-served for reservations prior to the event. The musicians wanted an intimate event, and we feel privileged that we were their chosen venue. Please come!
    For reservations and ticket purchases, please email [email protected].

  • Meg

    Also, to stay in the loop on this event and other Bayou Bakery happenings, please “like” the Bayou Bakery Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/bayoubakery

    You can also follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bayoubakery

  • Boom! Roasted

    Sounds like a pretty cool event.

  • Nola NinthWard Jazz

    Maan Rebirth in the house, that’s what’s up! And its for a great cause. I most def want to be their. Where can I purchase tickets?


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