NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Were you one of the lucky ones that got to see Deacon John and The Ivories perform at the Dew Drop Inn? WYES will host a one hour tribute to the New Orleans music legend Deacon John during WYES GRAPE PERFORMANCES WITH DEACON JOHN on Tuesday, June 22, at 6:30 p.m.
Guests will enjoy rare performance footage that includes Deacon John performing with his friends Allen Toussaint, Dr. John and Davell Crawford, to name a few. Grammy Award-winner Irma Thomas will reflect on her longtime friend. WYES producer and longtime friend of Deacon’s, Peggy Scott Laborde, will host the virtual event.
In between each performance, James Moises, owner of Bizou Wines, will offer insight into each bottle of wine. Those participating can purchase a ticket that includes three bottles with pick-up and shipping options from $85-$125. There is also a ticket price to ‘watch only’ for $35.
Order deadline for shipping in and out-of-state is Tuesday, June 15. Order deadline to pick up at Vino Fine Wines and Spirits, 1124 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans is Monday, June 21.
For all event details and for tickets, go to wyes.org/events.
The WYES GRAPE PERFORMANCES series continues with actor Bryan Batt and local politician and businessman Jay Batt on Tuesday, July 20.
Special thanks to Sandra and Russ Herman for sponsoring WYES GRAPE PERFORMANCES.
Performance footage courtesy of Cyril Vetter.