In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, many New Orleans businesses continue to step up with relief efforts to support the community.
Iconic New Orleans music venue Tipitina’s will open its doors in an effort to give back. The venue will host a free weekend of shows on Friday, Sept. 10 and Saturday, Sept. 11.
Tipitina’s says it hopes to raise financial support, awareness and supplies for Second Harvest Food Bank and New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic.
Billy Iuso with Brad Walker, Reggie Scanlan, Andriu Yanovski, and Ezell Smith will perform on Friday, and The Quickening + Bakey’s Brew are scheduled to perform on Saturday.
Doors will open at 8 p.m., and the shows will start at 9 p.m. Both of these shows are limited to ages 21 and older, and no tickets will be required for entry.
The venue is encouraging guests who attend the free shows to make donations to the Second Harvest Food Bank, New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and the Tip-It Foundation. Those unable to attend can still make donations via the organization’s websites.
Tipitina’s says it will also act as a temporary drop-off location for canned food and cleaning supplies for the organizations.
In accordance with venue policy, all guests looking to attend will be required to provide proof of valid COVID-19 vaccination along with a matching, valid ID for verification, or a negative COVID-19 test performed within the previous 72-hours.
This documentation needs to be directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination or test. Such proof may be displayed on a smartphone or presented as a physical copy. Masking of all attendees is also required indoors consistent with city guidelines.