Willie Nelson, Duran Duran among top acts coming to Harrah’s new Fillmore music club

Willie Nelson, Duran Duran and the Avett Brothers are among the iconic acts set to perform when New Orleans’ newest live music venue, The Fillmore, opens in February 2019. Harrah’s new music club gave fans a taste of what to expect by unveiling its all-star concert lineup.

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Photo courtesy: Fillmore New Orleans

Iconic rock superstars Foo Fighters are set to headline the Fillmore New Orleans’ two-night grand opening celebration on Feb. 15 and Feb. 16. Special guests Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Preservation Hall Jazz Band are set to open the performances on Feb. 15 and Feb. 16, respectively.

Fillmore New Orleans announced these artists in the upcoming lineup:

  • Feb. 19 – Duran Duran
  • Feb. 21 – Blackberry Smoke
  • Feb. 22 – Gucci Mane
  • Feb. 25 – Cypress Hill / Hollywood Undead
  • Feb. 27 – Willie Nelson
  • March 1 – Dropkick Murphys
  • March 4 – Steel Panther
  • March 15 – The Avett Brothers
  • March 16 – The Avett Brothers
  • March 19 –  Nothing More and Of Mice And Men
  • March 29 – Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
  • April 5 – STS9
  • April 6 – STS9
  • April 19 – Chevelle
  • April 26 – The Disco Biscuits
  • April 27 – The Disco Biscuits
  • May 10 – Garbage

The Fillmore New Orleans is a state-of-the-art 2,200 capacity live entertainment venue that developers hope will set a new standard for Southeastern United States music clubs. The 22,000 square-foot venue will get decked out with signature Fillmore nostalgia alongside aesthetic nods to New Orleans sprinkled throughout.

Related: Foo Fighters to headline grand opening of Fillmore New Orleans music club in 2019

Rendering of exterior of Fillmore live music venue. Photo courtesy: Live Nation

Live Nation says the new music club will pay homage to the original Fillmore club’s spirit with vintage posters, ornate chandeliers and velvet curtains to create a signature atmosphere that is welcoming for both artist and fans.

Within the club’s main room and VIP club BG’s Lounge, fans will discover small batch liquors, local and national craft beers, curated wine selections, and an elevated full menu of local and chef favorites. Popcorn Shrimp, Hot Chicken, Pulled Pork, Caribbean Chicken Wraps, Charcuterie and Cheese Bento Boxes, Classic Diner Burgers as well as The Impossible Burger vegan option are just a few of the items that will be available all night long; allowing guests to come early and stay late as part of their overall experience.

The original Fillmore venue opened in 1965. The original club was the epicenter of the American music scene during the 1960s and 70s, promoting the who’s who of iconic musical acts such as Aretha Franklin, Grateful Dead, Miles Davis, Jefferson Airplane, Cream; Santana, The Doors, Janis Joplin; and many, many others which helped it grow into the legend it is today.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m.

For more information, visit the website, Fillmorenola.com.