The Greatest New Orleans-Style Jazz and Blues Artists Perform Live on the Waterfront
The Queen Mary is pleased to present Legends of New Orleans on Saturday, July 28 from 2 to 10 p.m. The festival will welcome live performances under the stars at the waterfront Queen Mary Event Park by some the greatest New Orleans-style artists including Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas and Rebirth Brass Band.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd is known as one of the best young blues guitarists of the 21st Century. Barely into his 30’s and hailing from Louisiana, Shepherd has sold millions of records, has seen multiple songs reach the Top 10 charts and has graced the stage with all time musical stars like Stevie Ray Vaughan. Allen Toussaint has been coined as one of the most influential musical figures in New Orleans R&B. His career has spanned over forty years and throughout he has produced, composed, arranged and performed with music giants such as Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello and Joe Cocker to name just a few. Known as the soul queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas is one of America’s most distinctive and classic R&B singers, noted as a “treasure from the golden age of soul music who remains as compelling and powerful as ever” by Rounder Records. Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans staple with a signature sound of heavy funk and soul that evolved from first playing on the streets of the French Quarter then later on to major stages across the world.
Vendors will be on-site at the festival serving New Orleans-style food and beverages along with general fare. Tickets to Legends of New Orleans are currently on-sale. General admission tickets are $35 and VIP admission tickets are $75 and include VIP entrance, preferred parking, four drink tickets and access to an exclusive VIP lounge. For more information on Legends of New Orleans and to purchase tickets online please visit http://www.legendsqm.com