Photo via Johnny Vidacovich’s Facebook page

While most music venues are dark on Thanksgiving, New Orleans’ famed Maple Leaf will remain open. The Trio featuring Johnny Vidacovich, who have a regular Thursday night gig at the club, will perform for those looking to escape their families for a bit or dance off their Turkey and those heavy sides. June and Joe Ashlar will round out his trio this evening. The show is slated to start at 11 pm. 

The noted New Orleans drummer has been a fixture on the NOLA scene for decades, notably mentoring Stanton Moore and playing regular gigs with George Porter Jr. He regularly welcomes special guests during his Maple Leaf residency. Looking ahead, on December 5, funky Meters guitarist Brian Stoltz and Joe Ashlar will join Vidacovich at his regular gig while Papa Mali and Ashlar will appear with him on December 12.