Legendary drummer Russell Batiste has announced that he will celebrate his upcoming birthday at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans. The night has been dubbed Russell Batiste’s Birthday Uptown Throwdown and will take place on Dec. 11.
The venue has noted that there will be a $2 handling fee for each ticket purchase. $1 of each charge will go toward The New Orleans Musicians Clinic, which “provides comprehensive medical care and social services to local musicians, performing artists, cultural workers, and tradition bearers.”
The New Orleans Musicians Clinic states, “We serve any patient 19 or older and their family, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.” For more information and to learn more, visit their official website.
For those interested in celebrating Batiste’s birthday on Dec. 11 at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans, tickets are available now.