On Sunday, May 7, Dumpstaphunk will mark its 20th anniversary at the famed Tipitina’s venue in The Big Easy. The upcoming concert coincides with the conclusion of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival activities and will feature an eclectic mix of seasoned drummers and an appearance by DJ Soul Sister.
The impending bill will see Dumpstaphunk joined by a trio of guest rhythm masters, which includes past collaborators and bandmates, Raymond Weber, Nikki Glaspie and Alvin Ford Jr., who will sit in throughout the night and add a backbeat to tracks from across the group’s two-decade-long history.
The newly announced gig will be the final appearance for Dumpstaphunk during the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. It will arrive after Ivan and Ian Neville perform with The Take Me To The River All-Stars at the Joy Theater on April 29, and a follow-up on the main stage for the entire crew on April 30.
Of note, in 2003, the group performed their initial concert on a whim at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The first-time lineup featured Ivan and Ian Neville, in addition to Nick Daniels, Tony Hall and Weber.
Tickets for Dumpstaphunk’s upcoming gig at Tipitina’s, are on sale now and can be purchased here.