Galveston's Grand 1894 Opera House Presents DR. JOHN & THE NITE TRIPPERS & AARON NEVILLE Tonight

The Grand's summer season - "Just For The fun Of It" - will close with the soulful, free- spirited artistry of Dr. John & The Nite Trippers & Aaron Neville. With just one performance tonight, August 23 at 8pm, these true icons of American culture are sure to deliver an evening of high-flying entertainment! From Dr. John's "voodoo" boogie and blues to Aaron Neville's melodious soul and doo-wop, these native sons will radiate with the community pride and musical panache of their New Orleans home. Performing separately, with their incredible backup bands, Dr. John and Aaron Neville are sure to have the "Big Easy" running through your veins!

Just as his presence evokes curiosity, Dr. John's demeanor oozes New Orleans. This formidable boogie and blues pianist with a lovable vocal growl has been awarded 6 Grammys with 6 other Grammy nominations and was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame by John Legend. In 2013, Dr. John was awarded an honorary doctorate from Tulane University alongside His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. Dr. John's ability to stay so relevant through the years has been enhanced by his many collaborations with contemporary artists, bringing about a new audience to experience his sound. Everyone from the electronic outfit Spiritualized to Paul Weller, Derek Trucks, and even multi-Grammy winner Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys have recorded with Dr. John, making him an authentic musician sought to complete original and eclectic sounds.

Joining Dr. John is fellow New Orleans statesman, Aaron Neville. Heralded for his unique vocal contributions to the Neville Brothers, Aaron's sweet falsetto and Cajun and Creole-influenced R&B have led to acclaimed collaborations with the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Trisha Yearwood, Chaka Khan, and Mavis Staples. He has had four top-20 hits in the United States along with four platinum-certified albums. A recent inductee into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, Neville continues to entertain audiences worldwide with his heart-felt blend of soul and R&B.

Ticket prices for The Grand 1894 Opera House performance of Dr. John & The Nite Trippers & Aaron Neville start at $35. Call for pricing on Box Seats. Special discounts for group and senior tickets may be available. For information about this and other performances scheduled, please contact The Grand's box office at 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visit The Grand's website at Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice Street in Galveston's historic downtown Cultural Arts District and is recognized as "The Official Opera House of the State of Texas." All major credit cards accepted.

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