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Admission is $10 at the door (No advance tickets sold)
Arrive early to secure the best seat
We do not sell out shows
Beverages available by donation
Souvenir merchandise available
Food for purchase next door (by ladies of First Free Mission Baptist Church)
Sit inside or bring chairs to sit outside
Children welcome, no pets, no ice chests

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Chris Thomas King

Saturday, February 29, 6:30-9:00pm

Grammy-winning guitarist Chris Thomas King packs a vast musical history into each performance. Chris grew up around the famed musicians in the genre and began touring with artists like Buddy Guy and B. B. King in his teens. His notable film role playing of bluesman Tommy Johnson in "O Brother, Where Art Thou" launched his career into film and in his 30+ years of music education & performance he's advanced the important conversation on how the blues has evolved throughout history.
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Gregg Stafford & The Jazz Hounds

Saturday, March 14, 6:30-9:00pm

Celebrated jazzman Gregg Stafford, a revered and much loved New Orleans trumpeter, will offer a night of traditional jazz. Stafford has been a jazz music educator since the 1980's and has for more than 30-years led the Young Tuxedo Brass Band, a traditional New Orleans brass band playing hymns, dirges, and songs of the brass repertoire.
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Pontchartrain Film Festival Presents 'A Tuba to Cuba' Film Screening

Saturday, March 21, 6:30-9:00pm

A special film screening in partnership with the Pontchartrain Film Festival will feature the 2018 documentary 'A Tuba to Cuba'. The documentary follows the New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they retrace their musical roots from the storied city of jazz to the shores of Cuba. Along the way, they discover a deep cultural connection that transcends language, politics, color and creed. Join the band as they traverse post-embargo Cuba in search of the indigenous beats and rhythms that gave birth to New Orleans jazz. The film’s producers and several special guests will be present and will field questions from the audience.
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Ingrid Lucia

Saturday, March 28, 6:30-9:00pm

Born into a family of street musicians, jazz vocalist Ingrid Lucia and her band will present a special evening of blues, with music from the 1920’s & 1930’s, along with new, original tunes. Lucia’s contemporary sound references a bygone era, while her phrasing brings to latter-day material a classic jazz ambience that is both appealing & enthusiastic.
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Redwine & Dirty Rice

Saturday, April 11, 6:30-9:00pm

Redwine & Dirty Rice, lead by educator and internationally acclaimed clarinetist Ben Redwine, this all-star band makes their Dew Drop debut with a play list to reflect the repertoire of the famed musicians that graced the Dew Drop in its early years. Ben and his band will recreate the music of the Dew Drop’s 40-year heyday when the likes of Louis Armstrong, Papa Celestin, Buddie Petit, Bunk Johnson and so many others lit up the cypress walls of the historic building.
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Doreen Ketchens Jazz New Orleans

Saturday, April 25, 6:30-9:00pm

The Queen of New Orleans, Doreen Ketchens, will bring her famous French Quarter family band and world-class talent to our historic stage. It is almost impossible to sit through a Doreen Ketchens performance without moving in your seat, shouting, clapping or tapping your feet. Not only is she a world-class musician, classically trained on the clarinet, but as one of New Orleans first famous female bandleaders, her stories between tunes reliving the history of the music is sure to leave audience members slapping their thigh with laughter & fun.
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Sarah Quintana & Miss River Band


Michael Doucet and Lâcher Prise

Saturday, May 9

Two unique bands will perform one set each, starting with the jazz-folk stylings of Sarah Quintana & the Miss River Band, followed by Sarah’s new Cajun-dance band, Lâcher Prise, a collaboration with Grammy-winning fiddler Michael Doucet, of BeauSoleil. Quintana is a singer-songwriter from New Orleans with a background rich in jazz, folk and popular music. She is a charming performer, devoted guitarist with a voice that is instantly recognizable. She has gone from singing on the streets of Provence with a traveling circus, to the stages of the Jazz and Heritage Festival and later, the Lincoln Center with swing band. Doucet is known across the globe for his Louisiana French music from traditional to modern. The new band, Lâcher Prise, which means to “let go” blends Cajun, swamp soul, and Gypsy tunes that celebrate love and the simple joys of having a good time.
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Little Freddie King

Saturday, May 23, 6:30-9:00pm

Little Freddie King brings his world famous American Delta blues guitar and persona to the Dew Drop with a country-blues style that is original, and most certainly unique. Born in McComb, Mississippi in 1940, King, a cousin of Lightnin’ Hopkins, will show audiences why he is known as the king of gut-bucket blues.