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Backyard Grooves

Jan 21, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

CANO & PhotoNOLA…

Jan 21 - Feb 28, 2017
CANO is proud to announce our first photography exhibition in conjunction with… more

Clarence John…

Jan 21 - Mar 25, 2017
A Louisiana native, Clarence John Laughlin (1905 - 1985) ranks among the most… more

Corsets and Cowboys…

Jan 21 - 21, 2017
A mechanical bull, a bourbon tasting, a silent auction and good times are on… more

Double Dose

Jan 21, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

Exhibition to feature…

Jan 21 - Mar 25, 2017
 The Historic New Orleans Collection will open its next exhibition,… more

Historic New Orleans…

Jan 21 - Apr 9, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Jan 21 - 21, 2017
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for The Jake Eckert Band! more

Rashaad Newsome:…

Jan 21 - Feb 12, 2017
New Orleans-born artist Rashaad Newsome returns for this interdisciplinary… more

Saenger Theatre…

Jan 21 - 22, 2017
Experience the phenomenon of Grammy and Tony Award Winning Disney's The Lion… more

Shen Yun Chinese…

Jan 21 - 21, 2017
A Gift from Heaven IN ANCIENT TIMES, China was known as the Land of the… more

The House of Groove

Jan 21, 2017
The House of Groove is a House Party and a live improvised musical journey… more

The New Movement…

Jan 21 - May 20, 2017
Join us at the New Movement for  stand -up comedy show - Go… more

The New Orleans Jazz…

Jan 21 - 21, 2017
Sweet, wonderful vinyl! New Orleans' biggest and longest-running record show… more

October @ The Front

Jan 22, 2017
Lemon Lovers features Alanah Luger-Guillaume and Rebecca Spangenthal as they… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Jan 23, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Monday Blues

Jan 23, 2017 - Jan 05, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Get your live local blues fix with Sean Riley. more

New Orleans…

Jan 23 - 26, 2017
Join us for Master Sugar Sculptor Sidney Galpern. She will be offering free… more

The Historic Carver…

Jan 23 - 23, 2017
Join us at the Historic Carver Theater for the Monday Night Blues Series,… more

The Irish House…

Jan 23, 2017
This is the Biggest Irish Music Session in the south. On a Night you will see… more

Backyard Grooves

Jan 21, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

Bootsy Collins

April 24, 2014
  • Location: Joy Theater
  • Address: 1200 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Times: Doors 9pm; Show 10pm
  • Admission: General Admission $40, VIP $75
  • Contact: Alexa Poper
  • Phone: 504-528-9569
  • Email: alexa@thejoytheater.com
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 Founding father of funk Bootsy Collins funks up The Joy Theater during Jazz Fest

“Bootsy sets about waking up a new generation to funk's heritage.”-BBC Music


Bootsy Collins is a founding father of funk. Collins rose to fame in the early 1970’s with James Brown, and played with Parliament-Funkadelic from 1972 until the early 1980s. Collins recorded hits like “Get Up (I feel like being a) Sex Machine” and “Super Bad” with James Brown, and appeared on most of Funkadelic and all of Parliament's albums (with the exception ofOsmium) through the early 1980s, garnering several songwriting credits as well. The 1990’s saw Bootsy collaborating with Dee-lite on the smash hit “Groove Is In The Heart”, as well as collaborating with bluegrass legends Del McCoury, Doc Watson and Mac Wiseman to form the GrooveGrass Boyz. Bootsy has stayed in the limelight during the 21st century, as proven by his collaboration with Talib Kweli and his appearance as a character in Grand Theft Auto V.

Folks looking to get down late night during Jazz Fest will be floored by the founding father of funk as his bass rattles the walls of The Joy.

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