The Gulf Aid benefit concert goes on today as scheduled, despite the rain. The venue is still Mardi Gras World, where all the stages have been moved indoors. One hundred percent of the ticket price ($50) and handling fees go to wetland recovery efforts, fishermen and their families.
Artists scheduled to perform include: Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Mos Def, Allen Toussaint, Ani DiFranco, The Voice of the Wetlands Allstars (featuring Tab Benoit, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr., Waylon Thibodeaux, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Sansone, and Johnny Vidacovich), Zachary Richard, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Beausoleil, Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys w/ Jon Cleary, Marcia Ball, Irvin Mayfield’s Playhouse Review, Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers, Rebirth Brass Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Shamarr Allen, Jeremy Davenport, MyNameIsJohnMichael. Here is the complete schedule.