For more than 40 years, Deacon John has been one of New Orleans’ most enduring and adaptive musical showmen. Together with an exceptional cast of truly great musicians, he exemplifies the joie de vivre and sound of The Big Easy. His style of “jump blues” co-mingles big band jazz, with earthy rhythm and blues, and unfettered rock and roll."/>


For more than 40 years, Deacon John has been one of New Orleans’ most enduring and adaptive musical showmen. Together with an exceptional cast of truly great musicians, he exemplifies the joie de vivre and sound of The Big Easy. His style of “jump blues” co-mingles big band jazz, with earthy rhythm and blues, and unfettered rock and roll."/> ‘Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!’ with Deacon John and the Ivories Feb. 28 | News, Sports, Jobs - SANIBEL-CAPTIVA - Island Reporter, Islander and Current
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‘Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!’ with Deacon John and the Ivories Feb. 28

By Staff | Feb 14, 2011

Deacon John and the Ivories will perform at BIG ARTS' Mardi Gras fundraiser on Feb. 28.

Forget your problems and have fun. Kick off Mardi Gras with Deacon John and the Ivories on Monday, Feb. 28 at BIG ARTS. “Laissez les bon temps rouler!” (“Let the good times roll!”) at the BIG ARTS annual benefit.

For more than 40 years, Deacon John has been one of New Orleans’ most enduring and adaptive musical showmen. Together with an exceptional cast of truly great musicians, he exemplifies the joie de vivre and sound of The Big Easy. His style of “jump blues” co-mingles big band jazz, with earthy rhythm and blues, and unfettered rock and roll.

All attendees will enjoy Louisiana-style buffet fare, starting at 6 p.m., in BIG ARTS Boler Garden with concert to follow. Participants are looking forward to showing off their Mardi Gras masks at the party.

Tickets start at $125 for general admission; call the BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900 for other ticket offers.

Benefactor Sponsors John M. and Mary Jo Boler, Grand Patron Sponsors Deborah & John La Gorce, Patricia & Davis Thurber, and FineMark National Bank & Trust, Patron Sponsors Chico’s FAS, Inc., Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, The L.A.T. Foundation and ‘Tween Waters Inn.

For further information about concerts at BIG ARTS, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org.