Weekly Event Preview: New Orleans Jazz


On Friday, Oct. 17th, at 7:30 pm, New Orleans legends Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint come together for the first time ever on the "Oh Yeah!" tour at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Based out of the legendary French Quarter venue Preservation Hall, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has performed around the world and toured with a diverse list of artists, from My Morning Jacket to The Blind Boys of Alabama.  



However, for the first time ever, the band is touring America with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted singer, pianist, songwriter, and producer known for penning many New Orleans classics including "Southern Nights" and "Working in a Coal Mine."




Allen Toussaint is an American musician, songwriter and record producer, and one of the most influential figures in New Orleans R&B. He has produced, written for, arranged, had his songs covered by, and performed with music giants The Judds, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Patti LaBelle, Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack, Aaron and Art Neville, Joe Cocker, Glen Campbell, The Band, Little Feat, The Rolling Stones and countless others. This concert will be a timeless jazz experience, bringing the groove of New Orleans to the Weis Center stage.

Tickets for the performance are $30 for adults, $24 for seniors 62+ and subscribers, $20 for youth 18 and under, $20 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $10 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2).

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Campus Box Office at 570-577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center, weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.