Club owners said in an online post that they'd hoped they could save the decade-old venue. Mercurio has been heartened by fans who have made donations via the "Help Tipitina's" tab on the club's website and/or bought Tip’s merchandise. “People say, ‘You guys own Tipitina’s.’ But I always use air quotes: The bank owns Tipitina’s. “There was just no way for us to be able to keep them going,” Mercurio said. We like to play the Tipitina’s of every city, like the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., or First Avenue in Minneapolis. During that time, WWOZ would occasionally carry a Tipitina's show live by literally lowering a microphone into the club through a hole in the floor. All the clubs are trying to make moves in the right way. There was a problem saving your notification. “We’re not rushing anything. Keyboardist Jon Cleary, center, outside Tipitina's during a celebration of Professor Longhair's 100th birthday on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. All 250 parking slots on the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena grounds sold out well in advance. Special guests ranged from Paul McCartney playing trumpet on “When the Saints Go Marching In” to Dave Grohl talking about pasta recipes and Jude Law testifying about learning how to dance in New Orleans. “We were succeeding, but just barely, over our first year and a half of owning it. Local music enthusiasts opened the venue on January 14, 1977. u/hailhailrocknyoga. Once your order is complete, log into your nugs.net account and click "My Stash" in the top right corner of the Homepage. “It was so well done and inspiring,” Mercurio said. In the early years, it had a juice bar, restaurant, and a bar. A coronavirus pandemic is not a good time to be a music club owner or a member of a touring band. “Hopefully Tipitina’s has the same reach. To imagine them not being around is crazy to me.”. In some European countries, governments are propping up music venues in the name of cultural preservation. Tipitina's is a music venue located at the corner of Napoleon Avenue and Tchoupitoulas Street in Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. But we’re two businesses with no income. One of the bars is at the entrance; and the longest bar is on back wall, that can reach a great spot near the stage. closed. The federal Payroll Protection Program, or PPP, enabled Tipitina’s to keep its small full-time staff on salary. "Famous venue where a slew of amazing acts come to play. Posted by. Without any more government assistance, or in lieu of this streaming service going amazingly well, we’re going to be in a tough spot.”. It reads, "If you want live music to come back, wear a mask please.". Numerous live albums have been recorded at Tipitina's, including: Coordinates: 29°55′02″N 90°06′03″W / 29.9173°N 90.1009°W / 29.9173; -90.1009, Gambit Weekly - Blake Ponchartrain - New Orleans Know-It-All, "Galactic Issues Statement On Purchase Of Tipitina's", Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tipitina%27s&oldid=975660492, Infobox mapframe without OSM relation ID on Wikidata, All articles with vague or ambiguous time, Vague or ambiguous time from December 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 August 2020, at 18:53. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Tipitina’s is working with the National Independent Venue Association, an organization that is lobbying Congress for such support. That’s definitely in our favor. “That is heartbreaking and terrifying,” Mercurio said. This thread is archived. 75% Upvoted. A silhouette of Professor Longhair outside Tipitina's during the club's celebration of Longhair's 100th birthday on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Apart from running these venues, Tipitina's has established the Tipitina's Foundation, a non-profit organization to support local music and musicians. “Galactic plays a lot of those clubs. “The margins are so thin,” Mercurio said. The outlook for Tipitina’s, like other independent music venues in New Orleans and elsewhere, is even more dire.  Tipitina's closed for a time during the 1984 World's Fair, when much of the local music scene was drawn to venues in and around the Fair. Close. The building itself was constructed in 1912, and prior to becoming Tipitina's, it served as a gambling house, gymnasium, and brothel.. -:- Message from Tripadvisor staff -:-This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. You have permission to edit this article. Tipitina's logo on both sides and hand banana logo on the bottom NIVA estimates that, if the coronavirus shutdown extends through the fall and the government doesn’t offer additional assistance, 90% of independent music venues could close.