Papa Grows Funk Plays Last Show in New Orleans

Posted: Jul. 10th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

With a send-off fit for kings, the thirteen year career of New Orleans'legendary Papa Grows Funk came to an uplifting close as the funk group gave its final farewell at Tipitina's. Said to have been one of their greatest performances – if not their best – the band delivered a soulful symphony of sounds unto their eager audience in a concert that cannot be forgotten.

On a hot and steamy June night in New Orleans, Papa Grows Funk played their last show of an illustrious thirteen year career at a sold out Tipitina’s show. To say there was a lot of history represented that night would be a massive understatement. While making my way through the crowd, I counted no less than ten different Papa shirts, a great visual history. Adding to that history would be another New Orleans legend and a grand sendoff that would stretch over three and a half hours.

The evening started off with fellow New Orleans artists Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives.


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