Sunday, July 15, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Plaza opens at 6:00 p.m.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Covered Seating $55 / $47.50 / $42.50
Having one of the most evocative and recognizable voices in American music, Aaron Neville is an international ambassador of New Orleans R&B, though his soaring falsetto sounds at home in many styles. Coming of age in the incredibly creative 1950s Crescent City R&B scene, Neville gained national attention with the Wild Tchoupitoulas, a touring Mardi Gras celebration that led to the creation of the Neville Brothers band — an institution that would confirm Neville’s iconic status.
Over his multiple Grammy-winning solo career, Neville has scored a string of hits including 1966’s #1 hit “Tell It Like It Is,” memorable duets with Linda Ronstadt including "Don't Know Much" and a hugely popular cover of Main Ingredient’s “Everybody Plays the Fool.” Neville has most recently returned to gospel music with I Know I’ve Been Changed, celebrating his 50th year in recorded music. For Aaron Neville the solo artist, there is an equally intimate connection between his music and the faith that has sustained him for his entire life. Aaron Neville captures that spirit in concert, reflecting on the hope of this hometown, drawing hope from his faith and spreading hope through his music