The Allen Toussaint Band with guest vocalists Irma Thomas, Cyril Neville, and Deacon John

Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Damrosch Park

Dance floor opens at 6:00
Dance lesson at 6:30
Live music at 7:30

Allen Toussaint Band

Allen Toussaint Photo by Kevin Yatarola.

Cyril Neville

Deacon John

Irma Thomas Photo by Rick Oliver.

Style: New Orleans Rhythm & Blues

Dance Instructors: John and Shoshana Krieger-Joven teach Blues Dancing

DJ: Jonathan Toubin

Be a part of this special tribute to late music icon Allen Toussaint, “one of the master craftsmen of 20th-century American pop” (New York Times). The songwriter and producer behind hits like “Mother-in-Law” and “Working in the Coal Mine,” Toussaint and his signature blend of soul, funk, and rhythm & blues defined the New Orleans sound of the ’60s and ’70s. Irma Thomas, “The Soul Queen of New Orleans”; vocalist and member of the legendary Neville Brothers, Cyril Neville; and in-demand bandleader Deacon John join Toussaint’s band to celebrate the extraordinary life—and irresistible hooks—of their lifelong friend by keeping the tunes hot and the dance floor packed.


The dance floor is wheelchair accessible. Assistive listening devices are available to borrow from the Information Tent.

For more information about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5456.