2019 Music Lineup Gallery
Pinch A Palooza 2019 kept New Orleans locals and visitors dancing—and pinching tails—all day long! Deanie’s Seafood in Bucktown each year presents a full day of live music, activities and fun during its annual crawfish extravaganza, Pinch A Palooza. The 2019 lineup featured local classic rock band Roux the Day, Westwego-based Swamp Pop band Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition, legendary entertainers Vince Vance & The Valiants, and “New Orleans’s hardest working party band,” The Top Cats. The day-long festival was emceed by New Orleans comedian and actor Johnny Rock. Come back for details on the 11th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival, which will take place in Spring 2020 (date TBD).
The Topcats, “the hardest working band in the New Orleans area,” have been entertaining audiences for the past 34 years with their rock covers. The band has been known to travel from Texas to North Carolina but are wildly popular among the Louisiana fairs and festivals scene. Their rockin’ covers will get you dancing and singing along to hits like “Jessie’s Girl,” “Centerfold,” and even “Uptown Funk.” The Topcats have been nominated in the “Best Cover Band” category in Off Beat Magazine’s “Best of The Beat” awards every year since 1996.
RYAN FORET & FORET TRADITION
Get ready to dance with Ryan Foret and Foret Tradition! They’ll be performing songs and signing copies of their newly released CD, “Show me the way to go home.” Originally founded by then-teenage brothers Ryan and Brandon two decades ago, this four-piece “sweet soul” band performs a great mixture of country and Swamp Pop with a little bit of soul and R&B. This quintessential Swamp Pop band is led by Ryan Foret (vocals, keys and bass), who is sure to deliver a great show, along with Denver Meyeux on saxophone, Lynn Boudreaux on drums and Brandon Foret on guitar. Performing a great mixture of country and Swamp Pop with a little bit of soul and R&B, Foret Tradition’s influences include Otis Redding, Fats Domino, Wilson Pickett, Stevie Wonder, Jackie Wilson, TK Hulin, Warren Storm, and of course, Wayne Foret.
VINCE VANCE & THE VALIANTS
Vince Vance & the Valiants put their heart and soul into Rock n’ Roll and having fun in music, dance, comedy and audience involvement. Performing country, pop, Rock n’ Roll and originals from throughout the band’s 45-year history, Vince & The Valiants along with their backup singers The Valianettes are known for their theatrical, and comical, stage show and have performed throughout the United States and Gulf Coast. A composer, pianist, entertainer and frontman for the group, Vance has recorded three No. 1 hits and performed in 19 countries, 34 states, and twice at the White House.
ROUX THE DAY
Pinch A Palooza kicked off with entertainment by Roux the Day. The four-piece band is popular in local clubs and performs classics from Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, the Beatles, Pat Benatar, Led Zeppelin and more.