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Like Dr. John, Art Neville and Allen Toussaint, John Papa Gros is a proud New Orleanian who carries on the tradition of New Orleans music, both honoring its past and helping to shape its future.

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Post-JazzFest Eastcoast Tour

If JazzFest wasn't enough, I'm hitting the road immediately after JazzFest with some great shows lined up. We are doing three shows in support of The New Mastersounds as well as some great headline and festival shows! The band I have for this tour is something to see:...

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Happy JazzFest 2018!!!

It's great to have the Funk Family back in New Orleans for the greatest time of year...JazzFest! Here's where I'll be. Come say, hello or get a hug and dance away to the great New Orleans grooves! April 28th Rock n Bowl 8:30-10pm April 29th w/ Magnificent 7 @...

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Headlining Big River Stage at French Quarter Fest

On Saturday, April 14th, JPG will headline the Big River Stage at the 2018 French Quarter Festival in New Orleans, at 7:15pm. Also performing that day on the Big River Stage will be Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles, Higher Heights Reggae Band, Cole...

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John “Papa” Gros to play U.S. Whitewater Center

John "Papa" Gros will play the 2018 River Jam Concert Series at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC on May 17th. The River Jam is a free concert series running from May through September.  Performances start at 7pm, rain or shine.  This will be JPG's...

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Do U Want It? at New Orleans Film Fest Oct 18th

It's been four years since Papa Grows Funk's final historic show at Tipitina's on June 29th, 2013. Filmmakers Josh Freund and Sam Redutsky wanted to make a simple "Thank You YouTube" video to commemorate our thirteen years of Mondays.  That video evolved into a 92...

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