Multi-talented musician, singer, songwriter and New Orleans native Harry Connick Jr. will bring his "New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration" tour to Savannah this fall.
The tour, which takes him across the U.S. and also to London and Paris this year, hits the Savannah Civic Center's Johnny Mercer Theatre on Dec 9.
Connick and his band will perform songs in tribute to New Orleans' 300th birthday as well as some of his holiday favorites. Tickets for the tour go on sale this week; info at harryconnickjr.com.
Connick has received multiple Grammy and Emmy awards as well as Tony nominations for his live and recorded musical performances, his achievements on screens large and small and his appearances on Broadway as both an actor and a composer. The foundation of his art is the music of his native New Orleans, where he began performing as a pianist and vocalist at the age of 5.
The current tour has been praised across the country:
“Connick is a musical Midas: It seems everything he touches, plays or sings has a way of turning to gold. Connick is doing his part to make the world a little bit more wonderful for all who are open to experiencing the joy of great music… If you can’t go to New Orleans in person to experience the Mardi Gras, a Harry Connick Jr. show will get you so close you can smell the gumbo.” – The Berkshire Edge
“It was a fun, joyful night that proved exactly why Connick remains a star to this day: The man has more raw talent than any mere human should be allowed to possess… And believe me: If you love Connick or New Orleans music, you don’t want to miss it.” – The News-Press
“[The show] had the feel of an old-school variety show, with Connick as the genial host. He had a superb 10-piece band with him that included scene-stealers such as Lucien Barbarin on trombone, Jerry Weldon on tenor sax and guitarist/gospel singer/preacher Jonathan Dubose Jr. But no one steals a show while Connick is around… Because this guy is an entertainer with a capital E.” – Providence Journal
Fall 2018 Tour Dates - New Orleans Tricentennial
Johnny Mercer Theatre