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Sunshine By the Stars: Celebrating Louisiana Music


See Harry Connick, Jr. and his band second-lining through the French Quarter, the Rebirth Brass Band marching through the Lafayette Cemetery No. 2, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue performing on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar and Country star Tim McGraw leading his audience in a spirited rendition of the song at his concert at the New Orleans Arena. As if that wasn’t enough, you will also see Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Lee Lewis performing at his house in Memphis, Blues legend Buddy Guy playing at his club in Chicago and Cajun singer/songwriter Zachary Richard singing in French at this house in Acadiana. Throw in a gospel version by The Zion Harmonizers at the St. James AME Church in New Orleans, Mickey Gilley at his theater in Branson, plus Irma Thomas and Buckwheat Zydeco and you have a “Louisiana Dream Team” of musicians. Did we mention that Grammy winners Wynton and Branford Marsalis joined with their dad Ellis and brother Jason for a unique jazz version of “You Are My Sunshine?”

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