Slim Wednesday

The Ivy Ballroom at the Surf Hotel will host Slim Wednesday Aug. 14. When Slim Wednesday takes the stage that Wednesday night, guests can count on a night of pure entertainment.

The band focuses on a soul-funk New Orleans style of music that was pioneered by artists such as Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John and Meters.

All were a huge part of John “JoJo” Hermann’s musical background. Hermann, the keyboardist for Widespread Panic, is also known for his lead vocals on many New Orleans-style jazz and blues covers and originals, along with gospel-style organ playing.

“When the keyboardist from Widespread Panic asks to play your venue you say yes!” said Jed Selby, founder of Surf Hotel and Ivy Ballroom. “We can’t wait to host these legendary artists in the Ivy Ballroom and couldn’t be more excited about the caliber of musicianship we’re beginning to attract.” 

Slim Wednesday features Hermann from on keys and vocals, along with Jon Jackson from Macy Gray on sax, Jovan Quallo also on sax, Greg Bryant from Dara Tucker on bass, Kevin Mabin on drums and Bill Elder a.k.a. Leo Black from The Dynamites on guitar and vocals. The doors will open at 7 p.m., and the show will start at 8 p.m. 

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