Ponderosa Stomp Festival

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Country and Region United StatesLouisiana
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Festival Contact Information

Ponderosa Stomp Foundation
828 Royal Street, Box 331
New Orleans, LA 70116 USA
Phone: +01 504-810-9116
Email: drike@ponderosastomp.com

Festival Description

Celebrating the Unsung Heroes of the Blues, Garage, Soul, Funk, Rockabilly, Swamp Pop and New Orleans R&B; on Three Stages for Two Big Nights at the House of Blues. The annual Ponderosa Stomp Festival also includes a conference and exhibition. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of the very best legends on the music scene from young rising stars to the 95 year old Honeyboy Edwards of the Mississippi delta blues tradition!

Festival Dates October 3 - 5, 2013
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Festival Story:

The Ponderosa Stomp Foundation (PSF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the legacy, revitalizing the careers and preserving the history of the architects of American music. The music of the blues, soul, rockabilly, swamp pop, funk and New Orleans R&B;, are the building blocks of rock and roll, hip-hop and other contemporary music forms. Many of us sing along to songs, made popular by musicians as varied as Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, the Rolling Stones, the Ramones, and the Velvet Underground. But, sometimes the most unforgettable parts of a song come from the behind the scenes architects, not the face on the album cover. Yet, these musicians arent always recognized for their contributions to contemporary popular culture.

With many of these unsung heroes aging, it is essential to honor and capture their pioneering cultural contributions for generations to come. The Ponderosa Stomp Foundation achieves its mission through the presentation of unique and varied programming, ranging from music education initiatives in public schools and museums to an oral history project to the signature annual concert event, The Ponderosa Stomp. The Foundation is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit educational organization. Since its inception in 2001, we have put on over 70 shows employing more than 500 musical legends and given a forgotten generation of musicians a platform to perform - and reeducate - the public about their pioneering cultural contributions.

The Ponderosa Stomp relies on donor support to continue its work. To make a secure online donation, visit: for more information.


Festival Events:

Line-up 2010:
  • Duane Eddy
  • Sugar Pie DeSanto
  • Thee Midniters
  • Red Simpson and The Trashmen
  • Johnny Gimble
  • Barbara Lynn
  • Huelyn Duvall
  • Roy Head and Austin’s Eve
  • the Exiles
  • Homer Henderson
  • Johnny Allan
  • Warren Storm
  • Doug Ardoin
  • Bert Miller
  • Harry Anselmi
  • Vin Bruce
  • Lil Buck Sinegal & the Top Cats with Stanley Dural
  • Lazy Lester and the Lost Bayou Ramblers
  • Willie West
  • Wallace Johnson
  • Charles Brimmer
  • Joe Clay
  • Honeyboy Edwards
  • Wendy Rene
  • Tommy Brown
  • Young Jesse
  • and many, many more…


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Practical Info:

  • House of Blues
    New Orleans, Louisiana


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