NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A full day of music with an all-star New Orleans lineup will benefit singer Charmaine Neville, who is being treated for a hereditary stroke disorder. At least two dozen acts are scheduled Sunday at the Westwego Farmer’s Market.
They include Dr. John; Marcia Ball; The Young Nevilles; Kermit Ruffins, Jo-El Sonnier and Rocking Dopsie Jr.
Dr. Paul Harch of West Jefferson Medical Center has been donating hyperbaric oxygen treatments to Neville, the daughter of Neville Brothers saxophone player Charles Neville, according to WWL-TV (http://bit.ly/Ldu86m).
The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/KCRxgO ) reports that Neville has generally maintained her weekly Monday night gig at Snug Harbor, but has had to reduce her performance schedule because of her medical condition.
Sunday’s benefit is to raise money for her living expenses and further treatment.
Tickets are $10 at the gate. Folding chairs are allowed, but ice chests are not. Food and beverages will be sold, also for Neville’s benefit. Saints and Louisiana State University memorabilia will be auctioned and raffled. Gates open at 11 a.m. with the Red Hot Brass Band. The concert begins at noon and will end around 6 p.m.