PHOTOS: Treme v. The Wire Benefit Concert @ Tipitina’s Foundation – 5/11/12

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@ Tipitina's Uptown – 5/11/12 || Photo by Wesley Hodges

On Friday night, Tipitina’s Uptown played host to a special benefit for the Tipitina’s Foundation featuring bands and performers from New Orleans and the Baltimore / D.C. for a v. The Wire Battle of the Bands show. For New Orleans it was and and Lafayette Gilchrist and & The Backyard Band repped the B/D.C. area. Continue below for a video from Lafayette Gilchrist’s opening set and a photo gallery from the show (with guest appearances by the characters Omar, Lester, Bunk and DJ Davis Rogan).

Anwar Glover @ Tipitina's Uptown - 5/11/12 || Photo by Wesley Hodges
Professor Longhair Watching Over @ Tipitina's Uptown - 5/11/12 || Photo by Wesley Hodges
Galactic with Special Guests @ Tipitina's Uptown - 5/11/12 || Photo by Wesley Hodges
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Lafay Gilchrist
Lafayette Gilchrist @ Tipitina's Uptown - 5/11/12 || Photo by Wesley Hodges
Omar
Shamarr
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The Wire
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Zahn and Lambreaux