Fats Domino tribute concert, parade planned for Wednesday
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Trumpeter James Andrews says some of Fats Domino’s band members will be at a bar near Domino’s old New Orleans neighborhood for a tribute this week.
He said Monday that baritone sax player Roger Lewis and tenor sax player Elliott “Stackman” Callier (KY-yay) played with Domino and plan to be at Vaughan’s Lounge for a tribute to him Wednesday night.
Andrews says he and the Crescent City Allstars will be playing there Wednesday, and he will lead a second-line parade that evening from the bar to Domino’s house and back.
The lounge is near the edge of the Bywater neighborhood and across the Industrial Canal from the Lower 9th Ward, where Domino spent most of his life. It’s about a 1.4-mile (2¼-kilometer) walk from the bar to the house.