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The Tipping Point concert recognized by national media

October 23, 2019 12:45 PM
Faith Dawson fdawson@tulane.edu
Kennedy Center Honoree Mavis Staples is a headliner at The Tipping Point, a 2019 musical event that supports Tulane University. The concert takes place Nov. 1 at The Fillmore New Orleans. (Photo by Mike Downs)


Tulane’s annual Tipping Point concert is receiving some major national coverage in the music world, with recent mentions in Billboard magazine and on Grammy.com.

Billboard wrote that Tulane “is believed to be the first college in the U.S. to present an annual concert series on this level.” Every year the Tipping Point lineup includes legendary musical acts and a variety of New Orleans’ most talented performers.

The magazine also highlighted Tipping Point executive producer UpperWest Music Group, whose co-founder, Greg Williamson, is married to Tulane alumna Kate Yulman (NC ’05). UpperWest Music Group has produced other concerts such as Love Rocks NYC, and considers philanthropy part of its core mission.

This year’s stellar program includes headliners Mavis StaplesChris Robinson, Anders Osborne, Larkin PoeJimmy VivinoAmy Helm and Tash Neal, as well as local legends George Porter Jr.Ivan Neville and Cyril Neville. Actor and comedian Jeff Garlin (“The Goldbergs,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) will host the event. The Tipping Point, which will be held Friday, Nov. 1, at The Fillmore New Orleans, will be musically directed by Eric Krasno and will feature Mark Mullins and Levee Horns.

Tulane faculty and staff can buy tickets for $100 each, a $50 discount. (Click here to buy faculty and staff tickets.)

Producers promise that the 2019 Tipping Point will be a memorable night for enjoying music, friends, Tulane and New Orleans.

Click here to learn more about The Tipping Point or to purchase general admission tickets.