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George Porter Jr.

Evanston SPACE

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM (CDT)

George Porter Jr.

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
GA Standing Room Only
Standing room only. There are no seats in this section.
Apr 13, 2018 $27.00 $6.01
Reserved Table Seat
One seat at a reserved table. Tables for this show may be on the sides of the room with possible obstruction. Your table number is assigned day-of and based on transaction time. If you purchase more than 1 seat, your party will be seated together.
Apr 13, 2018 $45.00 $9.52

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Event Details

DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pm

Genre: Rhythm & blues | Funk

Bassist extraordinaire George Porter, Jr. is a seminal part of THE legendary rhythm section of The Meters. Along with Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli and Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste, the group is renowned as innovators of R&B / Funk sound of New Orleans.

Few bass players are as storied as George Porter Jr. and the New Orleans native continues to work to push boundaries. During the course of a career spanning more then four decades, Porter has not only made a deep impression with his work in the Meters, but he’s notched session work with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffett, David Byrne, Patti LaBelle, Robbie Robertson, Tori Amos, Taj Mahal, Ryan Montbleau and live performances with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Warren Haynes, John Scofield, Steve Kimock, Eric Krasno (and including recent studio releases with Warren Haynes and Bill Kreutzmann).

Early in his career, Porter worked with seminal New Orleans artists like Allen Toussaint, Earl King, Lee Dorsey, and Johnny Adams, Irma Thomas, The Lastie Brothers to only name a few. Porter is also the band leader of his own unique long term project the Runnin’ Pardners, well respected not only as a quintessential New Orleans band, the touring band continues to receive accolades on the jam band and festival scene. He has assembled some seasoned and talented musicians to join him on this project. Familiar Pardners – Brint Anderson (guitar) and, Michael Lemmler (keyboards) and rising stars on the New Orleans music scene Khris Royal (saxophone) and Terrence Houston (drums). George Porter Jr. plans to keep a smile on his face. “I feel like I am working towards something that will be remembered.”



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Unless otherwise indicated, all of our shows are all ages. Please bring a valid ID

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? There is plenty of metered parking along both Dempster St. and Chicago Ave., and meters do not need to be fed after 9pm. Residential street parking is free after 6pm Monday through Saturday. Street parking is free on Sunday. SPACE is located one block east of the Dempster Purple Line Stop. 

What can I bring into the event? SPACE has a full bar with an exciting array of cocktails and an extensive beer list. While we do not serve food in our venue, customers are welcome to bring in pizza from Union, the restaurant up front. No outside food or beverages are allowed inside.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? For questions regarding your order, please email or call 847.492.8860.

What's the refund policy? All tickets are non-refundable.  

Have questions about George Porter Jr.? Contact Evanston SPACE

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1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM (CDT)

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