Ponderosa Stomp 7th Annual
Music Festival

House of Blues, New Orleans April 29th and 30th, 2008

Ronnie Spector, Mary Weiss, Roky Erickson, Nathaniel Mayer, William Bell

*This is from the 2008 festival, Current Ponderosa Stomp info can be found here.

Back in New Orleans on Three Stages for Two Big Nights, In Between the Jazz Fest Weekends

Ponderosa Stomp #7, 2008 Music Festival Lineup

Night 1
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008:

Wardell Quezergue and His Rhthm and Blues Revue with Special Guests Jean Knight, Tammy Lynn, and Tony Owens with Special Guests Mac Rebennack and Zigaboo Modeliste

Barbara Lynn

Mary Weiss

Lil Buck and The Top Cats with Stanley Buckwheat Zydeco Dural

Lazy Lester

Earl Stanley and the Stereos featuring Skip Easterling and Eddie Powers

Tail Dragger & his Chicago Blues band

The Collins Kids

The Bo Keys

Roy Head

William Bell

Betty Harris

Hayden Thompson

Sonny Burgess

Joe Clay

Dale Hawkins

Deke Dickerson & the Eccofonics

Louisiana Red

Barrence Whitfield

James Blood Ulmer

Travis Wammack

Al Johnson

Rockie Charles

Tammy Lynn

Warren Storm

Herbert Hardesty

Night 2
April 30th, 2008:

Syl Johnson

The Hi Rhythm Section

Ronnie Spector

Roky Erickson and the Explosives

Question Mark and The Mysterians

James Crawford and Davell Crawford

The Mighty Hannibal

Eddie Bo

The Green Fuz

King Lloyd Band

Jay Chevalier

Margaret Lewis

Tommy McLain

Warren Storm

Guitar Lightnin

The Haunted Hearts

Henry Gray

Herbert Hardesty

Little Freddie King

Wiley and The Checkmates

Roscoe Robinson

Ralph "Soul" Jackson

Herman Hitson

Dave Bartholomew, Bobby Parker and Nathaniel Mayer will not be appearing at the Ponderosa Stomp this year.

Lazy Lester, ? and the Mysterians, The Collins Kids, Barbara Lynn, Syl Johnson

Ponderosa Stomp Performance Schedule with Times and Stages

Ponderosa Stomp Music Conference

April 29th, and 30th 2008, 12pm -5pm.

Oral histories and moderated panel discussions at the historic Cabildo in New Orleans French Quarter. Sponsored by the Louisiana State Museum and the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.

Music Writers and Experts: Peter Guralnick, Holly George Warren, Andria Lisle, Jim O'Neal, Michael Hurtt, John Broven, George Paulus.

Musicians: Barbara Lynn, Tammy Lynn, Harold Batiste, Lazy Lester, Roy Head, Dale Hawkins, Zigaboo Modeliste, Bob French, John Boudreaux, Hayden Thompson, and Sonny Burgess.

Music Industry: Joe Bihari- owner of RPM, Modern and Flair record labels and Bob Sullivan - original engineer of the Louisiana Hayride from 1949-1959.

Read more about the Ponderosa Stomp Music Conference


Tickets for the Seventh Annual Ponderosa Stomp are on sale now. Tickets are $45 per night, general admission. Re-entry and photography are allowed. Tickets are available through TicketMaster (Buy tickets online for Night One, and Night Two) and at the House of Blues ticket office in New Orleans. House of Blues Directions.

Hotel Information

Rooms are available for the nights of April 28th, 29th, 30th and May 1st, 2008 at the Holiday Inn Express, 221 Carondelet Street, New Orleans just five blocks from the House of Blues. The special rate is $79.00 single/double occupancy.

Please call 1-888-211-3447 to make your reservations. Please request the Ponderosa Stomp rate when booking the reservations to receive the special rate. Guests will not be able to get the special rate without mentioning the Ponderosa Stomp.

No more rooms are available at the French Market Inn at the special rate


Ponderosa Stomp Foundation is supported by a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division For The Arts and the National Endowment For The Arts.

Other sponsors include: The House of Blues®, Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, New Orleans Fine Hotels, Louisiana State Museum, Renew Our Music, American Luxury Limousines, Louisiana Music Factory, New Orleans Music Exchange, Wax Poetic, Offbeat

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