Medicine Show 15, this year's presentation of the annual concert benefitting the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music at UL will be held Nov. 26 at the Vermilionville Performance Center.

The concert began 15 years ago to memorialize the late Dr. Tommy Comeaux. The beloved physician and musician died in a bicycling accident in 1997.

The Vermilionville Performance Center’s doors will open at 7 p.m. and show time is at 8 p.m. with an amazing line-up of musicians to include Sonny Landreth performing with his band and special guests, including Al Berard and Steve Conn. More musicians are expected to be added to the line up soon.

A limited number of tickets will be sold for this event. Tickets go on sale Oct. 1 on the Bayou Vermilion website, and at the Vermilionville gift shop. Advance tickets are $20 plus a $2 service fee.

The evening will include live music and dancing. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. KRVS 88.7 FM will host a live broadcast of the concert and a simulcast worldwide via krvs.org. Raffle tickets will be sold along with Medicine Show t-shirts and posters designed by Megan Barra.

Concert proceeds and tax-deductible contributions make it possible to hire regional musicians to teach classes and workshops in traditional music on the UL campus, develop on-campus residencies by musicians, offer student scholarships, purchase instruments for student use and more.

The Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music
Dr. Tommy Comeaux (1952-1997) was head of pathology at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center and a multi-instrumentalist known for his wide-ranging talents and his heartfelt generosity.

He was accomplished on guitar, dobro, mandolin and bass, and he was a member of BeauSoleil, The Basin Brothers, The Clickin’ Chickens, Coteau and several other bands. In music as in medicine, he was known for his warm spirit and his willingness to play supporting roles, often letting others have the spotlight. He received four Grammy nominations while a member of BeauSoleil.