With a name taken from a classic jam by vaunted New Orleans pianist Professor Longhair, Tipitina’s is among the Big Easy’s most beloved venues — so when news broke earlier this year that its ownership had fallen on tough financial times, it was a crisis. But in a feel-good story, hometown heroes and Tipitina’s mainstay Galactic purchased the venue.

Galactic at Tipitina's (from left): Richard Vogel, Jeff Raines, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio and Ben Ellman. (...

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