***Please read details. Tickets at the door only. This is not our usual free-admission-pass-the-hat operation. Seated show with no standing room. Parties larger than 2 may be split***

$20 cash cover at the door / General Admission / Special Creole menu (see below!)
Shows at 7:30pm (6:30pm doors) and 10pm (9:30pm doors) 


We will change the house between performances in order to accommodate everyone in our small space. (There are plenty of local bars/restaurants nearby for anyone who misses the first performance and wants to wait for the second elsewhere.)

Bar LunÀtico is excited to host our good friend and 2015 Grammy-winning recording artist, Jon Cleary! Jon's last appearance here was an early defining moment for us. We're getting a lot of calls about this show and in order to accommodate everyone who wants to come, we are going to begin early and offer two separate concerts! (Details above.)

While thoroughly steeped in the classic Crescent City keyboard canon – from Jelly Roll Morton to Fats Domino to Art Neville, James Booker, and beyond – Jon uses that century’s worth of pianistic brilliance as a point of departure to forge his own unique and eclectic style. His sound incorporates such far-flung influences as ‘70s soul, gospel music, funk, Afro-Caribbean (and especially Afro-Cuban) rhythms and more. “I love New Orleans R&B, “ Cleary explains. “I’m a student of it – and a fan, first and foremost. But there’s little point in just going back and re-recording the old songs – although on my live solo shows, especially in New Orleans, I make a point of trying to keep the fast- disappearing tradition of the R&B pianist/singer alive by playing the old songs that are in danger of being forgotten. As for recording, however, I think the greatest New Orleans R&B records are the ones that built on what went before but also added something new. By writing new songs you get to channel all the music you absorb through your own individual set of filters – and the fun is in seeing what emerges.”

Aside from his solo career, Jon is known for recording and touring with Taj Mahal, John Scofield, Dr. John and, most notably, Bonnie Raitt. As a songwriter, he has written and co-written songs with and for Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal and the decade that he spent working with Raitt inspired her to unabashedly dub Cleary “the ninth wonder of the world.”