Preservation Hall, the off-Bourbon Street institution, is, yes, in the midst of a golden anniversary. It'll celebrate at New York's Carnegie Hall in January, and joining the band are the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Del McCoury Band, GIVERS, Mos Def, My Morning Jacket, Tao Seeger, Allen Toussaint and Trombone Shorty.
In conjunction with the anniversary, the Louisiana State Museum at the Old U.S. Mint opened Preservation Hall at 50, which tells the history of the band and hall through artifacts, photographs, film and audio clips, interviews and oral histories. The exhibit is open now and through 2012.
If you want to catch the Jan. 7 show at Carnegie, tickets are on sale this Friday, Dec. 2.