Home | Biography | Concerts | News | Shop | Gallery | Videos | Links

The Dixie Cups


Welcome to
The Dixie Cups - Official Site

The Dixie Cups at Loyola University 3-7-24

Dear friends,
Rosa Hawkins's birthday is coming up on October 23 - the second since she left us to be with the Lord last year. We respectfully ask that you wish Rosa a Happy Heavenly Birthday by donating to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in her name. Just click on the link to visit the donation page, choose the amount you'd like to give, and check the box next to Dedicate your gift in honor or memory.
Thank you for your support and for helping to keep Rosa's memory alive.
The Dixie Cups

Click on the link to visit The Dixie Cups on Facebook!

NOW AVAILABLE: The70th anniversary reissue of The Dixie Cups' Chapel of Love LP, featuring the previously unreleased track "No True Love." Please head over to the Merchandise page for ordering details.

The Dixie Cups - Chapel of Love

Additional merchandise, including Rosa Hawkins' book Chapel of Love, will be available for purchase on this website soon! Watch this space for details.

Chapel of Love by Rosa Hawkins

MAY 2022
The Dixie Cups extend sincere thanks to the fans who attended their shows in New Orleans on April 24 and May 1, 2022--the French Quarter Festival and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival respectively. Barbara Hawkins is grateful for those who came out to support her as she performed for the first time without her sister, Rosa, who passed in January of this year. In addition, a special thank-you to the hundred or so fans who remained in place at the FQF even after it started raining during the Dixie Cups' set; your presence was noticed and greatly appreciated. Fans and supporters like you are the reason the Dixie Cups will continue performing and making personal appearances. It was Rosa's wish that we carry on and keep the music alive. We appreciate you all for your dedication and support.

Rosa Lee Hawkins, 1945-2022

Rosa Lee Hawkins
1945 - 2022

Dear friends,

With a heavy heart we share the news that our beloved Rosa Lee Hawkins went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. She was a mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend as well as a performer, songwriter, and model - runway - formal and informal. She became a modeling instructor, first for Barbizon School of Modeling in New Orleans, LA and, after Hurricane Katrina, for John Casablanca Modeling School in Tampa, Florida. Rosa was a kind-hearted lady who will be missed by all of us who loved her.

Thank you all for your love and support.

~The Dixie Cups

Please feel free to leave your condolences in the guestbook for Rosa Lee Hawkins on Legacy.com.

If you would like to pay tribute to Rosa's memory, in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to MusiCares. This organization "helps the humans behind music because music gives so much to the world ... Offering preventive, emergency, and recovery programs, MusiCares is a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community" (text from the MusiCares website). There are two ways to donate:
*Via the MusiCares website—Family members and friends can visit https://www.musicares.org/donations to make a donation through the website. Please check the box stating “Give in honor or in memory” on the first page. This will enable donors to note Rosa’s name, as well as provide an email address to receive notification of the donation immediately. The donor will also receive their tax receipt immediately, as donations to MusiCares are tax deductible.
*Via check
—Family members and friends can similarly donate via check. Donors should note in the memo Rosa's name and that it is a donation in her honor. They will receive their tax receipt within a few months. Donation checks may be mailed to our LA office at the following address:
Attn: Business Affairs
3030 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404


Dear friends,
The love and support from all of you on the passing of our beloved Rosa Lee Hawkins has been truly overwhelming. New shows are being added to the Dixie Cups' itinerary, and Barbara Hawkins will be most grateful to the friends and fans who come out to show their support as she performs for the first time without her sister. Please scroll down (or visit the Concerts page) for details on upcoming appearances.


Now playing: "Iko Iko" by The Dixie Cups. To stop or re-start the music, please click on the player below.

The Dixie Cups

(Clockwise from upper left) Rosa Hawkins, Barbara Hawkins, Athelgra Neville

~Upcoming Appearances~
October 30 – November 6, 2022
Book your cabin before it's too late!
The Dixie Cups join other legendary artists from the Doo Wop era for a trip back to the '50s and '60s to revisit the best years of our lives. There's nothing better than seven nights full of our favorite hits! Come join us as we bring back the memories of those incredible years of sock hops, poodle skirts and hula hoops. The cruise experience will feature exclusive artist interactive events, including Q&As and panel discussions, wine tasting, vow renewal, game shows, and more! And remember, if you have sailed with the Malt Shop Memories Cruise in the past, you're entitled to receive their Alumni rate--the lowest rate currently available.
Where and when
Sailing: October 30 – November 6, 2022
Ports of Call: From Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Half Moon Cay,
San Juan, and St. Thomas
Ship: Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam
How to join the fun
Click here to book online
Or call 855-977-2442
Contact The Dixie Cups at: TheDixieCups@yahoo.com

NEW (2021): Chapel of Love: The Story of New Orleans Girl Group the Dixie Cups by Rosa Hawkins & Steve Bergsman. Click on the title to order your copy directly from the publisher! Also available for purchase from major online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble; links below.

From the publisher: Chapel of Love: The Story of New Orleans Girl Group the Dixie Cups explores the ups and downs of one of the most successful girl groups of the early 1960s. Telling their story for the first time, in their own words, Chapel of Love reintroduces the Louisiana Music Hall of Famers to a new audience.

Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups

Chapel of Love is also available as an e-book. Click on the graphic below to visit the product page on Amazon, read a sample from the book via Kindle's "Look inside" feature, and order your copy in either format (e-book or hardcover).

Also available from Barnes & Noble in hardcover or Nook (e-book) format.
Wall Street Journal review by David Kirby - tweeted by co-author Steve Bergsman. (Note--if the tweet below is not displaying properly in your browser, please click here to see it on Twitter.)

Also check out the review and photo gallery on AZCentral (Arizona Republic)!

A message for all first responders from The Dixie Cups
(Note—if video does not appear below, please click here to view on YouTube.)

1964 ~~~ 2022

The Dixie Cups 50th Anniversary Tote

Newest item in our "store"—The Dixie Cups 50th Anniversary Tote! Click on the graphic on the left to visit our Merchandise page for ordering details.

The Dixie Cups - Hanky

Buy your hanky and come 2nd line to the chapel with The Dixie Cups!  Click on the graphic on the left for ordering details.  And watch this space for more concert dates as they are added to the itinerary.
Oh, and by the way - we now accept PayPal, so you can order official merchandise from The Dixie Cups with just a few clicks of your mouse and the item(s) will be delivered right to your home or PO box!

Thank you for visiting our site.  Please sign the guestbook while you're here.  We'd love to hear from you!

Sign Our Guestbook  View Our Guestbook

For site issues, please contact webmaster (webmistress?) Laura at oldiesconnection@yahoo.com