Post by doctorfunkenstein on Apr 7, 2009 10:50:28 GMT -5
Many of you may have heard about the Backbeat Jazzfest Series by now - but we've added NEW ARTISTS so take another look! :: 20+ evening shows presented by Backbeat Presents at four of the top venues in New Orleans. This year Backbeat is partnering with the Louisiana Campaign For Tobacco Free Living to make all shows as part of the series SMOKE FREE!
The heavy weights are confirmed, the special guests are being announced and we're still not finished adding shows!
A few highlights of this year's stellar lineup include Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Booker T with Hill Country Revue; Big Sam’s Funky Nation, (Grammy Award Winners) Grupo Fantasma, Soul Rebels Brass Band and Brownout!; Tim Reynolds & TR3 w/ On The One; Ghostland Observatory w/ special guest tba; Cyril Neville (Album Release Party) with Tab Benoit & Jumpin Johnny Sansone PLUS The Wild Magnolias with Big Chief Bo Dollis and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux; Soulive with the Shady Horns & special guest Nigel Hall + Benevento/Russo Duo with special guests; Medeski, Martin & Wood with DJ Logic; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (late night); Toubab Krewe; Marco Benevento Trio / Bustle In Your Hedgerow, and many many more!
Check www.backbeatpresents.com for the full lineup and ticketing info - and if you're on Facebook and would like to get in on our up to date announcements, additions and friendly banter, click the below link and become a group member of the 4th Annual Backbeat Jazzfest Series.
Backbeat Presents will present shows at The Studio At Colton Theater for the first time. The Studio At Colton at 2300 St. Claude Avenue, is a post-Katrina grass-roots conversion project of an old public school. Through the sweat of the residents, classrooms have been renovated into artist studios space and there is public assembly space including a 1000 capacity theater with a large built-in stage. It has a large open space in front of the stage and some theatre style seating toward the back. The Prospect 1 International Art Biennial featured some events and exhibits there and it is where Krewe du Vieux held their Mardi Gras Ball this year. It is located on the burgeoning St. Claude arts corridor that has generated a good bit of development interest from the artistic and real estate communities. It is walking distance from famed Frenchmen Street and on a major bus line (and 1 block from the Hi-Ho Lounge).
All Show are 18 to enter 21+ to drink and are non-smoking!
Here's the lineup with links for more information and tickets. If you're heading down to Jazz Fest this year and are looking for night shows to hit, it is DEFINITELY worth your attention!
Initial Lineup of the 4th Annual Backbeat Jazzfest Concert Series
And here are the official rules and the shows you will be entered to win tickets to:
Provide your full name and email below to enter to win a pair of free tickets for each of the shows listed below at the Colton Theater:
Thursday April 30th 10pm BONERAMA / MIDNITE DISTURBERS feat. Kevin O'Day, Stanton Moore & Ben Ellman (Galactic), Big Sam, Troy Andrews (Trombone Shorty), Mark Mullins (Bonerama)
Friday May 1st 10pm Icons Among Us Tour SOULIVE w/ The Shady Horns & Russel Gunn plus special guest Nigel Hall + BENEVENTO/RUSSO DUO Presented by Don Q and Rums of Puerto Rico
Saturday May 2nd 2am Late Show TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE w/ DJ LOGIC
Winners will be selected starting at 5pm on Thursday the 30th. If you enter to win after that time, you can still win tickets for Friday’s and Saturday’s shows. Additional winners will be selected by 5pm Friday May 1st and 5pm on Saturday May 2nd. All winners will be put on the guest list which will be at the Studio At Colton Theater Box Office.
Now, the word on the streets is that there will be multiple winners chosen and that if you enter your odds of winning tickets to one, two, or even ALL THREE SHOWS are VERY, VERY GOOD!
I would highly suggest y'all get over to that page and ENTER!!!