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MUSIC LEGENDS THE NEVILLE BROTHERS TO BE HONORED AT

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 11, 2015

MUSIC LEGENDS THE NEVILLE BROTHERS TO BE HONORED AT

ALL-STAR FAREWELL CONCERT EVENT

 

 MAY 2ND AT THE SAENGER THEATRE NEW ORLEANS

 

NEVILLES FOREVER:

A CELEBRATION OF THE NEVILLE BROTHERS AND THEIR MUSIC

WILL FEATURE PERFORMANCES BY:

THE NEVILLE BROTHERS (AARON, ART, CHARLES, CYRIL),

WIDESPREAD PANIC, TROMBONE SHORTY, GALACTIC, ALLEN TOUSSAINT,

IRMA THOMAS, TERENCE BLANCHARD,

IVAN NEVILLE, JOHN BOUTTÉ,

ANDERS OSBORNE, IAN NEVILLE AND MANY MORE

 

TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY FEBRUARY 16 AT 10AM CST

VIA TICKETMASTER

 NEW ORLEANS, LA – February 11, 2015 – On Saturday, May 2nd, an extraordinary collection of music stars will come together for New Orleans’ concert event of the year, NEVILLES FOREVER: A CELEBRATION OF THE NEVILLE BROTHERS AND THEIR MUSIC, to bid farewell to a national music treasure. This farewell concert will take place at the Saenger Theatre, and will feature performances by: the Neville Brothers (Aaron, Art, Charles, Cyril), Widespread Panic, Trombone Shorty, Galactic, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Terence Blanchard, Ivan Neville, John Boutté, Anders Osborne and Ian Neville. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

 Tickets go on sale Monday, February 16 at 10am CST via Ticketmaster.com or at Ticketmaster locations or by phone at 800-745-3000. Fans can also purchase tickets at the Saenger Theatre Box Office Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm. Saturday hours vary by event. The address is 1111 Canal Street; New Orleans, LA; 70112.

 

Grammy Award-winner Don Was serves as music director and will lead an all-star band backing the performers at this incredible concert event taping. Keith Wortman is the creator and executive producer of the show, who recently produced large-scale concert events, music releases, and broadcast specials honoring music icons such as Johnny Cash, Levon Helm, Gregg Allman, Mavis Staples and Emmylou Harris amongst others. Wortman and Was were the producers of last year’s extraordinary concert event, The Musical Mojo of Dr. John. NEVILLES FOREVER: A CELEBRATION OF THE NEVILLE BROTHERS AND THEIR MUSIC will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional and digital media.

 

“I am honored to produce such an important show celebrating the Neville Brothers. Their music has meant everything to me and fans around the world,” says Wortman. “This will be one of those nights where every fan wishes they were in the building.”

 

“The Neville Brothers are the royal family of New Orleans funk,” says Was. “Individually each brother is a musical powerhouse unto himself, but when they play together they create musical magic. The fact that they’ve come home to New Orleans for this show makes it all the more special.”

 

For more information on NEVILLES FOREVER: A CELEBRATION OF THE NEVILLE BROTHERS AND THEIR MUSIC, please visit: http://nevillesforever.com 
 About the Neville Brothers:

Throughout their long careers as both solo performers and as members of the group that bore their family name, the Neville Brothers proudly carried the torch of their native     New Orleans’ rich R&B legacy. Although the four siblings — ArthurCharlesAaron, and Cyril — did not officially unite under the Neville Brothers aegis until 1977, all had crossed musical paths in the past, while also enjoying success with other unrelated projects: Eldest brother Art was the first to tackle a recording career, when in 1954 his high school band the Hawketts cut “Mardi Gras Mambo,” a song that later became the annual carnival’s unofficial anthem. Both Aaron and Charles later joined the Hawketts as well, and when Art joined the Navy in 1958, he handed Aaron the group’s vocal reins. In 1968, Allen Toussaint put together a house band for various recordings that eventually became the Meters, which featured Art without Aaron and Charles. In 1975, the Meters backed the Wild Tchoupitoulas and enlisted Aaron and Charles for the recording sessions. In 1977, they officially banded together as the Neville Brothers and they went on to create music history with iconic albums and classic songs such as:  “Yellow Moon,” “Sister Rosa,” “Mardi Gras Mambo,” “Fiyo on the Bayou,” “Live on Planet Earth,” “Brothers Keeper,” “Voodoo,” “Bird on a Wire,” “With God On Our Side,” “Hey Pocky Way,” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Drift Away,” “Liza Jane” and “Big Chief,” among many others.

 

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BIG GUAVA MUSIC FESTIVAL ADDS EXCITING NEW ACTS

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 11, 2015

BIG GUAVA

MUSIC FESTIVAL

ADDS EXCITING NEW ACTS

PRETTY LIGHTS ¤ AWOLNATION

ANDREW McMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS

NIGHT RIOTS ¤ SUNBEARS!

TO 2015 LINE-UP

FEATURING

THE STROKES

PIXIES ¤ HOZIER ¤ PASSION PIT ¤ RYAN ADAMS TV ON THE RADIO ¤ JAMES BLAKE

COLD WAR KIDS ¤ BANKS ¤ RUN THE JEWELS

JENNY LEWIS ¤ DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979

ACTION BRONSON ¤ BIG DATA ¤ IRATION

AND TONS MORE MUSIC ON FOUR STAGES!

 

Fri. & Sat., May 8 & 9, 2015

At the Florida State Fairgrounds And Amphitheatre

Two Full Days of Music, Thrill Rides, Craft Beers, Food Trucks and more!

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT

WWW.BIGGUAVAFEST.COM

 

Big Guava once again is adding outstanding performers to its already great line-up of musical stars at the Florida State Fairgrounds and Amphitheatre in Tampa, Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9.

Now included are Grammy nominated Pretty Lights; AWOLNATION, who have just released a hot new single; multi-million album seller Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, riding the wave of a critically acclaimed new self-titled album; Night Riots, currently the #1 spin on Alt Nation; and psych-pop outfit Sunbears!. They join this year’s exciting Big Guava Line-Up that includes:

The Strokes

Pixies ¤ Hozier ¤ Passion Pit ¤ Ryan Adams

TV On The Radio ¤ James Blake

Cold War Kids ¤ Banks ¤ Run the Jewels ¤ Jenny Lewis ¤ Death From Above 1979

Action Bronson ¤ Classixx ¤ Big Data ¤ Iration ¤ Milky Chance ¤ Robert DeLong

Lydia ¤ Reptar ¤ X Ambassadors ¤ A Silent Film ¤ Empires ¤ Paper Route

Zella Day ¤ Skylar Spence ¤ Ex-Cops ¤ Dreamers ¤ FMLYBND

 

What was ranked as one of the biggest and best Live Music Festivals in all of Florida, last year Big Guava saw more than 20,000 attendees flock to four stages of the best top live music acts, a Monster Midway of unlimited free thrilling and fast paced rides and the most unique food trucks that Tampa Bay has to offer as well as a variety of Craft Beer Gardens that provide refreshing libations for even the most discerning aficionados. And this year will be no exception! There is just no reason not to have the best time of your life! Music starts Friday, May 8 at 4PM and Saturday, May 9 at noon.

 

Tickets are on sale NOW! To purchase tickets go to www.bigguavafest.com, www.livenation.com, all TicketMaster outlets or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000.

All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.

 

2-Day Advance General Admission Pass – $115.00

These tickets include Free Unlimited Rides and General Admission to All Stages including the Amphitheatre (seats available on first come, first served basis).

 

2-Day Advance General Admission Pit Pass – $135.00

These tickets include Admission to the GA Pit Area in Front of All the Stages; Free Unlimited Rides .

 

There is also the one and only:

2-Day Advance Super Guava Pass – $350.00

This is the ultimate ticket to Big Guava and includes Free Unlimited Rides; : Premium Reserved Seat in Amphitheatre; Preferred viewing areas for all other stages; Access to Two Super Guava Lounges; Commemorative Super Guava Laminate and Poster; Complementary Non-Alcoholic Beverages; Specialty Food will be Available in Super Guava Lounges; Private Restrooms

 

Big Guava Music Festival is one of Florida’s biggest and best entertainment attractions! Don’t miss the Magic!

 

For more information go to:

http://www.bigguavafest.com