Sweetland Amphitheatre announces a new music series in partnership with Wild Leap Brew Co. sponsored by Pure Life Studios. The three-part concert series will be hosted by Wild Leap Brewing Co. on the outdoor plaza stage or inside of the brewhouse, depending on weather conditions.
Saturday, June 9: The Steel Woods with special guest Drew Dixon
Saturday, August 4: Jon Stickley Trio with special guests Grandpa’s Cough Medicine and 10 String Symphony
Friday September 7: Rebirth Brass Band with special guests Maggie Koerner and Front Porch Collective
The three-part series will feature national, regional, and local acts, showcasing genres of music from southern rock to bluegrass to funk and soul. Local food vendors will be present at each concert. In addition to the wide variety of craft beers offered by Wild Leap Brew Co., Sweetland will be offering wine and mixed beverages.
Ticket prices for each concert will be $15 in advance and $20 on the night of the concert. Series tickets will be available for $40.00 from Thursday, April 5 until Monday, April 30, which will grant access to all three concerts. All concerts will be General Admission, standing room only with limited seating available. Single tickets go on sale this Friday, April 6 at 10 a.m. All concerts are all ages. Gates will open at 7 p.m.
About Rebirth Brass Band: Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they’ve also extended themselves into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound. “Rebirth can be precise whenever it wants to,” says The New York Times, “but it’s more like a party than a machine. It’s a working model of the New Orleans musical ethos: as long as everybody knows what they’re doing, anyone can cut loose.” In the wake of the sometimes- stringent competition amongst New Orleans brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down.