TAOS ― Some of the biggest names in modern jazz, jam and funk will converge in Taos for one night only at Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown, a touring New Orleans-style music festival, Saturday, Sept. 22 at Kit Carson Park.
Doors for the festival open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 in advance and $66 the day of with kids 12 and under only $12.
Voodoo Threauxdown celebrates the Crescent City’s tri-centennial with eight performers on the line-up and a multitude of sound – from brass band blare and deep-groove funk, to blues and hip-hop/pop. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have teamed up to to bring the award-winning French Quarter legends, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and their 50 years of historic New Orleans music to Northern New Mexico.
Festival attendees can also expect musical acts like Galactic, an American funk and jam band, up-and-coming brass outfit New Breed Brass Band, and special guest appearances from Cyril Neville and Walter Wolfman Washington.
Lawn and camping-style chairs are welcome at the event, outside food and beverages are not allowed.
More…Trombone Shorty, the beloved bandleader, singer, songwriter and hornblower was born Troy Andrews, and was raised in one of the Tremé’s most musical families. Andrews got his well-known musical name when he picked up his instrument at the age of four. By eight, he led his own band in parades, halls and even bars. In his teens, Andrews had played all over the world with the Neville Brothers and joined Lenny Kravitz’ band after high school graduation. He has worked with the biggest names in rock, pop, jazz, funk and hip-hop including Macklemore, Madonna, Dierks Bentley, Mark Ronson, the Foo Fighters, and more.
“Taos in in for a treat Sept. 22 – the Voodoo Threauxdown line-up is a who’s who of New Orleans musicians,” said Karina Armijo, director of marketing and tourism for the Town of Taos. “We are excited to get a taste of what the legendary New Orleans music scene has to offer!”