Acclaimed jazz-funk musician Trombone Shorty & his band Orleans Avenue are bringing the spirit of NOLA back to KettleHouse Amphitheater on Friday, July 1, 2022 for another epic Voodoo Threauxdown — a talent packed mini-festival featuring Tank and the Bangas, Big Freedia, Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr. ft. Dumpstaphunk playing the music of The Meters, and The Soul Rebels.
Troy Andrews a.k.a Trombone Shorty brought the Voodoo Threauxdown to Montana to celebrate New Orleans’ tricentennial in 2018 and it was an absolute blast to say the least. This 2022 lineup is just as stacked as the last time so we’re really looking forward to it… not to mention it’s on a Friday night in July, so it should be gorgeous!
If you’re not familiar with Trombone Shorty, he’s an insanely talented musician, most notably for playing — you guessed it — the trombone, but also the trumpet. We’ve seen him and his equally talented band, Orleans Avenue, grow from a sold out show at the Top Hat, to the Wilma, and as mentioned, to the Amp. It feels like each show is better than the last.
Together, the Voodoo Threauxdown artists have a laundry list of achievements, but here’s a few quick notes. Tank and the Bangas won the 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Contest and were nominated for a Grammy in 2020. Big Freedia helped popularize “bounce music,” was nominated for several awards, and had her voice sampled by Beyonce.
Big Freedia was named the 2022 Artist Ambassador for Independent Venue Week! “I wouldn’t be here without the independent venue. After performing in local clubs for years, it was the independent venues that were the first to book me to play for audiences beyond New Orleans,” said Freedia in a statement. “Live music is still recovering from a tough few years. We need to support independent venues now more than ever.”
George Porter Jr. was the bassist and singer of legendary and influential funk band, The Meters. He’ll be performing The Meters’ songs with Dumpstaphunk, whom Rolling Stone has called one of the “most prestigious modern funk ensembles.”
Cyril Neville is a percussionist and vocalist who was also a member of The Meters, and popular modern funk outfit, Galactic. The Soul Rebels were dubbed “the missing link between Public Enemy and Louis Armstrong” by the Village Voice.
There’s going to be plenty of collaboration throughout the evening on July 1st with a ton of improvisation, so do yourself a favor and do not miss this unparalleled performance!
PRESALE: Limited Logjam presale tickets will be available online only (while supplies last) from 10am to 10pm, Thursday, December 16th. A password will be provided via email after completing the Logjam Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.
PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets go on sale Friday, December 17th, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Top Hat in Missoula, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. General Admission Standing Pit tickets, Reserved Stadium Seating tickets and General Admission Lawn tickets are available. All ages are welcome. Shuttle and parking tickets for this event are also available for advance purchase here.
About Trombone Shorty's Voodoo Threauxdown
Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown is a curated mini-festival, a history of New Orleans music and a vision of where that music is headed in the 21st century. “I want to share the music and the vibe of my city,” Trombone Shorty says.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue’s music respects Crescent City traditions while pushing the boundaries of those traditions, adding pop, rock and hip-hop influences. “Allen Toussaint told me, ‘Learn everything you can, take everything you can from us, but don’t be us,’” Shorty says. “The responsibility put on me is to move the music forward.”
The other artists on the Threauxdown–Tank and the Bangas, Big Freedia, Cyril Neville the Uptown Ruler, George Porter, Jr. and Dumpstaphunk playing the music of The Meters, and The Soul Rebels–are of the same mindset. Together, they represent different generations coming together to celebrate and advance the sounds of New Orleans in one jam-packed night of live music and collaboration. “These are people that I grew up listening to, people I came up with, and people who have been inspired by me and my band. It’s the full package and an expression of what is unique and beautiful about New Orleans.”