River Music Experience, Downtown Rock Island and the Bix Jazz Society present…
NOLA Block Party featuring Tuba Skinny
At the Great River Plaza in Downtown Rock Island (2nd Avenue pedestrian mall)
Kil's One Nighter, New Orleans In Rock Island, Dreams At Mockingbird And More In Your FUN10!Sponsored by Illinois Casualty Company, Holiday Inn Rock Island, Rock Island Brewing Company, Daiquiri Factory and The Arena
Saturday, Sept. 18
Gate and food vendors open at 6 p.m.; Music starts at 7 p.m.
Admission: FREE – Donations will be accepted at the gate to support the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Hurricane Ida Disaster Fund
Rock Island Brewing Company (RIBCO), Daiquiri Factory and The Arena will be serving beverages from inside their establishments, and patrons may bring them into the fenced-in area of the Plaza.
In addition to the brick-and-mortar bars and restaurants in Downtown Rock Island, Pee Wee’s Restaurant and Tacos Al Vapor will be serving food at the fenced-in event.
*No outside food or beverages permitted*
*Feel free to bring your own chair*
ABOUT THE BAND…
Genre: Traditional New Orleans Street Jazz
Formed in 2009, Tuba Skinny has steadily evolved from a loose collection of street musicians into a solid ensemble dedicated to bringing the traditional New Orleans sound to audiences around the world. Drawing on a wide range of musical influences-from spirituals to Depression-era blues, from ragtime to traditional jazz-their sound evokes the rich musical heritage of their New Orleans home. The band has gained a loyal following through their distinctive sound, their commitment to reviving long-lost songs, and their barnstorming live performances.
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