Friday, July 01, 2011

Rebirth Brass Band to play
Saturday, July 23 at Bandwagon Hall

New Orleans' Rebirth Brass Band (pictured) is returning to St. Louis for a concert at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at Bandwagon Hall, 2151 Lemay Ferry Rd. in south county.

While they're in town, RBB also will appear as guest performers with the Compton Heights Concert Band at two free outdoor concerts, on Sunday, July 24 at Francis Park and Monday, July 25 at Tower Grove Park.

The RBB last played in St. Louis in October 2010 at The Gramophone. They've just completed "A Night in Treme," a short tour with several other New Orleans acts sponsored by HBO to help promote the TV series Treme.

On this trip to St. Louis, they'll be playing a venue that is largely unfamiliar to local music fans. Online directories list Bandwagon Hall as a bingo hall, and photos show what appears to be a former furniture store located in a strip mall. The hall has hosted at least one previous music event, a Johnny Cash tribute show back in February that also was promoted by the Compton Heights Concert Band.

Tickets for Rebirth Brass Band at Bandwagon Hall are $20 each, and can be purchased from Brown Paper Tickets by calling 1-800-838-3006 or online.

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