Music Park: The Revivalists @ Wolf Trap — 8/19/18

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David Shaw of The Revivalists shares a moment with a fan at Wolf Trap on Aug. 19, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Every Sunday, around sunset, my emotional slide into a pre-work week slump begins, but not this past weekend. This Sunday, I took a trip to the Filene Center at Wolf Trap to catch The Revivalists. The 8-piece band from New Orleans provided a heavy dose of high-energy alt-rock that was the perfect cure for the Sunday blues.

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Snapshots: Trombone Shorty @ Wolf Trap — 8/17/18

VoodooThreauxdown Trombone Shorty performs at Wolf Trap on Aug. 17, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

The City of New Orleans celebrates its 300th Anniversary in 2018. To celebrate his hometown’s tricentennial, its rich cultural heritage, and its unique flavor of music, Trombone Shorty handpicked an all-star line-up of Crescent City musicians to tour the nation as Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown. The revue brought the spirit and the sound of New Orleans to Wolf Trap on Friday.

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Snapshots: Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ Wolf Trap — 8/17/18

VoodooThreauxdown Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs at Wolf Trap on Aug. 17, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band played a high-energy, get-out-of-your-seat and dance-inspiring set Friday at Wolf Trap. The band is one-fourth of the Trombone Shorty Voodoo Threauxdown tour along with Trombone Shorty, Galactic, and New Breed Jazz Band.

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Snapshots: Jon Cleary @ The Soundry — 8/9/18

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Jon Cleary performs at The Soundry on Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Fresh off a European tour with Bonnie Raitt’s band, Grammy Award winner and New Orleans funkmaster Jon Cleary paid a visit to The Soundry in Columbia, Maryland, recently to deliver a smokin’ hot, 90-minute R&B/funk/soul performance. Jon is currently touring in support his newest album, Dyna-Mite, published by Thirty Tigers in July.

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Snapshots: Big Sam’s Funky Nation @ The Hamilton — 6/23/18

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Big Sam’s Funky Nation performs at The Hamilton on June 23, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

New Orleans’ Big Sam’s Funky Nation brought the NOLA funk to The Hamilton Live on Saturday, and the audience, all on their feet and grooving, loved it!

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Don’t Miss: Big Sam’s Funky Nation @ The Hamilton, 6/23/18

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Big Sam’s Funky Nation (Photo by Willow Haley)

Big Sam’s Funky Nation dropped Songs in the Key of Funk, the band’s latest album, on May. Now, the funky jazz collective from New Orleans performs at The Hamilton Live on Saturday, June 23.

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