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Zydeco Dance Party: Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

One of the most influential accordionists and vocalists in modern zydeco music, Jeffery Broussard continues to be one of the genre’s most dynamic performers. Broussard began his career with traditional zydeco music playing drums in his father’s band, Delton Broussard & The Lawtell Playboys. After developing the nouveau zydeco sound as a member of the…

Galactic / Cory Wong / Nate Smith + Kinfolk

Galactic draws on 25 years together in order to progress with each performance and subsequent record. After 10 albums, over 2,000 gigs and tens of millions of streams, the proud New Orleans, Louisiana quintet—Ben Ellman (saxophone, harmonica), Robert Mercurio (bass), Stanton Moore (drums, percussion), Jeffrey Raines (guitar) and Richard Vogal (keyboards)—are the rare collective who…

The Alt with Oisín McAuley / Téada

The beautiful mountain Knocknarea in Ireland’s County Sligo is said to be the final resting place of the ancient Irish warrior-queen Maeve. The ‘Alt’ is a storied glen on the side of Knocknarea, and it was in the shadow of this glen in the little village of Coolaney that the three master Irish traditional musicians…

The Alt with Oisín McAuley / Téada

The beautiful mountain Knocknarea in Ireland’s County Sligo is said to be the final resting place of the ancient Irish warrior-queen Maeve. The ‘Alt’ is a storied glen on the side of Knocknarea, and it was in the shadow of this glen in the little village of Coolaney that the three master Irish traditional musicians…

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba / Jake Blount, Nic Gareiss & Laurel Premo

Bassekou Kouyate is one of the true masters of the ngoni, an ancient traditional lute found throughout West Africa. He has collaborated with many notable musicians in and outside of Mali, including Ali Farka Touré, Toumani Diabaté, Taj Mahal and Béla Fleck. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba is an ensemble with unusual instrumentation, including three…

NOON30: Téada

This is a mid-day encore performance by Irish traditional music band Téada featuring Oisín Mac Diarmada on fiddle, Paul Finn on accordion, Damien Stenson on flute, Seán McElwain on guitar and Tristan Rosenstock on bodhrán. For more information on Téada see page 41. “Téada…determinedly keep the traditional flag flying at full mast…they imbue their music…

Zydeco Dance Party: Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

One of the most influential accordionists and vocalists in modern zydeco music, Jeffery Broussard continues to be one of the genre’s most dynamic performers. Broussard began his career with traditional zydeco music playing drums in his father’s band, Delton Broussard & The Lawtell Playboys. After developing the nouveau zydeco sound as a member of the…

Cajun Dance Party: The Lost Bayou Ramblers

The Grammy Award-winning Cajun band the Lost Bayou Ramblers continues to excite, challenge and redefine both genre expectations and cultural preconceptions. Founded in 1999 by brothers Andre and Louis Michot, the last five years have brought them a feature on Jack White’s American Epic, score contributions to the Oscar-nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild…

Stanton Moore Trio / Roosevelt Collier

Stanton Moore is a Grammy Award-winning drummer, educator and performer born and raised in New Orleans. He is especially connected to his hometown city, its culture and collaborative spirit. In the early ‘90s, Moore helped found the New Orleans-based essential funk band Galactic (see page 32), who continue to amass a worldwide audience via recording…

Stanton Moore Trio / Roosevelt Collier

Stanton Moore is a Grammy Award-winning drummer, educator and performer born and raised in New Orleans. He is especially connected to his hometown city, its culture and collaborative spirit. In the early ‘90s, Moore helped found the New Orleans-based essential funk band Galactic (see page 32), who continue to amass a worldwide audience via recording…

Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band

Eddie Palmieri is an acclaimed pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythms of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri. Throughout a 60-year career, Palmieri has innovated…

Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band

Eddie Palmieri is an acclaimed pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythms of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri. Throughout a 60-year career, Palmieri has innovated…

Cajun Dance Party: The Lost Bayou Ramblers

The Grammy Award-winning Cajun band the Lost Bayou Ramblers continues to excite, challenge and redefine both genre expectations and cultural preconceptions. Founded in 1999 by brothers Andre and Louis Michot, the last five years have brought them a feature on Jack White’s American Epic, score contributions to the Oscar-nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild…

Sona Jobarteh / Natu Camara

Sona Jobarteh’s music stands on the mighty shoulders of the West African griot tradition; she is a living archive of the Gambian people. With one ear on the family’s historic reputation, one on the all-important future legacy and her heart in both places, she is preparing a place today for the next generation. Her singing…

Sona Jobarteh / Natu Camara

Sona Jobarteh’s music stands on the mighty shoulders of the West African griot tradition; she is a living archive of the Gambian people. With one ear on the family’s historic reputation, one on the all-important future legacy and her heart in both places, she is preparing a place today for the next generation. Her singing…

Buddy Guy “Damn Right Farewell” with special guests Eric Gales and King Solomon Hicks

Experience Buddy Guy on his final tour at two special outdoor concerts on opening weekend of the 2023 Savannah Music Festival! Bring a lawn chair or blanket, grab some food from the food trucks and enjoy two days of spectacular blues anchored by electric blues pioneer and living legend, Buddy Guy. Saturday, March 25 performances…

Buddy Guy “Damn Right Farewell” with special guests Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and Jontavious Willis

Experience Buddy Guy on his final tour at two special outdoor concerts on opening weekend of the 2023 Savannah Music Festival! Bring a lawn chair or blanket, grab some food from the food trucks and enjoy two days of spectacular blues anchored by electric blues pioneer and living legend, Buddy Guy. Sunday, March 26 performances…