Shorty Fest 2017 Presented by Presqu’ile Winery continues the tradition of passing the New Orleans sound forward to the next generation! The fifth annual Shorty Fest, a benefit concert for the Trombone Shorty Foundation, will fill two stages at the House of Blues New Orleans with an incredible lineup of jazz, blues, funk, rock and soul artists on Thursday, May 4, 2017 – in between the two weekends of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Ticket pricing ranges from $80 general admission to $250 VIP tickets, which include an open bar and access to the VIP balcony. Tickets are on sale NOW and available HERE!
Shorty Fest 2017 presented by Presqu’ile Winery is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Trombone Shorty Foundation, which provides music education, instruction, mentorship and performance to young, underserved musicians, helping to pass on the unique cultural and musical heritage of New Orleans to its youth.
A leading foundation dedicated to preserving New Orleans’ musical heritage, this year marks the first that the Trombone Shorty Academy is officially partnered with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, with a new home at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center. In addition to Presenting Sponsor Presqu’ile Winery, Shorty Fest is supported by Official Automotive Sponsor, Acura; Official Beer Sponsor, Oskar Blues Brewery; Second Stage Sponsor, CAN’d Aid Foundation; and Music Education Sponsor, SpreadMusicNow. Click HERE to read more about our sponsors.
Shorty Fest 2017 will take place May 4 at the House of Blues New Orleans, 225 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. and performances starting at 8 p.m. The full scheduled lineup is below, and more information on our performing artist for Shorty Fest can be found HERE.
8:00 pm MainLine
8:40 pm Main Squeeze
9:15 pm New Breed Brass Band
9:50 pm Trombone Shorty Academy
10:30 pm Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
CAN’d Aid (Parish) Stage
8:15 pm Peterson Brothers
8:50 pm Sexual Thunder!
9:25 pm Seratones
10:10 pm Voices of a Nation
ABOUT SHORTY FEST
Shorty Fest has built a reputation as a showcase for up-and-coming musicians and honoring the mission of mentorship that is at the heart of the Trombone Shorty Foundation. The event, which sells out every year, has become a Jazz Fest tradition, bolstered even more this year with the Trombone Shorty Academy’s partnership with the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation.
“The fifth annual Shorty Fest is the place to be to see the future of our music during Jazz Fest, including the next generation of New Orleans superstars, the Trombone Shorty Academy students,” said Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews. “With the support of our incredible sponsors, we are developing our city’s best and brightest young musicians, who would not otherwise be able to pursue this path. Shorty Fest is the culmination of years of hard work, passion and commitment.”
A leading foundation dedicated to preserving New Orleans’ musical heritage, this year marks the first that the Trombone Shorty Academy is officially partnered with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, with a new home at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center. In addition to Presenting Sponsor Presqu’ile Winery, Shorty Fest is supported by Official Automotive Sponsor, Acura; Official Beer Sponsor, Oskar Blues Brewery; Second Stage Sponsor, CAN’d Aid Foundation; and Music Education Sponsor, SpreadMusicNow.
ABOUT THE TROMBONE SHORTY FOUNDATION
Founded by renowned New Orleans musician Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews in 2013, the Trombone Shorty Foundation is Andrews’ vision of sharing his passion to inspire the next generation by developing their musical talent and connecting them to the city’s unique musical heritage. Frontman of the band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Andrews credits the support of his own positive role models in the rich New Orleans music community for helping him make his way into the world of music, where he has grown into an internationally recognized, Grammy Award-nominated artist.
Currently in its fifth year, the Trombone Shorty Academy partners with the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation to perpetuate the musical heritage of the region, by teaching local high school students homegrown New Orleans music—from brass band and traditional jazz to more modern funk and rhythm & blues styles, all of which play an integral role in the richness and depth of New Orleans’ musical legacy. For more information on the Trombone Shorty Foundation, please visit: www.tromboneshortyfoundation.org.
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