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Due to forecasted weather, we are postponing NOLA Night events. We are working to establish a new date and will announce it as soon as possible!
Gathering Place is bringing the Big Easy to Tulsa for our first ever NOLA Night! With live music, food and entertainment inspired by New Orleans culture, guests will feel as if they are walking the French Quarter! Who Dat? NOLA Night’s musical guests includes with Dumpstaphunk, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more!
Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans' best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Bringing their toe-tapping, bayou beat to Tulsa, this is one lively event you won’t want to miss!
6:00p.m. - TBD
6:30p.m. - Dirty Dozen Brass Band
8:00p.m. - Dumpstahunk
Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, dueling baselines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III set off one of the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while Ivan Neville lights up the Hammond B3 keys and cousin Ian Neville's funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. The band recently welcomed their newest member, Alvin Ford Jr. to the quintet, a New Orleans born and raised powerhouse drummer. Dumpstaphunk tosses around lead vocals and four-part harmonies the way Sly & the Family Stone did, but with three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on the merit of their own material. Songs like "Dancin' To The Truth" off their latest record, Dirty Word (July 30, 2013, Louisiana Red Hot Records), offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note.