Saturday, Aug. 20 — PUTNEY — Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an evening of brass-fueled, swinging music of New Orleans by the Soggy Po’ Boys, as part of the 2022 Next Stage Bandwagon Summer Series,t on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. at Cooper Softball Field in Putney. The jazz septet brings The Big Easy to street corners, clubs, festivals, and concert halls, celebrating the sounds and stories of New Orleans.
The Soggy Po’ Boys have spread the good news of New Orleans music across the Northeast and beyond since 2012. Stu Dias (vocals, guitar), Eric Klaxton (clarinet, soprano sax), Zach Lange (trumpet), Nick Mainella (tenor sax), Mike Effenberger (piano), Brett Gallo (drums), and Scott Kiefner (bass) explore the vast musical traditions of New Orleans, looking beyond NOLA jazz to include traditional Caribbean tunes, Meters funk, soul, and brass band/street beat music. Next Stage production director and Twilight Music’s Barry Stockwell notes, “The Soggy Po’ Boys lit up a full house at Next Stage on a cold, December, Saturday night with the uplifting sounds and spirit of New Orleans – we’re thrilled to bring the party outdoors as part of the Bandwagon Summer Series.”
Cooper Field is located at 41 Sand Hill Road in Putney. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating on the lawn. Tickets are $20 in advance / $25 at the door, and kids 12 and under are free. Advance tickets are available online at nextstagearts.org. Next Stage will provide a beer, wine, and cocktail cash bar. For more information, visit nextstagearts.org or call 802-387-0102.
The Bandwagon Summer Series is a family-friendly outdoor cultural performance series running from early May through mid-Oct. More than 20 performances ranging from a diverse group of musical styles, circus arts, dance, and theater will take place at ballfields, farms, and parks throughout Windham County.
For more information, visit: nextstagearts.org.