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This event is 21 and over.
$43.50 – General Admission (Advance)
$45.00 – General Admission (Doors)
*plus applicable service fees
All doors & show times subject to change.
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Dragon Smoke formed in 2003 as a “Superjam” – part of the New Orleans Jazz Fest tradition of putting together a band of people who don’t normally play together and see what happens. With the dual vocals of Neville and Lindell, matched with the Galactic rhythm section, the band quickly realized, “We are on to something” and has played every Jazz Fest since it’s inception. This inception took place at tiny smokey Dragon’s Den, hence the name of the band.
The music centers around Lindell’s blue eyed soul , Neville’s funk and R&B, and Galactic’s groove. Besides annual trips to the West Coast the past 6 years, and a 2013 trip to the East Coast, this band has been strickly playing in New Orleans. With everyone in the band being a leader on their own, it is rare to get this band together. And when it does, it shows that these guys are really having FUN! From the interplay and communication between the members, you would think that Dragon Smoke has been touring for years.
Dragon Smoke is looking towards the future, with plans to write and record an album and to do more touring outside of New Orleans. So be on the lookout for the Smoke—IF YOU SEE SMOKE, YOU KNOW YOU WILL SEE FIRE!
Formed by musicians from multiple bands in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2014, Sweet Plot quickly arrived on stages across California and beyond. With their unique blend of funk, rock, soul and world music, Sweet Plot cooks up a phonic stew which never fails to energize a dance floor. Blazing guitar, jumping polyrhythms, screaming horns and powerful vocals all punctuate a vintage sound reministinate of the rock and funk of the 1970s, but with a not so subtle modern polish. Since 2016 the group has released four studio albums of original material with a fifth on its way in 2022. Keep an eye out for new music as the group gears up to hit the road again and release a string of new singles in preparation for a renaissance of art in a post pandemic world.