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April 03, 2013
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Nola's Stooges Brass Band to open for Grace Potter at Huntingdon College CloverJam

 Stooges Brass BandMontgomery, Ala.—The New Orleans-based Stooges Brass Band is one of two groups who will open for rock sensation Grace Potter during Huntingdon College's annual CloverJam, Saturday, April 6.  Music will begin at 7:00 p.m. with The Sound of Oaks, a Huntingdon-based trio. Stooges Brass Band will follow the Sound of Oaks, and Grace Potter will cap off the evening of music, which will be held in Roland Arena, inside Roland Student Center on the Huntingdon campus.  Tickets may be purchased for $20 in advance of the event via eventbrite.com (direct link:  http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3235440289/eac2#) or in the Huntingdon Office of Student Life by calling (334) 833-4294 or emailing fparsons@huntingdon.edu.  The day of the event, tickets will be $25 at the door.

The Stooges Brass Band got its start when members of two rival high-school marching bands in New Orleans decided to join forces. Today, the group mixes hip-hop, funk, traditional New Orleans brass sounds and R&B in high energy shows both on stage and in the streets.  In April 2011 the band was awarded the title "Best Contemporary Brass Band" at the Big Easy Music Awards, subsequently touring clubs throughout the country in 2012, when they appeared at famed festivals such at Bonnaroo, South by Southwest, the Utah Arts Festival, Discover Jazz Festival, American Folk Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, and the Great American Brass Band Festival.  In June 2012 the band served at the request of the US Embassy as cultural ambassadors on a two-week tour through Pakistan, then continued to tour internationally, performing for the Edinburgh Jazz Festival and the Durham Brass Festival, among other events. After earning the title, "Red Bull Street Kings: Best Brass Band," the Stooges Brass Band won an all-expenses paid trip to Red Bull Studios in California, where they participated in a mentoring and recording session.  Earlier this year, the band took over New York City's Webster Hall for GlobalFEST.  During their coverage of GlobalFest, NPR called Stooges Brass Band, "a New Orleans brass band for the 21st century." 

Bestofneworleans.com states, "The Stooges Brass Band puts on one of the most entertaining, audience-interactive shows of any band on the scene."

Roland Arena is a traditional gymnasium and offers stadium seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Audience members will be able to stand on the gym floor around the stage area, allowing space to dance to the music, as well.  To protect the facility, no outside food and drinks (including alcohol), pets, smoking, coolers, or lawn chairs will be permitted.  There will be no re-entry into the concert once a ticket is redeemed.  Concessions will be available on-site.

This is the eighth year for CloverJam, an annual spring music/benefit concert at Huntingdon College that began in 2005. Profits from this year's concert will benefit Stella's Voice, a mission that speaks for the orphans of Moldova and promotes awareness of human trafficking victims in the country.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Huntingdon College's Cultural and Community Events Series is sponsored by Baptist Health.  For a complete list of Huntingdon's Cultural and Community Events for the the 2012–2013 academic year, visit:  http://www.huntingdon.edu/about.aspx?id=6258.

More on Grace Potter and CloverJam:  http://www.huntingdon.edu/aboutNews.aspx?id=10657.

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Su Ofe
Associate Vice President for
Communications and Marketing
Office: (334) 833-4515
Cell: (334) 324-6591


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