FOR RELEASE MARCH 4, 2015
GRAMMY WINNERS TO PERFORM AT HILLSBOROUGH STREET EARTH DAY
The GRAMMY award-winning Rebirth Brass Band will headline the 3rd Annual Live & Local: Earth Day Music Fest on Hillsborough Street. This free, family-friendly, event will take place Saturday, April 11 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Features of the event include a kids zone, the NC State Campus Farmer’s Market, and more than 50 arts and craft vendors.
The Rebirth Brass Band, originally out of New Orleans, Louisiana is best known for their hits such as “Do Watcha Wanna”, “Exactly Like You”, and “I Feel Like Funkin’ It Up.” They are famous for combining traditional New Orleans brass band music with infusions of funk, jazz, soul and hip hop elements throughout their music.
Rebirth Brass Band is the only act not based in North Carolina performing at the festival. Some additional acts include: Ladies in Red, Birds and Arrows, Big Daddy Love, Young Cardinals, Urban Soil, One Tribe Rhythms. More local acts will be announced on Tuesday, March 17.
Live & Local is a music series hosted by Live It Up! Hillsborough Street to expose the community to the artists and musicians who make the district a vibrant and exciting area to shop, dine and play. Earth Day will feature a BMW i3 in the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Showcase and beer from the Raleigh Brewing Company.
For more, please visit http://www.hillsboroughstreet.org/earthday2015 or follow Live & Local on Twitter: @LiveLocalRal. The event hashtag is: #LiveLocalEarthDay
ABOUT REBIRTH BRASS BAND
Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, Phil and Kevin, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world.
2012 – “Rebirth of New Orleans” is released and earns the first GRAMMY for a brass band
2014 – “Move Your Body” hits #1 on both the CMJ & Jazz Week Radio charts
HBO’s Treme – The band has several cameos and many soundtrack contributions
More information: www.rebirthbrassband.com