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Red Bull Street Kings is a showcase and competition celebrating the brass band traditions of New Orleans, merging the rich musical legacy of New Orleans Streets with its progressive hip-hop culture.
The brass band competition that made soundwaves throughout New Orleans in 2010 and 2013 will make its return to New Orleans on Saturday, September 24, 2022. This year’s event will take place at Music Box Village, a whimsical playground for interactive sounds, community, and collaboration.
The four competing bands go head-to-head, and for the first time in the event’s history, one of the rounds will challenge each band to collaborate with a local hip hop artist. Each round is judged by a panel of leaders in New Orleans music and culture, who score the bands on stage appearance, material, energy, musicality, and innovation. The band left standing after three rounds of competition is crowned the winner and receives a grand prize.
The four competing brass bands are Kings of Brass, Big 6 Brass Band, Sporty’s, and Young Pinstripe Brass Band.
Southern hip hop artists Treety, Alfred Banks, Stone Cold Jzzle, and $leazyEZ will also perform with the brass bands.
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Time (all times in Central Time)
Each band second lines into traditional brass band song
Each band plays an original song in collaboration with a local hip hop artist
Special performances encompassing brass bands, Indian culture, and hip hop, while paying tribute to cultural legends who have passed
Judges announce two finalists; both bands play a cover song
Closing performance by winning