Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue along with Galactic, Tank and the Bangas, Anders Osborne, the Soul Rebels and special guests will perform on Saturday, September 26 at 8 p.m. for you virtually. This will be Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue’s first performance since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The one hour performance is made possible by the Trombone Shorty Foundation and the Gia Maione Prima Foundation. The festival will not only be a fundraiser for the Trombone Shorty Foundation, but it will also be a great opportunity for the foundation’s students to showcase what they have been working on throughout the year.
For more information on Shorty Fest, visit the website.
About The Trombone Shorty Foundation
The New Orleans music community has been hit especially hard by the pandemic with music venues still closed and live performances prohibited. Organizers including the Trombone Shorty Foundation want to help out musicians with the event.
“When I was young, I learned from musical legends in my neighborhood, Treme. I wanted to start this foundation to give young musicians the same opportunities that New Orleans gave me. The challenges are real right now, but we know that our music, culture and community will see us through, and Virtual Shorty Fest will honor how important that is.”Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews”
You can make donations to the Trombone Shorty Foundation by visiting www.paypal.me/shortyfoundation or texting “give” to (504) 509-5010. All proceeds from the event support the foundation’s educational programs, which keep students learning and musicians working
There will also be a virtual silent auction on the The Trombone Shorty Foundation’s Facebook event page, featuring a custom trombone and trumpet signed by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews. There you can RSVP to the event to receive notifications on when those items will be available for bidding. Winners will be announced via Facebook at the end of the virtual event on September 26.
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