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Artpark adds Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue to concert lineup

Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 10:20 am

Tickets on sale this Friday for June 22 show

Artpark & Company Press Release

As part of Artpark & Company’s 50th anniversary season, the high-energy New Orleans jazz and funk of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue hit the Artpark Amphitheater at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, with special guests Jackie Venson and Buffalo’s own Farrow.

This concert is presented by Artpark.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26, and are $49 for reserved seats, $39 for front of stage (standing only), and $20 for general admission (carry-in chairs and blankets permitted). Purchase online at ticketmaster.com or over the phone by calling the box office at 716-754-4375.

The upper box office will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Friday. It is located off the Portage Road entrance, in the information center next to the upper amphitheater gate.

The South Fourth Street entrance and lower box office remain closed until further notice due to road construction and paving.

Visit artpark.net for more information.

More on Trombone Shorty

Born Troy Andrews, Trombone Shorty got his start (and nickname) earlier than most: At 4, he made his first appearance at Jazz Fest performing with Bo Diddley; at 6, he was leading his own brass band; and by his teenage years, he was hired by Lenny Kravitz to join the band he assembled for his “Electric Church World Tour.”

Shorty’s proven he’s more than just a horn player, though. Catch a gig, open the pages of the New York Times or Vanity Fair, flip on any late-night TV show, and you’ll see an undeniable star with utterly magnetic charisma, a natural born showman who can command an audience with the best of them.

Since 2010, he’s released four chart-topping studio albums; toured with everyone from Jeff Beck to the Red Hot Chili Peppers; collaborated across genres with Pharrell, Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, Foo Fighters, ZHU, Zac Brown, Normani, Ringo Starr and countless more; played Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Newport Folk, Newport Jazz, and nearly every other major festival; performed four times at the Grammy Awards, five times at the White House, on dozens of TV shows, and at the star-studded “Sesame Street Gala,” where he was honored with his own Muppet; launched the Trombone Shorty Foundation to support youth music education; and received the prestigious Caldecott Honor for his first children’s book.

Meanwhile, in New Orleans, Shorty now leads his own Mardi Gras parade atop a giant float crafted in his likeness; hosts the annual “Voodoo Threauxdown” shows that have drawn guests including Usher, Nick Jonas, Dierks Bentley, Andra Day and Leon Bridges to sit in with his band; and has taken over the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival’s hallowed final set, which has seen him closing out the internationally renowned gathering after performances by the likes of Neil Young, the Black Keys and Kings of Leon.

Artpark Event Schedule

2024 events at Artpark include: Gary Clark Jr. (May 25); Los Lonely Boys (May 31); Sarah McLachlan (June 18); Bonnie Raitt (June 21); Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (June 22); Dispatch (June 28); Orville Peck with The War And Treaty (July 1); Norah Jones (July 6); the opera “Tosca” (July 12, 14); Jamey Johnson (July 16); Train (July 19); The Flaming Lips (July 22); Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo (July 24): Two Door Cinema Club (July 29); Slash S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival with Keb’ Mo’, ZZ Ward and Robert Randolph (July 30); Backroads Blues Festival featuring Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jimmie Vaughan, Bobby Rush, and Duane Betts & Palmetto Motel (Aug. 10); Gin Blossoms + Toad the Wet Sprocket and Vertical Horizon (Aug. 11); Stray Cats (Aug. 13); Blues Traveler with Big Head Todd & The Monsters (Aug. 16); Bush (Aug. 17); Tedeschi Trucks Band (Aug. 20); O.A.R. (Aug. 27); Cole Swindell (Aug. 29); and Cage The Elephant + Young The Giant (Sept. 7).

The new Artpark & Company season is sponsored and supported in part by: M&T Bank; Cullen Foundation; New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Parks & Trails New York; Town of Lewiston; Niagara County Legislature; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; HSBC Bank; Labatt Blue Light; Bud Light; Southern Tier Brewing; Buffalocal; and Northtown Automotive Companies.

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