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Weis Center Kicks Off New Season

Aug 13, 2015 07:28AM ● By Erica Shames

No BS! Brass, a brass band hailing from Richmond, Virginia will kick-off the Weis Center’s new 2015-16 Season on Friday, August 28 at 6 p.m. outside on the Weis Center Plaza.

The family-friendly performance is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

The rain location is the Weis Center Lobby. A rain call will be made on Thursday, Aug. 27.

Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic. Cool beverages will be provided. Cool beverages will be provided.

The event is sponsored, in part, by Backyard Broadcasting.

No BS! Brass Band is a powerful brass band that embraces the spirit of New Orleans into its original East Coast modern funk. Their danceable arrangements are outstandingly well thought-out and organized, drawing inspiration from funk, jazz, klezmer, calypso, and Led Zeppelin.

Nearly every member of this 11-piece brass band has had conservatory training, holding various degrees in music.

Founded in 2006 and based in Richmond, Virginia, this band has quickly earned a reputation as a premiere band to see for heart-pounding energy and uncontrollable dancing.

Spin Magazine calls their performances, “A hot, irrepressible blast of brass and canon-like grooves.”

No BS! Brass has been touring up and down the east coast for the last several years performing at venues and festivals including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Festival of New Trumpet Music, Lock’s Festival, and on National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk Concert.

For more information about this free performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at lisa.leighton@bucknell.edu.

The next performance in the Weis Center’s 2015-16 Season Series is a free jazz-soul-pop concert by singer/songwriter Kellylee Evans, Friday, September 4 at 6 p.m. on the Weis Center’s Plaza. The performance is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, go to www.bucknell.edu/WeisCenter or www.facebook.com/WeisCenter

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