Slavic Soul Party, a brass band from New York City, will kick-off the Weis Center's new 2014-15 Series on Friday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. outside on the Weis Center Plaza. The family-friendly performance at Bucknell University 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, Sept. 4.
The event is sponsored, in part, by PPL Corporation and its affiliates.
Slavic Soul Party (SSP) is just what it says: fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops.
These nine musicians have created an acoustic mash-up of Balkan and Gypsy sounds with North American music, weaving gospel, funk, dub, jazz, and Latin influences of New York's neighborhoods seamlessly into a Balkan brass setting and always "delivering a great time" according to the New York Times.
In addition to playing nearly 100 times a year in North America, Europe and Africa, SSP holds residency every Tuesday in Brooklyn which has become a destination for music fans from around the world. They are affectionately called NYC's official #1 brass band for BalkanSoul GypsyFunk.
Complimentary drinks and cool treats will be provided. Light fare may be purchased from the Flying Bison food truck, which will be parked on-site. Patrons are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket to the performance.
For more information about this free performance, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next performance in the Weis Center's 2014-15 Series is a free blues performance by Guy Davis Trio on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center's Lobby with a free pre-performance talk from 6:45-7:15 p.m. Davis will perform with Mark Murphy on bass and Professor Louie on keyboards and accordion. The Sept. 10 performance is free and open to the public.
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