‘Hot’ musicians to sizzle on Columbia Theatre stage
Friday, January 10, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HOT ENTERTAINMENT - Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present the Hot 8 Brass Band, a New Orleans band known for its street music, in concert, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office, on line at columbiatheatre.org, or by calling 985-543-4371.
Photo credit: Joseph Yoon
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present the Hot 8 Brass Band, a product of New Orleans street music, on Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theater.
Columbia Theatre Interim Director Roy Blackwood said the Hot 8 Brass Band plays the traditional Second Line parades, hosted each Sunday afternoon by Social Aid and Pleasures Clubs, infusing their performances with the funk and energy that makes New Orleans music loved around the world.
"The members of the Hot 8 Brass Band were born and raised in New Orleans, and many began playing together in high school," he said, "What makes the Hot 8 so special are the sounds they coax from the well-loved, well-worn horns. An evening with the Hot 8 is like no other."
Tickets range from $26 - $34 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office on Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at www.columbiatheatre.org.
All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for the Hot 8 Brass Band and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction at the Columbia box office. Contact the box office at (985) 543-4371 for more information.