“Brass Monkey Brass Band”
Bay Area “Brass Monkey Brass Band” to perform at Music Under the Stars
7:30PM – 9:30PM
July 31, 2011
Chamizal National Memorial
The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) is pleased to present the Brass Monkey Brass Band at Music Under the Stars Festival. The concert will be held Sunday July 31, 2011 from 7:30 pm to
9:30 pm at the Chamizal National Memorial located at 800 South San Marcial Street. Grills are allowed at the park except in the inner part of the park known as the bowl. Please note alcohol is not allowed at the Chamizal National Memorial. Glass containers or pets are not allowed at the park.
Park and Ride!
Concert goers may park at the El Paso Zoo and take a shuttle to the park for free! Shuttle hours are from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm.
About Brass Monkey Brass Band
Brass Monkey Brass Band is an 8-piece band of which the tuba/bass player is an El Paso native and prominent indie rock musician Ed Ivey, who formed iconic punk rock band Rhythm Pigs back in the mid-eighties. Ivey grew up in the Lower Valley playing in both the Clint High School band and the UTEP band. Relentless drums, rumbling tuba, and wailing horns; nothing kicks the party into high gear like a smokin’ brass band! Now you don’t have to trek to New Orleans to catch second-line fever – the Bay Area’s own BRASS MONKEY BRASS BAND (BMBB) brings the infectious energy and funky good times to Music Under the Stars, El Paso, TX.
BMBB is a powerhouse 8-piece in the style of New Orleans’ own Dirty Dozen and Rebirth Brass Band, with the traditional lineup of tuba, saxes, trumpets, trombones, bass drum and snare. BMBB’s wide repertoire ranges from New Orleans classics like “When The Saints Go Marching In” to danceable favorites by a variety of artists from Led Zeppelin to Roger & Zapp, plus their own irrepressibly funky originals.
This presentation is supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts and local companies and individuals throughout Texas.
For additional information call or visit the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department at (915) 541-4481, www.elpasoartsandculture.org or call Chamizal National Memorial at (915) 532-7273.