Last year the Superfly folks one upped themselves with the addition of an additional tent at Bonnaroo called Somethin’ Else which brought a “downtown New York City jazz club” to Manchester – and by all accounts they nailed it. This year Somethin’ Else has been reinvented as a venue dedicated to celebrating the music on New Orleans. Here’s some info on what’s in store at the ‘Roo:
[Pic via Row Jimmy]
Somethin’ Else – New Orleans will be modeled after some of the city’s most distinctive and beloved music clubs, such as Preservation Hall, Tipitina’s and the Maple Leaf. Regional cuisine will also be featured in order to fully capture the essence of this special city. A donation will be collected upon entrance, with all proceeds going directly to support local New Orleans charities.
In addition to raising money for these charities, Somethin’ Else – New Orleans, in partnership with the Center for Rural Strategies, will expose many incredible New Orleans artists to a large base of passionate music fans and community-minded individuals. It will be Bonnaroo’s way of giving back to and promoting the culture of New Orleans, encouraging people to visit and support the city.
Here’s who’s been lined up so far to bring sounds of the Big Easy to Tennessee…
Porter – Batiste – Stoltz, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Henry Butler and the Game Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Anders Osborne, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Morning 40 Federation.
What the over/under on the number of Cissy Struts these bands bust into?