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Published: 2013/07/23

Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Soul Rebels to Play Interlocking Set at Interlocken

The Interlocken Festival has announced that two legendary New Orleans bands, The Soul Rebels and Dirty Dozen Brass Band, will play a single interlocking set on Friday, September 6 in between the Founding Fathers and Jimmy Cliff’s sets.

Trumpet player Gregory Davis of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band uses a New Orleans-centric analogy to describe their 35 years of making music: “It ends up being like a pot of gumbo – you drop in a little okra, drop in a little shrimp, you drop in some crabs. Before you know it, you’ve mixed in all these different ingredients and you’ve got a beautiful soup. That was our approach to music early on and it still is today.”

An appetite for musicological adventure, a commitment to honor tradition while not being constrained by it, and a healthy sense of humor have brought the world-traveling Dirty Dozen Brass Band to this remarkable juncture in an already storied career.

The Soul Rebels continue charting new territory today. Called “the missing link between Public Enemy and Louis Armstrong” by the Village Voice, the Soul Rebels combine topnotch musicianship and songs with grooves that celebrate life in time-honored New Orleans style.

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and The Soul Rebels will bring some New Orleans flavor to a lineup that already includes Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Furthur (three nights), Widespread Panic (two nights, including a set with John Fogerty sitting in), The String Cheese Incident (two nights, including a Zac Brown Incident set with Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band), The Black Crowes (two nights) Gov’t Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Warren Haynes Band, Jimmy Cliff, Keller & The Keels, Punch Brothers and more.

Tickets to the Interlocken Festival are now on sale for $249, but the price will be increasing to $285 no later than Thursday, July 25 at 10am ET. You can still get your $249 tickets here while supplies last.

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