Sweetland Live at Wild Leap - Series
Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 7:00 PM — Friday, September 7, 2018 - 11:30 PM
@ Overlook Plaza
Sweetland Amphitheatre announces a new music series in partnership with Wild Leap Brew Co. sponsored by Pure Life Studios. The three-part concert series will be hosted by Wild Leap Brewing Co. on the outdoor plaza stage or inside of the brewhouse, depending on weather conditions.
- Saturday, June 9: The Steel Woods with special guest Drew Dixon
- Saturday, August 4: Jon Stickley Trio with special guests Grandpa’s Cough Medicine and 10 String Symphony
- Friday September 7: Rebirth Brass Band with special guests Maggie Koerner and Front Porch Collective
The three-part series will feature national, regional, and local acts, showcasing genres of music from southern rock to bluegrass to funk and soul. Local food vendors will be present at each concert. In addition to the wide variety of craft beers offered by Wild Leap Brew Co., Sweetland will be offering wine and mixed beverages.
Ticket prices for each concert will be $15 in advance and $20 on the night of the concert. Series tickets will be available for $40.00 from Thursday, April 5 until Monday, April 30, which will grant access to all three concerts. All concerts will be General Admission, standing room only with limited seating available. Single tickets go on sale this Friday, April 6 at 10 a.m. All concerts are all ages. Gates will open at 7 p.m.
About The Steel Woods: A quartet of Southern rock traditionalists from Nashville, the Steel Woods lay claim to the sound pioneered by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Like Skynyrd, the Steel Woods balance heavy blues-rock with Southern poetry, and they add a bit of plainspoken outlaw country to the mix, as evidenced on their 2017 debut, Straw in the Wind.
About Jon Stickley Trio: Jon Stickley Trio is a genre-defying and cinematic instrumental trio, who’s deep grooves, innovative flatpicking, and sultry-spacy violin moves the listener’s head, heart, and feet. “It’s not your father’s acoustic-guitar music—although Stickley’s pop showed him his first chords when he was 12 years old. Instead, Stickley’s Martin churns out a mixture of bluegrass, Chuck Berry, rock, prog, grunge, and assorted other genres—all thoroughly integrated into a personal style,” writes Guitar Player Magazine.
About Rebirth Brass Band: Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they’ve also extended themselves into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound. “Rebirth can be precise whenever it wants to,” says The New York Times, “but it’s more like a party than a machine. It’s a working model of the New Orleans musical ethos: as long as everybody knows what they’re doing, anyone can cut loose.” In the wake of the sometimes- stringent competition amongst New Orleans brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down.