Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Kermit Ruffins, Walter Ramsey (Leader of The Stooges Brass Band), Jan Ramsey (Publisher - Offbeat Magazine), LeBron Joseph (Host Old School 106.7/News With A Twist) will serve as this years judges for the biggest brass band blowout of the year as Red Bull Street Kings returns to New Orleans on Saturday, October 26th Under the Claiborne Bridge in Tremé.
The Red Bull Street Kings project will allow these four bands to perform and compete in front of thousands of spectators to showcase the heritage of the brass band culture and prove who has the best sound and style. The event premiered in New Orleans in 2010 with The Stooges Brass Band claiming victory over The Free Agents, T. B. C., and Soul Rebels.
2013 RED BULL STREET KINGS CONTENDERS
The Original Pinettes Brass Band is the first all-female group to compete in Red Bull Street Kings. The Original Pinettes Brass Band have toured internationally in places as far away as Turkey and regularly plays gigs around the New Orleans area. This self-described group of sisters is out to win and rename the competition “Red Bull Street Queens.”
New Breed Brass Band cites major musical influences from funk, R&B, hip-hop and soul music. The nine members of the band grew up playing in area high school marching bands and continue to perform in their college bands. Formed in 2012, the band is young and so are its members, so expect them to come with lots of energy and a strong desire to be crowned Red Bull Street Kings.
To Be Continued (T.B.C. Brass Band) returns to Red Bull Street Kings in 2013 to claim a title they first fought for in 2010. TBC are among the most prolific leaders of New Orleans’ traditional second lines and are coming out to win an opportunity to produce their own music in the Red Bull Studios.
New Creations Brass Band was founded by three brothers. After just one year they are ready to show the city and the world that they have what it takes to dominate on the big stage. This group of 10 musicians says it earned its place in Red Bull Street Kings through consistent hard work and the support of loved ones in the community.
Red Bull Street Kings
Saturday, Oct. 26 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Under the Claiborne Bridge (between St. Ann St. and St. Phillips St. )
Hosted by Glen David Andrews & DJ Slab-1
Kick off sounds by: DJ Mannie Fresh