Jazz at Sunset featuring
The James Montgomery Band
Friday, August 03, 2018
08/03 6:30 PMPublic On Sale : June 5, 2018
WICN Public Radio, in collaboration with The Theatre District Alliance, presents Jazz at Sunset, featuring the James Montgomery Band. The area behind the theatre will be transformed into an outdoor, picnic-style concert venue to include food trucks, cash bars and Theatre District Alliance exhibits promoting the various businesses and cultural organizations in the neighborhood.
Recent inductee into the Rhode Island Hall of Fame, James Montgomery and his band will be featuring songs from their last CD dedicated to the late Paul Butterfield, as well as playing old favorites as the band approaches it’s 50th year! Butterfield was a true innovator, and the band has taken some of his songs one step further. Montgomery has always modeled his live show after Butterfield and his lifelong mentor and Blues Legend, James Cotton, so expect high energy blues laced with rock and just enough funk!
Guitarist George McCann, who hails from the Worcester area, is considered one of the best guitar players in the country and has played with The Blues Brothers and in one of Steven Tyler’s solo bands. Bassist David Hull was in the Buddy Miles Band, The Joe Cocker Band, and always plays in the Joe Perry Project, and has subbed as Aerosmith’s bassist on a few occasions. Jeff Thompson, once with the popular swing band Bellevue Cadillac, is Montgomery’s favorite drummer and had a speaking role in “Patriots Day” along side Mark Wahlberg.
Joining the Montgomery Band for Jazz at Sunset will be the amazing Amanda Carr, who has guested with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops, as well as the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and has been described by the Boston Herald as “an entertainer in the first degree.” This show will have something for everyone, but prepare to be rocked!
The event will go on rain or shine. Gates open at 6 PM. Tickets are $20 per person or $140 for VIP stage-front tables for four people. The parking lot immediately adjacent, accessed from Federal Street, will be reserved for VIP ticket holders only; one free parking voucher per table. Other parking options include the Federal Plaza Parking Garage at a nominal charge or metered street parking, free after 5 PM in most locations.
If you are not in the VIP area, please bring your own chair. In addition, you may also bring your own picnic. Beer and wine bars and food trucks will be available. Please note that alcohol MAY NOT be brought in and must be purchased at the event.
Tickets can be purchased through The Hanover Theatre website, at the box office on Southbridge Street or at the event. Please contact the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.