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Jazz at Sunset featuring
Nathan Williams and the
Zydeco Cha Chas

Friday, July 13, 2018

07/13 6:30 PM

Public On Sale : June 5, 2018

Event Description

Presented by WICNPresented by the Theatre District Alliance
WICN Public Radio, in collaboration with The Theatre District Alliance, presents Jazz at Sunset, featuring Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Cha’s. 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.  
 
Jazz at Sunset
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. 
 
More about Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas:
 
Nathan Williams formed The Cha-Chas back in 1985 and since then has brought his unique take on this regional southern Louisiana music to all corners of the globe. From Lincoln Center in New York to The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Nathan's music has crossed all barriers to speak to the very heart of his audience.
 
Inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and honored in 2015 with the Zydeco Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, the Cha-Chas have been voted the top Festival Band in the country according to the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and USA Today, and they won the coveted Big Easy award for Best Zydeco Band for several years running.
 
Nathan and his band have been featured in the New York Times, Essence and People magazines and on the cover of USA Today. They've appeared in films like “In The Electric Mist,” as well as the soundtrack sharing credits with Michael Doucet and Buddy Guy and The Kingdom of Zydeco, and worked with artists as diverse as Cyndi Lauper on the album “Creole Bred.” Keepers of the Zydeco Flame, they are committed to keeping their Creole heritage alive.