Big Bad Brass Weekend at The Stage 9/29/11 – 10/1/11

Thursday, September 29th through Saturday, October 1st
The Stage Miami
170 NE 38th St (Design District)
Miami, FL 33137

The Stage Presents The Hot 8 Brass Band (NOLA), Suénalo (Miami Best Latin Band 2011), Locos Por Juana (Grammy-Nominated) In A Weekend-Long Big Bad Brass Party Celebrating New Orleans And Miami’s Unique Musical Culture

The Big Bad Brass Weekend will feature Miami’s Best ‘Po Boys, Live Painting and
Crowd-Stomping Music

Voted by the Miami New Times as Miami’s Best Live Music Venue, The Stage, announces a weekend-long party celebrating New Orleans and Miami’s unique musical flavorings with NOLA’s The Hot 8 Brass Band, Suénalo (Miami Best Latin Band 2011) and Grammy-Nominated Locos Por Juana. Big Bad Brass Party Weekend at The Stage is sure to delight the senses with musical performances, live painting, drink specials and delicious Cajun culinary delights from The Rum Cake Factory serving up Miami’s Best ‘Po Boys and more.

The Hot 8 Brass Band, a NOLA favorite, is most notably known for their contagious brass infused hip-hop, funk, and jazz and have toured internationally bringing their music and message to the masses. The Hot 8 Brass Band, like all of New Orleans, has had its share of tragedy in the aftermath of Katrina. Hot 8’s work with the Finding Our Folk Tour has brought music to evacuee shelters, temporary trailer parks, and to communities throughout the US that have provided a temporary home to displaced New Orleans’ families. Their efforts were featured on CNN, Nightline, New York Times, HBO and Spike Lee’s Katrina documentary “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts.” In addition to displacement caused by the storm and subsequent violence and uncertainty contained therein, drummer Dinerral Shavers was shot and killed in late 2006 while driving with his wife and child in New Orleans. In addition, two other members of the band have lost their lives due to violence on the city streets. In response to these tragic setbacks, The Hot 8 Brass Band uses their passion for music and social outreach led to an integral role contributing to the success of the Finding Our Folk Tour.

Joining NOLA’s The Hot 8 Brass Band are two of Miami’s homegrown favorites with Suénalo (Friday) and Locos Por Juana (Saturday) for a Big Bad Brass collision of Miami and New Orleans best big band sounds.

Big Bad Brass Party Weekend!

Thursday, September 29
Miami New Times’ Crossfade Presents The Hot 8 Brass Band | 21+
Free Appleton Drinks 9PM – 11PM
“Schooled in Louisiana” Alumni Meetup

Friday, September 30
Big Bad Brass Party with Suénalo
Doors Open at 9:30PM – $10 after 10PM / Heineken Specials
Live Painting By Trek Six and Kazilla
Food: See The Rum Cake Factory Bad Brass Party menu below.

Saturday, October 1
Big Bad Brass Party with The Hot 8 Brass Band and Locos Por Juana
Doors Open at 9:30PM – $10 after 10PM / Moonchine Specials
Live Painting by Oscar Saavedra! and Kazilla
Food: See The Rum Cake Factory Bad Brass Party menu below.

Featured Musical Acts:
The Hot 8 Brass Band |
Suénalo |
Locos Por Juana |

Live Painting By:
Trek Six |
Kazilla |
Oscar Saavedra! |

All That Dancing Might Make You Hungry:
The Stage is proud to partner with The Rum Cake Factory, voted Miami New Times’ Best ‘Po Boy!
The Rum Cake Factory’s Big Bad Brass Party Menu / Friday and Saturday Only
Miami’s Best ‘Po Boys
Fried Catfish, Shrimp or Chicken in French Bread, Lettuce Tomatoes and Rémoulade
Smoked Chicken Wings
“Mildy smoked, spot-on tasty!”
Rum Cake
Baked Golden Brown and Basted with a Warm Wonderfully Rich Buttered Rum and Walnut Glaze. (Sorry, we already tried to get the recipe by all means. It’s a family secret!)

Don’t let the name fool you; The Rum Cake Factory creates some of the best Cajun food in town. Husband-wife owners and dynamic-duo Larry and Elena Robinson began catering in 2002 with Larry cooking the food he grew up with in Louisiana. The rum cake, his mother’s recipe, took on a life of its own and remains the signature item at the couple’s cozy little North Miami Beach shop. But we’re putting the dessert in front of the fine Cajun/soul-food specialties. Like fried shrimp or catfish in baskets or the same cleanly fried items in po’boys made on soft French bread shipped in from New Orleans. Fried turkey and pulled pork get stuffed into po’boys with their delicious rémoulade sauce, and don’t miss the smoked chicken wings — crisp, mildly smoked, and juicy. Jambalaya and delectable barbecue ribs make it as blackboard specials during the week, and if you’re lucky, you’ll catch the peerless gumbo. More information at The Rum Cake Factory is located at 2075 NE 163rd St. in North Miami Beach.

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