Levitt AMP Springfield Tonight: Dirty Dozen Brass Band


We may have a big punk/hardcore show at Bread Stretchers tonight – but did you also know there is a big free concert going on right through the alley tonight as well as part of the Levitt AMP Springfield Concert Series. This is concert number 6 out of 10 free concerts – just 3 more after this! Tonight is a big concert for the series – The Dirty Dozen Brass Band from New Orleans is making a grand appearance! Here’s a description from the Levitt AMP Springfield page:

Celebrating more than 40 years since their 1977 founding, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a one-of-a-kind experience that the band describes as a ‘musical gumbo.’ The term ‘gumbo is appropriate because—much like the traditional local dish—Dirty Dozen Brass Band seamlessly brings together musical influences across jazz, big band swing, funk and soul to create an electrifying experience that feels like an instant party. The core of their sound is classic New Orleans jazz and swing, which they developed as young musicians playing in churches and the local club circuit in New Orleans itself.

The free concert out on the lawn tonight (and that’s the lawn directly in front of the Governor’s Mansion in between 4th and 5th streets) starts at 6:00 pm and goes until 8:30 pm. There is an opening act and that is local jazz musician Frank Parker.

If you want to see what other Levitt AMP concerts are coming up on the block or learn more, check out their website right here. Find a facebook event for tonight’s concert right here.

Tonight at Dumb Stretchers: Slüsk, Deadbeat, Blushe, Schedule One, Black Box


Tonight kicks off a run of three shows we have lined up back-to-back-to-back in our space tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday nights. They are all good shows. Tonight we have a pretty good punk show lined up. We have a band from Columbia, Missouri called Slüsk. You just might want to check them out on the player below. We also have a punk band from Omaha, Nebraska coming through. They are called Deadbeat. Who do we have for locals on this show? A new favorite band for a lot of people from right here in Springfield – Blushe is playing. The psychadelic / noise project “Schedule One” will also be playing. And opening things up is the first show of a brand new local band… called “Black Box”. Be sure to show up on time to enjoy and experience it all.

That all starts tonight at 7:00 pm and admission is $5-7. Check out a facebook event for that one right here. Be sure to check out our shows page for a nice full list of everything coming up at Brad’s Stretchers in the near future.