Dirty Dozen Brass Band added to fourth annual Bonfire Block Party this summer
If You Go …
What: Bonfire Block Party.
Where: Broadway and Second streets, Eagle.
When: Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2.
Cost: $17/$32/$95 (limited early bird ticketing).
More information: Visit www.bonfireblockparty.com.
EAGLE — Bonfire Brewing and Optimum Events announced the second of eight musical acts for the fourth annual Bonfire Block Party held Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, in downtown Eagle.
New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band will perform as part of the two-day street party, with the full music lineup to be announced on March 20. Limited early bird tickets for the Block Party are on sale and feature a VIP experience, two-day Sili packages and two-day wristbands.
The first musical act announced was blues rocker Nicki Bluhm as another main stage act for the outdoor street concerts.
Celebrating 40 years since its founding in 1977, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the tradition of a brass band and incorporated it into a musical fusion of bebop jazz, funk and R&B/soul. Described by the band as “musical gumbo,” the group’s rollicking sound has brought the Dirty Dozen to five continents and 30 countries — with 12 studio albums and collaborations with artists from all genres such as Modest Mouse, Widespread Panic and Norah Jones.
The Brass Band is considered a music machine and its high-octane live shows have brought them fans from around the world.
For more information on the Bonfire Block Party and to purchase discounted early bird tickets, visit http://www.bonfireblockparty.com.
Paul Cuthbertson set out by himself around 3 p.m. Friday from the trailhead that leads up to the Polar Star Inn, according to his father, Mike, but never made it to the popular backcountry hut as a late-spring snowstorm moved in.