Trombone Shorty to host inaugural ‘Hometown Threauxdown’ festival at Champions Square in October

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Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews announces plans to host his first-ever “Hometown Threauxdown” at Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square on Oct. 20.

Andrews and his band, Orleans Avenue, are slated to headline. The lineup also includes Michael Franti & Spearhead, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Mannie Fresh, New Breed Brass Band. Other special guests are to be announced.

Andrews has partnered with Q93 and Live Nation to create the fall festival event “intended for his friends and neighbors in New Orleans during the city’s tricentennial,” according to a release.

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The event is similar to the popular “Treme Threauxdown” concert Andrews annually hosts in the spring during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The star is also set to head out on his 29-city “Voodoo Threauxdown” tour in August and September.

“I really wanted to give back to the city, and do whatever I can to try to bring it together,” Andrews said in a release. “I thought it would be great to get musicians from New Orleans on the same bill as some other friends from the road and try to keep ticket prices low so that everyone in the city can come out—almost like a reunion or a homecoming.”

The event is similar to the popular “Treme Threauxdown” concert Andrews annually hosts in the spring during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The star is also set to head out on his 29-city “Voodoo Threauxdown” tour in August and September.

“My whole purpose with the Hometown Threauxdown is to celebrate the culture, the music and the spirit of New Orleans with some friends who love it all as much as I do,” continues Shorty,  “and my hope is everyone can rise above our differences to try and keep the City moving forward.”

Tickets start at $29.50, plus service charges through Ticketmaster. Presale tickets start on Wednesday, June 27 at 10 a.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Jun 29 at 10 a.m.

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