July 9, 2021 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Welcome back! Come celebrate live audiences returning The Linda at the Open for Business Concert Series. OFB features the home-grown outstanding performers of the Capital Region, special guests and you. Let’s do this.
Meet the NoLaNauts, a spicy groove collective dedicated to serving up a healthy dose of “Who Dat Funk.”
The NoLaNauts reflect years of living, visiting, immersing and loving New Orleans, its people and their rich culture. New Orleans is the most interesting city in the United States and it lives by its own rules and traditions – Mardi Gras – Jazz Fest – Red Beans – Tipitina’s – PoBoys – Preservation Hall – Crawfish and festivals that celebrate every aspect of being alive and being in the Crescent City.
The NoLaNauts are the dream of Tom O’Connor and Brian Lawlor who have faithfully participated in every available New Orleans experience including decades of nearly religious attendance at New Orleans’ Jazz and Heritage Festival. Tom and Brian have played music together for over 30 years and seized the opportunity to assemble some of the finest musicians in the area to bring a taste of the New Orleans music scene to life in the Northeast.
These musicians have worked tirelessly to respectfully capture the joy and depth of the music of New Orleans including the Meters, Allen Toussaint, Dr.John, Neville Brothers, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Subdudes, Little Feat, The Iguanas and many more artists who honor the spirit of New Orleans and its people.
SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Hanging out with the NoLaNauts can be mildly infectious. Symptoms include: Loss of inhibition, careless displays of groove induced happiness, feverish outbreaks of funky fires and decadent desires. Fortunately….for all of our sisters and brothers…. there is no known antidote for this condition!
So- put on your dancing shoes and load up on the beads!!
The NoLaNauts are: Peter Andriakos: Percussion & Vocals Brian Bean: Bass & Vocals Brian Brancato: Trumpet and Vocals Brian Lawlor: Drums & Vocals Colin McInnis: Sax & Vocals Ben Moss: Guitar & Vocals David Macejka: Drums – Percussion & Spoken Word Tom O’Connor: Guitar & Vocals Joe Sobero- Drums and Vocals Bill Ringwood- Sax & Vocals Rick Rothermel: Keyboards-B3 & Vocals
A restricted quantity of seats will be available to maintain social distancing guidelines. All seating will be socially distanced in sets of two in order to comply with current health and safety guidelines. Fully vaccinated patrons will be allowed to attend maskless and unvaccinated patrons will be encouraged to wear face masks. Seating and common traffic areas will be socially distanced.
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$15 Genera Admission
The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio