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The Art of Cool Presidents Party: Empire Strikes Brass

April 27, 2017  ·  Thursday * 8pm * NO Cover

Art of Cool Festival kicks off their weekend early with Asheville’s Empire Strikes Brass. With the capability to take you to New Orleans by transforming into a true second line parade, ESB’s versatility allows them to adapt to virtually any party setting imaginable. The group is comprised of veteran musicians who have honed their skills with Squirrel Nut Zippers, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and Big Ol’ Nasty Get Down. As a sit in horn section, Empire Strikes Brass have been featured in collaborations with many acclaimed artists, including; Beats Antique, Warren Haynes,  Roosevelt Collier, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, and The Fritz, to name a few. The energy wielded by Empire Strikes Brass is more than simple Jedi mind tricks, it’s a full force experience that will take you on a ride to the dark side and back! Free and open to the public. http://aocfestival.org/