WJMC Family Fest 2013 - August Rush 1pm - 3pm

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August Rush's website

Known before Hurricane Katrina as 415, this collaboration of energetic and talented musicians from around the New Orleans area has yielded a mix of quality professional music ranging from the 1960's Motown to current hits. The name was changed after Katrina to reflect how every August we have to “rush outta here!” Whether your taste is Dance, Pop, Rock, Funk, R & B, Classic Rock, or that ever popular 80's groove, August Rush will deliver. The six members of August Rush have a combined total of 120+ years of music experience in all genres.

Over the past 13 years this multi-flavored group has thrilled audiences of all sizes, from parties, local clubs and weddings to high-end casinos and large festival crowds; including a four year period of entertaining tourists from around the globe on world-famous Bourbon St. in the French Quarter.

August Rush is the 2012 Winner of the Boomtown Casino "Battle of the Bands"!

The most explosive show on the planet, be prepared to party 'til you can't party no more.

WARNING!!!!!! AUGUST RUSH assumes no liabilities from injuries suffered from excessive hip swinging and booty shaking!

 

Aaron Foret's website

It's hard to explain the joy and excitement this band brings to the fans

The music is hard to just listen to, It makes you want to get up off your seat and on the dance floor.

The band is from the Westbank of New Orleans, La. and the music is Swamp Pop. Finest sound around for dancing. Old and young enjoy the sounds of Aaron Foret and the Swamp Pop Band.

Aaron has been around for a number of years now and is still the number 1 band in the local area. Aaron and the band have played in several clubs, casinos and Festivals. And, for private partys, "there is none better".

So come out and join us at the next venue in your area, or just plan a trip. Trust me, It's worth it.

 

Rockin' Dopsie's website

"When Rockin' Dopsie, Sr. unexpectedly passed away in 1993, the Dopsie family vowed to keep his memory alive, mainly in the incarnation of this band, Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters. In doing so, it's become its own phenomenon. No other zydeco band has ever been fronted by a washboard player. It's usually the accordionist, and it's also a safe bet that there's never been such a flamboyant personality as Rockin' Dopsie, Jr., who can turn a house upside down on a moment's notice."

Zydeco music is a bubbling, melodic gumbo concocted from Cajun/Acadian music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms and melodies, and blues. Over the past few years, this funky and highly danceable music has broken out of its Southern Louisiana breeding ground to enjoy widespread popularity throughout the world.

Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. (pronounced Doop' see) & The Zydeco Twisters are the greatest living practitioners of this music. Dopsie, Jr. presents zydeco with the conviction and authenticity of its rich heritage. The junior Dopsie is considered to be the best rub board player in the world, and is a charismatic and electrifying stage performer. His dancing, splits, and audience participation antics make the band's performances exciting and keep listeners involved and dancing.

They were the house band for the Gayle King Show in January of 1998, the house band on Live With Regis And Kathie Lee in January 1999, house band for a week on Wheel Of Fortune in January 2000, played with Harry Connick, Jr. at the Orpheus Ball in New Orleans during Mardi Gras '98,'99 and '01, entertained President Clinton and the White House press corps on the White House lawn in September 1999, and danced and sang at the Chicago House of Blues with Dan Aykroyd in May 2000. In February of 2002, Dopsie and his brothers performed with Britney Spears and Mystikal on MTV's two-hour Mardi Gras special.

Dopsie really heats things up whenever he and the band perform. Above all else, they create a high-energy, audience participation, dance 'til you drop, dynamic show. It all begins when you hear, "Ladies and Gentlemen, Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters!"