Red Bull Street Kings is a brand new event designed to give exposure to New Orleans next generation of brass brands. These are bands that are directly influenced by the musical legacy born on the streets of the City. There will be a total of four brass bands who will†be chosen from all of the competitors to compete†for the title of Red Bull Street†Kings†and win an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles. Once there they will enjoy a three day recording session in the Red Bull Studios.
The format will require each band to audition before a jury of local musicians who will select the final four. Each band must play at least one traditional brass band standard as well as original tunes to illustrate the band's musical creativity. At this time the finalist have been chosen and here is your lineup:†
- Free Agents Brass Band¬†: Formed in 2007 with the goal of bring the culture and music back to New Orleans.
- The Stooges Brass Band : The Stooges have been around since 1996 but got their big break in 1998 after performing with the Rebirth Brass Band.
To Be Continued Brass Band: Also known as "TBC", they originally formed in 2002 and were members of Carver Senior High School's marching band.
Soul Rebels Brass Band : This seven piece band developed their skills in the streets and now incorporate more vocals in their music.
All of the action takes place on Saturday, October 23 at 2 PM. The event will be held under the I-10 overpass on Claiborne Avenue (4700 block). It is sure to be a grand time with lots of good ole New Orleans music. See you there.