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Trombone Shorty's Voodoo Threauxdown to take over Artpark

Artpark's "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series will be taken over by the Big Easy as the just-announced Voodoo Threauxdown will go off at 4:45 p.m. Aug. 14 in Artpark's Outdoor Amphitheater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston).

After previous gigs at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts and KeyBank Center (opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers), New Orleans jazz artist Trombone Shorty and his backing band Orleans Avenue are set to headline what is being called a traveling street party, which celebrates the 300th anniversary of the culturally rich city of New Orleans.

Still touring in support of his 1970s R&B-inspired record "Parking Lot Symphony," which was shared last April to stellar reviews, Shorty and crew will be joined by funk-infused jam act Galactic, the New Orleans musical institution of Preservation Hall Jazz Band and genre fusing collective New Breed Brass Band.

Also set to make appearances at the spirited revue will be legendary Crescent City musicians including Cyril Neville, Kermit Ruffins and Walter "Wolfman" Washington.

Advance tickets are $12 for general admission, $37 for front of stage (standing-room only) or reserved seats and go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 20 at the venue's box office,, or charge by phone at 888-223-6000.

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