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Summer Concerts on the Square: Funky Dawgz Brass Band

  • Betsy Paterson Square 2 Dog Lane Storrs, CT 06268 (map)

Join the Mansfield Downtown Partnership, Inc. for free, summer concerts on Betsy Paterson Square in Downtown Storrs every Thursday in June & July (except July 4)! All of the performances are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit mansfieldmusic.org

THE FUNKY DAWGZ BRASS BAND presented by UConn Summer Winter

Back by popular demand!

Funky Dawgz Brass Band are one of the premier touring acts on the live music scene today. Emerging from Connecticut, these young men have engulfed the spirit and traditions of New Orleans as well as earned the respect from local musicians who grew up and reside in the city. It is impossible not to enjoy yourself during a show as they play a contagious upbeat mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music, hip hop, funk, and today’s top hits with a brass twist.

They have toured internationally and have been featured in all corners of the live music scene. From playing sold out shows at Madison Square Garden as the horn section for Dispatch, to Camp Bisco, to closing out The Peach Music Festival, their performances flow seamlessly from EDM festivals to jam band festivals to traditional New Orleans second line parades.

There is a reason they were featured as one of Live For Live Music's Brass Bands You Need To Know. The Funky Dawgz are dropping jaws. These high energy horns have been featured on bills with Dispatch, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, We The Kings, Snarky Puppy, The Soul Rebels, Lettuce, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Twiddle, Turkuaz, Kung Fu, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Ryan Montbleau, and Glen David Andrews. The list continues.

When the band is not playing shows they are giving back to the community. The Funky Dawgz aim to connect, engage, inspire and rejuvenate music education in inner city schools across the country. The band frequently gives performances and master classes to young musicians in elementary, middle, and high schools across the region.

This performance is made by possible with the support of UConn Summer Winter

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
Check out our FAQs as you plan your visit: mansfieldmusic.org/faqs

PARKING:
Parking is available in the Downtown Storrs Parking Garage (33 Royce Circle), which is FREE for the first 2 hours, then just $1/hour. The garage is about a 2 minute walk from Betsy Paterson Square (2 Dog Lane).

SPONSORS:
Please let our sponsors know how much you appreciate their support of our community!
Barnes & Noble at UConn
Eversource CT
The Oaks on The Square
UConn Summer Winter
Moe's Southwest Grill
NICABM
Storrs Center Retail

Earlier Event: July 20
Storrs Farmers Market
Later Event: July 26
Moonlight Movies