[Ayoola Salako/Unsplash]

Get Down at This Year's Treme Threauxdown

07:00 January 26, 2024
By: Janay Major

Live it Up & "Threaux" it Down

The 8th Annual Treme Threauxdown, hosted by Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, will be held at the Saenger Theatre on Saturday, April 27 to kick off the first weekend of Jazz Fest.

You do not want to miss this star-studded event! The 2024 musical lineup will be released soon, but past guests have included Usher, Joan Jett, Wyclef Jean, Nick Jonas, and more. Tickets will be available now and can be purchased through the Saenger's website and at the box office located at 1111 Canal St. The box office is open from noon until 4 p.m. Come out and celebrate the cultural significance of New Orleans music.

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

Troy Andrews (Trombone Shorty) and Orleans Avenue (Pete Murano, Dan Oestreicher, BK Jackson, Joey Peebles, Tracci Lee, Mike Bass-Bailey, Joshua Connelly, and Nell Simmons) have been doing New Orleans proud with their recent musical performances. The group just recently returned from the "Getting Funky in Havana" festival, where the connection between New Orleans and Cuba is explored through music. From January 11-15, over 15,000 people in Havana were serenaded by Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, along with Cuban legends Los Van Van and Wampi. In addition to sharing his talents with Havana, Andrews also teamed up with the Guillermo Tomas Music Conservatory to donate instruments to the school.

Before they "threauxdown," Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will be debuting the Shorty Gras tour on February 16, three days after Mardi Gras. They will be touring on the East Coast for three weeks and The Soul Rebels will be accompanying them.

The Shorty Gras NOLA event is typically a part of the Krewe of Freret parade, where Andrews would ride on his own custom float. The parade concludes with a Shorty Gras ball hosted by Andrews, which will be taking place this year on February 3 and will take place at Mardi Gras World. This year's performers will include Trombone Shorty, Nelly, Dumpstaphunk. This year, Andrews wants to bring the magical fun of Mardi Gras and New Orleans to the East Coast so people can experience letting the good times roll at least once in their lives.

More information about Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue's tour can be found on Trombone Shorty's website.

Sign Up!