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THE METER MEN FEATURING PAGE MCCONNELL TO PERFORM A SPECIAL TWO-NIGHT NEW ORLEANS ENGAGEMENT DURING JAZZ FEST 2015

New Orleans, LA (November 10, 2014) -- HUKA Entertainment is proud to welcome The Meter Men featuring Page McConnell of Phish to The Joy Theater on April 24th and 25th, 2015. This very special two-night run will take place during the first weekend of New Orleans’ venerable Jazz and Heritage Fest. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, November 14th at 11 am CT.

The Meter Men, featuring original members of The Meters, includes drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, guitarist Leo Nocentelli and bassist George Porter, Jr.Formed in 1965, The Meters pioneered the New Orleans funk scene and have influenced countless musicians with their identifiable sound. Joining The Meter Men is keyboardist Page McConnell of Phish, who headlined the New Orleans Jazz Fest this past April. Phish were allocated an unprecedented three-hour set on the first Saturday of the festival, a rarity for Jazz Fest performers. One year later, McConnell returns to the Crescent City for another groundbreaking performance - this time with seminal funk band, The Meter Men.
 
HUKA Entertainment subscribers will have access to presale tickets beginning on Wednesday, November 12th at 11:00 am. To sign up for HUKA Entertainment newsletters and receive exclusive information on HUKA events, visit http://eepurl.com/Knip5
 
Opening the night is Earphunk. Known for their unique brand of “prog-funk”, this young New Orleans quintet are turning heads with their studio recent release, Sweet Nasty, and high-energy live performances.

Who: The Meter Men featuring Page McConnell (of Phish)
Opening Band: Earphunk
When: April 24th & 25th, 2015 - First weekend of Jazz Fest
Where: The Joy Theater (1200 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70112)
Doors/ Show Times: 10 pm / 10:30 pm
Ticket Prices: $69.50 - 129.00
Purchase Tickets: TheJoyTheater.com and HukaEntertainment.com
HUKA Presale: Wednesday, November 12th at 11 am CT
General Public Onsale: Friday, November 14th at 11 am CT
 
For media inquiries and requests, contact Crissa Requate (crissa@masonjarmedia.com) at Mason Jar Media (828-337-6002)
 
About The Meter Men
It's no stretch to say that The Meters singlehandedly defined New Orleans funk. Formed in 1965, the original Meters lineup featured drummer Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste, guitarist Leo Nocentelli, bassist George Porter Jr., and keyboardist/ vocalist Art Neville. This seminal group defined the sound of a city throughout the latter half of the '60s and into the '70s by laying down a foundation for what is now an identifiable genre. With their gritty, in-the-pocket-funk style, The Meters have captivated scores of audiences with funk staples like "Cissy Strut," "Look-Ka Py Py," "Sophisticated Cissy," and "Chicken Strut." In 2009, Modeliste, Nocentelli, and Porter Jr. founded The Meter Men and performed their first show as a trio at The 40th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Since then, The Meter Men have performed a limited number of dates featuring special guest keyboardists including Page McConnell of Phish, Rich Vogel of Galactic, and John Gros of Papa Grows Funk.
 
About HUKA Entertainment:
New Orleans, LA-based HUKA Entertainment is a privately held full-service production, talent-buying and promotion company that specializes in festivals, concerts and events of all sizes. Known for groundbreaking innovation at festivals throughout North America, HUKA Entertainment produced the Concerts for the Coast series featuring Jimmy Buffett, Bon Jovi and Brad Paisley; is the co-founder, producer, talent-buyer and promoter of the award-winning Rock The Ocean's Tortuga Music Festival (Ft. Lauderdale, FL); is the co-founder, producer, talent buyer and promoter of Pemberton Music Festival (Pemberton, BC); is the co-producer and co-promoter of BUKU Music + Art Project (New Orleans, LA) and is the co-founder of the award-winning Hangout Music Festival (Gulf Shores, AL) for which it was producer, talent buyer and co-promoter from 2010 though 2013. HUKA Entertainment also books talent for and/or promotes a variety of concerts and events throughout the Southeastern United States.  www.hukaentertainment.com

 

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