NOLA’s Best in Bethlehem

By Dani Nightlinger, ArtsQuest Marketing Intern

You’ll be in Bethlehem, but you’ll feel like you’re dancing right down Bourbon Street during Preview Night of Musikfest. Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown Tour celebrates New Orleans’ 300th Anniversary with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band, and special guests Cyril Neville and Walter “Wolfman” Washington.

Before Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown Tour marches to the Sands Steel Stage on August 2, throw on some beads and tap your toes to music from each of these New Orleans greats…

Trombone Shorty

You may have seen him back in 2011 with arguably one of the best performances on a free stage at Musikfest. Now Tromobone Shorty is back to headline Musikfest Preview Night with his New Orleans friens.


Grab a heaping portion of jambalaya and enjoy this soulful song. You’ll have this tune on repeat before you’re even at the bottom of the bowl.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

This fast, bluesy song will keep you on your toes while you search for gators in the swamp.

New Breed Brass Band

New Orleans lets you drink on the street and so do we! Fill your Musikfest mug with Yuengling and enjoy this funky song.

Cyril Neville

This song will make you feel like you’re on a steamboat ride with a loved one through the Mississippi river.

Walter “Wolfman” Washington

Like the city says, “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” Let the good times roll with this jazzy song from an artist so awesome, he’s coming to Bethlehem twice this year.

Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown Tour at Musikfest
Thursday, August 2
Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza

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