Big Sam's Funky Nation

Big Sam's Funky Nation

Fri · August 24, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Gateway City Arts

$15/Adv, $20/Door

This event is all ages

This event is minors under 18 with parent or legal guardian
Food and drink available from the Bistro at Gateway City Arts from 4pm throughout the show.

Menu

The Bistro at Gateway City Arts serves fresh, locally-sourced New American Cuisine for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. They also have a complete bar and seasonal outdoor beer garden that serves beer, wine, and classic as well as signature cocktails. For menus and more details please go to:
To contact the kitchen please call 413-650-0786 or bistro@gatewaycityarts.com

Big Sam's Funky Nation
Big Sam's Funky Nation
When you think of New Orleans, the city’s foremost flambeaux-lit traditions of Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street, voodoo, Po’ boys, beads, gumbo, and second line undoubtedly come to mind. You can also count Big Sam’s Funky Nation amongst those NOLA treasures. 

Known for a boisterous blend of funk, jazz, rock, and hip-hop, nothing short of seismic live “experiences,” and a whole lot of Southern charm, Big Sam’s Funky Nation might very well be The Big Easy’s best kept secret.



Against the backdrop of Crescent City, the group released five fan favorite albums and quietly developed a devout following. Powered by jaw-dropping technical talent and uncontainable energy on stage, their performances have become the stuff of legend. Big Sam ensures you’re not just a part of the crowd, but “a part of the show dancing and singing along.” Beyond standout sets at the likes of Voodoo Music + Experience and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the boys have performed at Bonnaroo, SXSW, and Austin City Limits, to name a few.

“When you see us live or listen to our records, we’re all going to have a good time,” he leaves off. “That’s what funk is all about. That’s what New Orleans is all about. That’s what Big Sam’s Funky Nation is all about. If you come to a show, you’re going to party. That’s what we’re here for.”

“Big Sam” Williams - trombone, lead vocals

Drew “Da Phessah” Baham - trumpet, vocals

Jerry “JBlakk” Henderson – bass

Keenan “Butta Cream” McRae – guitar

Alfred “Sgt Gutta” Jordan – drums

Kendrick Marshall – keys
Venue Information:
Gateway City Arts
92 Race St.
Holyoke, MA, 01040
http://www.gatewaycityarts.com/