If you ever wondered why the Nevilles are known as New Orleans’ first family of funk, this video tells the story. It was shot at Jazz Fest 3 weeks ago. You can see Aaron with his brother Charles on sax plus the quintet at North Shore Music Theatre on June 30 (get tickets here or you can try to win tickets here). This is their only concert in the Northeast U.S. this year (they recently returned from a wildly successful tour of Japan).
Opening for the Nevilles will be Gloucester’s favorite New Orleans transplant Henri Smith, who is assembling an all-star band for this performance. June 30 will be a night you won’t soon forget.
There’s music all day today — it’s going on right now and will continue into the night. You can get to most of it because the shows are spread fairly evenly throughout the day and evening. If you start now you could take in 8 free shows (see the full music schedule here). Where else on Earth could you do that in a friendly environment surrounded by water, beaches and one of the world’s most beautiful harbors?