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Roomful of Blues
July 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
World-renowned, horn-powered, house-rocking, Grammy-nominated blues band Roomful of Blues takes over the Ross Farm on Saturday, July 15! Rain or shine!
With a non-stop performance schedule for over 50 years, Roomful of Blues has earned critical, popular and radio success and a legion of fans across the globe. Even though the band lineup has changed over the years, Roomful of Blues has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. Singer Phil Pemberton brings his sweet and soulful vocals and adds another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump-blues musical roots. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor. Along with bassist John Turner, trumpeter and Basking Ridge-native Carl Gerhard, drummer Mike Coffey, keyboardist Rusty Scott, baritone and tenor saxophonist Alek Razdan, and tenor and alto saxophonist Rich Lataille, Roomful keeps on rockin’ into 2023!
According to DownBeat magazine, Roomful of Blues “are in a class by themselves.” With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B, it’s no wonder why the great Count Basie called them “the hottest blues band I ever heard.” Since 1967, the group’s deeply-rooted blend of swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues and soul has earned it five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards and the prestigious DownBeat International Critics Poll for “Best Blues Band.”
For this outdoor concert, 450 tickets will be sold at $35/adult, $25/under 16. Note, 2023 Band of Friends memberships and sponsorships include this and all other concerts in this series. Guests should bring their own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, and picnics are welcome! The concert will be held rain or shine – sorry, no refunds! Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.