Saturday, August 1, 2015 * Larry Norvell Band Shell * Manhattan City Park
MaDAME Groove- 5:30PM
MaDAME GROOVE is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, producer and teacher from Manhattan, KS. Her eclectic mix of Hip-Hop/R&B/Soul makes her performances some of the most unique in the area, and her band brings excitement, energy and deep spiritual connection to her audience everywhere they perform. Her band consists of Kansas State Professor of Jazz Dr. Wayne Goins on lead guitar, Kansas State Professor Dr. Gordon Lewis on bass, and Kansas State University student Robert Rodriguez.
Charles Walker Band- 7:30PM
Grounded in the blues, the Charles Walker Band has refined their unique sound into Neo-Funk, a fusion of funk, r&b and Motown with heavy melodic pop influences. Though comapred to an array of musicians (Prince, Sharon Jones, and the Dap Kings, George Clinton, and James Brown), their music retains deep gospel influences and positive lyrical messages.
Daniel Dissmore Septet- 6:30PM
Based in the Little Apple, the Daniel Dissmore Septet was formed in October 2014 to continue the advancement of America's music: jazz. Led by trumpet player Daniel Dissmore, the band consists of young but rising stars. The septet includes drummer Craig Archer, bassist Nolan Groff, guitarist Carlos Serrano, tenor saxophonist Hale Weirick, and alto saxophonist Jacob Wright. While expressing their own personalities, the musicians stay true to the spirit of America's improvisational art. Through their performances of arrangements of jazz standards as well as of orginal compositions, the Daniel Dissmore Septet gives their listeners an enlightened experience.
Red Molly- 8:30PM
Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro) and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music — from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk — as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies.
Family Friendly Area
As part of ARTS in the PARK Summer Concert Series
Rhythm and Brews Weekend Events
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In 2000, the K-State Student Union Program Council (UPC) partnered with the Midnight Blue Jazz Quintet and the International Association for Jazz Education to showcase jazz in Manhattan.
In 2005, the K-State Student Union Program Council and the Manhattan, Kansas Parks & Recreation Department worked together to form the first Little Apple® Jazz Festival.
Rebranded to Rhythm and Brews Music Festival®, which will still feature jazz at its core, but also offer neo-funk and bluegrass in order to appeal to a wide variety of audience members. This year's festival will be part of the Arts in the Park series and held in conjunction with Rhythm and Brews.
Last year's festival attracted more than 2,000 people. The festival also aims to attract out-of-towners to show off Manhattan, Kansas, the Little Apple®! We strive to showcase four or five bands, including this year's headliner, Red Molly, which is brought to us by the Manhattan Convention & Visitor's Bureau. The headlining bands for the 2005-2014 festivals were: were Kevin Mahogany, Kathy Kosins, Ron Gutierrez, Lisa Henry, Les Lankhorst, Roxi Copland, and CJ Manning & Company, Panorama, County Road 5, and The Steel Wheels, respectively. There will be two stages at the festival and a family-friendly area featuring a photo booth, balloon artist, bouncy house, and face painters. There will be food vendors too. It's an event that appeals to the whole family.
About the Festival
Family Friendly Area 5PM-8PM
||Say Cheez Photo Booth
||Balloon Artist Sun Johnson
||Inflatable Bounce House
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