Empire Strikes Brass

Born on the streets of Asheville, NC, Empire Strikes Brass has been exciting fans around the world with their unique and dynamic approach. Since their formation in 2013, ESB intentionally stretches the boundaries of the stereotypical brass band paradigm, fusing sounds from around the globe. Arrangement and the writing process is a collaborative band effort, taking multiple genres of music and weaving them together through the horn section. The diversity present is what makes ESB unique. There are definite nods to Old School Funk, Ska, Southern Rock, Alt Country, Hip Hop, Boogaloo and New Orleans Jazz. Expect face melting guitar solos, soul shaking synthesizer solos, lush vocal harmonies, powerful moving drums, thick nasty bass, hypnotically rhythmic keys and wall to wall horn power. Very few brass bands are able to fuse so many styles and array of technique into their work, but Empire Strikes Brass makes it happen again and again.

Event Details:

  • When: Saturday, September 16th
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: This event will proceed rain or shine

Questions / Comments

  1. Kendall Leigh Cunningham May 11, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Is this at Belmont Abby College or at the White Water Rafting Center? Thanks!

    • usnwcadmin May 12, 2016 at 11:22 am

      Hey Kendall, all River Jam events take place at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. The island where our stage is located is named after Belmont Abbey College.

  2. Sally Gionta April 15, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Can’t wait

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