The Rumble

Buick GMC of Beaverton Blues Stage + Crossroads Stage

6 PM + 9 PM

On Mardi Gras morning, before you even glimpse the Indians — dancing down the street, resplendent in their intricate and elaborate beadwork and feathers — you hear the thrumming back line, known as “the rumble.” With seven GRAMMY-nominated musicians, The Rumble band is an opportunity to immerse yourself in that thrilling moment, a wholly unique facet of New Orleans culture.

The Rumble fuses iconic New Orleans funk, in the vein of The Meters and The Neville Brothers, with modern, vibrant sounds befitting the next generation, including electrifying brass and the singular visual splendor of the Black Masking carnival tradition.

The Rumble’s debut album, Live at the Maple Leaf, received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Regional Roots Album 2024. Their live show is a symphony of rich color and propulsive sound, with each member — Second Chief Joseph Boudreaux Jr. of the Golden Eagles, trumpeter Aurélien Barnes, trombonist José Maize Jr., bassist TJ Norris, guitarist Ari Teitel, keyboardist Andriu Yanovski, and drummer Trenton O’Neal — sharing vocal duties and engaging the audience in the classic Mardi Gras Indian-style call-and-response.

This group of bold and passionate culture-bearers pays homage to trailblazers like Wild Magnolias and Golden Eagles, both of which featured the vocal stylings of Boudreaux’s father, Monk Boudreaux, and continues to preserve the New Orleans community’s legacies and traditions.

Jul 7
Jul 7