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Boogie Fever: Athenians To Hit The Bricks For Annual Street Party

Elliot Nicolson

Updated Thu, Jul 19, 2012 11:58 am
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The 8th annual Boogie on the Bricks summer street party kicks off this Saturday, July 21 at 1 p.m. with a few new additions to the schedule.

Fifteen bands will perform on two stages at opposite ends of Court Street, much in the same fashion as the Halloween block party.

One stage will be located at the intersection of Court and West Union Streets; the other at Court and West State Streets.

Local favorites such as Broken Ring, Sassafraz, and Elemental Groove Theory will be performing, along with popular regional groups such as The Spikedrivers and The Heartlanders.

This year's headliner is Big Sam’s Funky Nation, a brass-funk group based in New Orleans, La. The band is fronted by Sam Williams, a former member of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and sideman for Allen Toussaint and Elvis Costello.

Known to many TV viewers from his recurring role on HBO's Treme, Big Sam's star is on the rise, with The San Francisco Chronicle calling him "the top man on the slide trombone in the birthplace of jazz."

While the music is the main attraction at Boogie on the Bricks, it's certainly not the only reason to attend.

Each year, the street party offers a variety of craft beers. This year's specialty beer is "Boogie Brew," a one-time ale created specifically for this year's shindig. A number of frozen malt libations will also be featured.

And for the second year in a row, the Boogie Buskers Street Performers will be strolling down Court Street for a some added entertainment between stage acts.

In addition, there will be numerous arts and crafts vendors on hand as well as a number of children's activities.

Visit www.boogieonthebricks.com for more information.


Main Stage at Court and West State

1 p.m.           Holy Spicoli
2:20 p.m.      Trip Dog
3:40 p.m.      Without Papers
5 p.m.           Appalachian Hiphop Junkies
6:20 p.m.      The Spikedrivers
7:40 p.m.      Big Sam’s Funky  Nation
9:20 p.m.      Elemental Groove Theory

Court and West Union Stage

12 p.m.        The Remedy
1 p.m.          The Euphemism
2 p.m.          The Posers
3 p.m.          Broken Ring
4 p.m.          Coolville Hotclub
5 p.m.          The Porters
6 p.m.          Bright at Night
7 p.m.          Sassafraz
8 p.m.          The Heartlanders


Slideshow: 2012 Boogie on the Bricks

Erika Goldring

Big Sam's Funky Nation


Elemental Groove Theory


The Heartlanders


The Spikedrivers


Coolville Hotclub

Sarah Warda

Broken Ring




Trip Dog