Such a Night ~ A mardi gras celebration

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Dr. John and Charles Neville, two titans of the New Orleans music scene, share the stage in a rare performance to benefit Blues to Green, an organization that harnesses the power of music to bring people together and inspire positive social change. They met in the 1950’s as aspiring young musicians in New Orleans and later shared a small apartment in Soho as their respective careers took flight. In the intervening six decades they crossed paths on stages around the world and worked in the recording studio together, serving as ambassadors of the vibrant musical heritage that they grew up with.

On this exceptional night, Dr. John and Charles Neville reunite and join forces with New Orleans’ Soul Brass Band to celebrate and support the mission of Blues to Green, a nonprofit founded by Kristen Neville in response to the devastation of hurricane Katrina. Best known for producing the Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival, Blues to Green develops music and art events that aim to foster community connections and catalyze social and environmental change.

Tickets are $35 / $45 / $75 (includes VIP artist reception). Showtime is at 8pm, doors open to the public at 7:30pm, and there is a donor/artist reception at 6:30pm. This event is presented by Blues to Green in collaboration with Signature Sounds Presents, with support from New England Public Radio and Laudable Productions.

Dr. John

Winner of six Grammy awards and an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Dr. John is well known for his musical style, bedazzled suits and showmanship. He has performed with countless musicians including Professor Longhair, James Booker, Eric Clapton, Allen Toussaint, Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, The Neville Brothers and more.


Charles Neville is a Grammy-winning artist, a master of the saxophone and a long-time resident of western Massachusetts. He has performed worldwide with artists like James Booker, Bobby “Blue” Bland, B.B. King, Allen Toussaint and of course Aaron Neville and The Neville Brothers.

Soul Brass

Steeped in tradition, the Soul Brass Band is an all-star lineup is called upon for its top-flight traditional Brass Band repertoire and Second line Parades; night after night, they’re called upon again for frontman Derrick Freeman’s signature brass band infusion of classic Soul.

Academy_of_Music_Northampton_5Blues to Green Donor & Artist Reception

Blues to Green donors as well as audience members who purchase the $75 tickets are invited to attend a private reception, which will be held at 6:30PM in the Salon at the Academy of Music Theatre. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served, with a special musical performance by the Soul Brass Band, prior to doors which open at 7:30PM. Guests will have an opportunity to get to mingle with the artists and learn more about Blues to Green from the organization’s founders and board members.

Become a donor and join Dr. John in support of the Blues to Green mission: to use music and the arts to celebrate and strengthen community and culture, foster social responsibility, and embrace environmental stewardship.

Donor Packages & Sponsorship Opportunities

Area businesses, organizations and individuals who believe in the power of music to uplift, inspire and bring people together are invited to support the community programming of Blues to Green, a Western Massachusetts based 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Recognition opportunities include title sponsorship, event signage, program book listing, onstage mentions, pre-show branding, and media outreach.

Please contact Kristin Neville to learn more about sponsorship packages and benefits.

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