March Fourth Marching Band
Venue Address (Get Directions)Visual Arts Collective (VaC)
Date and Time
Sunday, September 15th, 2013 at 8:00pm
MarchFourth Marching Band
Sunday, September 15th, 2013 at The Visual Arts Collective
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Showtime is 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 ADV/$25 DOOR. General admission.
21+. No smoking. Full bar served.
The Visual Arts Collective is located at 3638 Osage St. in Boise, Idaho.
*Tickets avail at 11am on Saturday, July 20th
at www.egyptiantheatre.net, The Record Exchange, The Boise Co-op, and Egyptian Theatre box office.
Charge tickets by phone at 208-387-1273 Tues-Sat from 11a to 6p.
July 16, 2013 (BOISE, ID) – Idaho Live presents MarchFourth Marching Band on Sunday, September 15th, 2013 at 8:30 p.m. at The Visual Arts Collective located at 3638 Osage St. in Boise. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 at the door. Advance tickets will be available at The Record Exchange, The Boise Co-op, The Egyptian Theatre box office, and egyptiantheatre.net on Saturday, July 20th at 11:00 a.m. Call the Egyptian Theatre box office at 208-387-1273, Tuesday thru Saturday from 11a - 6p, to charge by phone.
ABOUT MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BAND:
The MarchFourth Marching Band has evolved into a high-energy, eclectic and mobile unit of good times, taking a Fellini-esque mix of Mardi Gras mayhem, afro beat, Mexican hustle, sultry samba, big band, and gypsy folk to the streets and parks, and the club and festival scene--anywhere people seek liberation through booty-shaking beats, driving bass, and high-flying horn arrangements. Accompanied by their surrealist troupe of stilt-dancers, fire-spinners, and costumed beauties, they are a new love-party paradigm.
According to bassist, and one of the group's founding members, John Averill, MarchFourth is "something entirely different. Musically, we're not influenced by marching bands at all. I really think of us more as an alternative big band that happens to be able to march."
MarchFourth Marching Band got its name from the date of their first show: March 4, 2003. It began when a handful of artists and musicians in Portland, Oregon decided to put together a marching band for a Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras party on March 4th, originally performing a 7-song set of tunes that included covers of Rebirth Brass Band, Fela Kuti, and Fleetwood Mac. The night was a smashing success and encouraged the group to book more shows. Opening for the Youngblood Brass Band and playing with Pink Martini cemented the group that first year: they played a total of 34 shows in their first ten months. By 2007 the band was becoming better known in Portland and beyond. They expanded their 4th anniversary party to include a family matinee and an adult evening show at the Crystal Ballroom and sold out both shows. It was time to take the show on the road. They bought a 1984 MCI coach on eBay, then converted it to fit about 28 people comfortably with convertible bunk-beds, wi-fi, kitchen and roof rack. Members of the band did all the bus customization. They haven't stopped touring since.
“Wild, fun and excitable, this is the music I want playing at my wake, the band I want preceding
the hearse to my grave.” - LivePDX.com
“The band’s sexy funk keeps me looking for James Bond. Horns pop people like kernels from the floor.” - Ashland Armory
“Throw up your batons! Toss about that pocket-stored confetti! Let the high steppin’, flair totin’ cyclone of happiness begin!"- Caitlin Donohue, San Francisco Bay Guardian
MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BAND: