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News – George Porter Jr. to headline Shakedown Music Fest

News - George Porter Jr. to headline Shakedown Music Fest

Mafiaoza’s Shakedown Music Fest benefiting Alabama Forever and YP Birmingham Charities takes place in Crestline Village on Saturday, June 25, 2016 and features George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ PardnersThe DexateensMia BordersCadillac Willy, B For Humanity, Riverbend, 2020, Kate & The Howlers, and an after party with The Underhills! Advance tickets are available now at www.shakedownmusicfest.com for $15 and a limited number of patio viewing tickets are available for $75. Day of tickets are $20. Presenting sponsors are The Fred Smith Group, Meeting Street Graphics, Portico Mountain Brook, Coca-Cola, Performance Food Service, Redmont Distilling Co., Edwards Chevrolet, Vulcan Tire & Automotive, and Alabama Beverage.

George Porter Jr.

George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist of The Meters, along with Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli and Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste. The group was formed in the mid 60’s and came to be recognized as one of the progenitors of funk then called R&B. The Meters disbanded in 1977, but reformed in 1989. Today the original group still plays the occasional reunions but the Funky Meters, of which Porter and Neville are still members, most prominently keeps the spirit alive.

Few bass players in the history of modern…

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Festivals – Cask + Drum 2015

Festivals - Cask + Drum 2015

Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 7, at 10 am CST for 2015 Cask + Drum benefiting Magic Moments. This year’s Cask + Drum will be held on October 17, 2015 in Avondale and will feature Warren Haynes, Green River Ordinance, Striking Matches, The Suffers, Great Peacock and more to be announced.

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Magic Moments is the only wish granting organization devoted exclusively to creating magic moments for children in Alabama with chronically life threatening medical conditions. A “magic moment” allows children and their families to forget, even if just for a little while, the fear and pain of their illness. Learn more about this great organization HERE.

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