The Grammy Award-winning Rebirth Brass Band will perform at Grinnell College on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Grinnell College. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel, 1128 Park St., Grinnell. Tickets are required.

​​​Formed in 1983 by Phillip and Keith Frasier, the band is a true New Orleans institution. It has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to performing at festivals and stages all over the world, and is now at the forefront of New Orleans brass. Known for their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, a famous music bar in New Orleans, the Rebirth Brass Band has also appeared on the HBO television series Treme, set in post-Katrina New Orleans.

While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, Rebirth Brass Band has also reached into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound. In 2012, their album Rebirth of New Orleans won the Grammy Award for best regional roots music album.

“Rebirth can be precise whenever it wants to,” says The New York Times, “but it’s more like a party than a machine. It’s a working model of the New Orleans musical ethos: as long as everybody knows what they’re doing, anyone can cut loose.”


The Grinnell College Public Events Committee is sponsoring this concert.  While the event is free, tickets are required. They will be distributed starting Monday, Oct. 30, at the box office in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, 1108 Park St., Grinnell. Tickets are free to those present at the box office during open hours. The box office is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Phone reservations are not accepted, although individuals may call the box office at 641-269-4444 during open hours to determine whether tickets are still available.


Grinnell College welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. Accommodation requests may be made to Conference Operations.

This venue is equipped with an induction hearing loop system, which enables individuals with hearing aids set to T-Coil to hear the program.

The College welcomes the presence of minors at all age-appropriate public events and for informal visits, with the understanding that a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult assumes full responsibility for their child’s safety and behavior during such visits or events. In these cases, the College expects that an adult responsible for the visiting child takes measures to ensure the child’s safety and sees that the child complies with directions of College personnel. Grinnell College is not responsible for supervision of minors on campus.

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