Sun Oct, 4 Doors: 5:00 pm Starts: 6:00 pm
Presenting live New Orleans jazz music by Marty Peters and the Party Meters on our Outdoor Stage on the French Broad River from 6:00-9pm. Full bar, amazing menu by Root Down Kitchen, and plenty of space to social distance in style with your pod of 6 or fewer friends. Check out our website for more info on our new safety measures so you know what to expect when you arrive. 21+ only. Rain or Shine. No reservations. Masks required unless at your table.
Marty Peters and the Party Meters
“There are many contributing factors to the ongoing success of Marty Peters and the Party Meters, but what stands out more than anything is the unique balance between depth of experience and musical playfulness. The band embodies the respect for tradition and dedication to the history of traditional jazz that has been a hallmark of many great New Orleans ensembles. Yet, what distinguishes it amongst young, post Katrina bands in its unique ability to both freshly interpret traditional music, and more importantly do it in a way which is undeniably entertaining. Seeing the band light up a french quarter cocktail bar, or breathe life into the dance-floor at a swing dance festival is to see them in their natural habitat. Marty Peters leads the band, which is comprised of a group of professional, full time New Orleans based musicians who have cut their teeth playing around the city both as a band and separately in other projects. For this reason, each musical voice speaks confidently and brings a breadth of influences to the table, which seamlessly blend into a cohesive and intuitive sound. Crowds rarely forget the comic synergy between Jeff Kreis (trumpet) and Marty Peters (woodwinds), which plays out both between songs and between the two of them, as the two horn players riff off one another with effortless, spontaneous counterpoint. The rhythm section, comprised of Zach Slaughter (Bass), Mark Weliky (Guitar) and Spencer Knapp (drums), never sacrifices groove for showiness, and plays with immense creativity and responsiveness to the soloists. This energy and feel is not lost in the band’s recorded material which, even though meticulously planned and rehearsed, spills forth with the power of a live show. Ultimately, the sound of the band both on stage and recorded exudes passion, dedication, and musical mastery, yet balances these qualities with a willingness not to take itself too seriously. All these factors produce a show-stopping band with a sound that is fresh, unique, and enjoyably accessible!”