first_imgLegendary soul man James Brown is the focus of an exciting new tribute, as an all-star lineup of musicians will join the James Brown Band for an exciting “James Brown Birthday Family Bash” event. Held at the Augusta Common in Augusta, GA on May 3rd, a who’s who of jammers will be in attendance for the tribute.The lineup features Sharon Jones, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Ty Taylor (Vintage Trouble), Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Chris Rob (Nasty Delicious), Gavin Hamilton (Funk You) and Greg Hester, as well as thirteen members of James Brown’s classic crew. If that doesn’t get you grooving, nothing will!Of course, you can always head down to Fool’s Paradise from April 1-2, where you can catch Porter Jr. and Neville as part of the festival’s Soul Revue superjam championed by Chris Robinson. Hosted by Lettuce, the inaugural festival in St. Augustine, FL will feature performances from Vulfpeck, GRiZ, The Nth Power, Goldfish, Break Science and more! Tickets are available here.The James Brown Birthday Family Bash performance is set to take place on May 3rd, which is held to benefit the James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils (JAMP), whose mission is to further music education for Augusta’s youth through the music of James Brown. More information about this exciting show can be found here.last_img read more