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Celebrate Mardi-Gras with Sunday Music & The Dixie Dads

February 12, 2018 4:00 PM | Guest Blogger (Administrator)

Sunday Music Series will welcome The Dixie Dads, with guest artist Bob Havens, to February’s concert on Sunday, Feb. 18. The band will play many of the traditional jazz tunes that are commonly heard in New Orleans, especially during this month’s Mardi-Gras celebration!

The Dixie Dads are an eight-piece Dixieland-style jazz band composed of local musicians and organized by bandleader John Schneider. The band has been in existence for two years, and has performed at a number of festivals and other events in Quincy and Hannibal. 

Bob Havens is the band’s music coach, and has been guiding the musicians in their interpretation of New Orleans-style music. Havens had an illustrious career as jazz musician with Al Hirt, Pete Fountain and the Lawrence Welk Orchestra before retiring and returning to his native Quincy. He will be featured as a trombone soloist at this event. 

In addition to Havens and Schneider, the musicians performing will be Jeff Schuecking, Les Fonza, Chardy Bangert, Corey Bowman, Todd Evans and Gary Bratton.

The concert will begin at 4 pm at the Salem Church (located at 9th and State Streets) in Quincy. Attendees should park in the lot on the north side of the church, and to enter through the handicap ramp on the Northwest corner of the church. The monthly series of concerts are free and open to the public, however, donations will be accepted at the door.

For more information about the concert or if you would like to perform, contact Phyllis Robertson, Program Coordinator, at 217-228-2866 or visit dixiedads.com.

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