Announcing Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ The American Roots Music & Arts Festival!

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

The American Roots Music & Arts Festival and Live Nation are thrilled to announce the addition of New Orleans sensation Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue to the festival’s extraordinary line-up, set for Oct. 17 & 18 at Raleigh, NC’s Walnut Creek Amphitheatre. Trombone Shorty will join headliner Eric Church, performing both nights, and the following incredible musicians: Modest Mouse, Sheyrl Crow, The Roots, Willie Nelson, Warren Haynes, Grace Potter, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon and many more…

Trombone Shorty

New Orleans native Trombone Shorty quickly became a mainstay of the local jazz scene before exploding onto the national stage supporting Lenny Kravitz on a massive tour with Aerosmith. It’s been hard to miss Shorty since, having performed around the globe with such legendary acts as U2, Green Day, Jeff Beck, and the Dave Matthews Band, to name a few! Since 2009, Trombone Shorty has performed with his band, Orleans Avenue, a boisterous funk/pop/hip-hop mix including musicians Mike Ballard on bass, Dan Oestreicher on baritone sax, Tim McFatter on tenor sax, Pete Murano on guitar and Joey Peebles on drums.  In addition to globe trotting touring, the band has performed for television shows like Conan, the Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live.


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The festival features the eagerly awaited homecoming of North Carolina’s own Eric Church, set for two hugely anticipated headline both Saturday and Sunday. Church, a multi-platinum crossover superstar – who has spent the past year on his epic “Outsiders World Tour” – was recently honored with a stunning five nominations for the 49th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, including his first-ever nod in the prestigious “Entertainer of the Year” category.

Additional performers and special concert events will be revealed in the coming weeks – keep your eyes peeled and be sure to visit us online or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

In addition to his musical endeavors, Trombone Shorty gives back to the community through his Trombone Shorty Foundation, who’s mission is to, “preserve and perpetuate the unique musical culture of New Orleans by passing down its traditions to future generations of musicians” which it achieves through a variety of musical programs for children.  To read more, visit: 

In the same time-honored tradition, The American Roots Music & Arts Festival is inviting North Carolina-based singer/songwriters to enter the “Play The Fest” contest for a chance to perform live at the Festival. Four local artists will be selected to perform two original songs each, based on judges’ review and fan voting. Complete details and entry information can be found at

The American Roots Music & Arts Festival:
Eric Church (2 Nights)
Modest Mouse
Sheryl Crow
The Roots
Willie Nelson
Warren Haynes
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Grace Potter
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Chris Stapleton
Railroad Earth
Leftover Salmon
Greensky Bluegrass
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

& many more!


Two-day tickets for the American Roots Music & Arts Festival start at $79 and are on sale now at, via the Live Nation app, the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone: 1-800-745-3000. For more information, please log on to In addition, a range of VIP and Super VIP Experiences are also available at