Experimental, jazzy funk for your brain
With the release of their live, two-disc album/DVD, Tell Your Friends, Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most internationally respected names in instrumental music. The three-time Dallas Observer Music Award-winning group for Best Jazz Act has gained a reputation for putting on a live show unparalleled in energy, virtuosity and musicianship. They seamlessly fuse a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that is able to reach the most critical or most carefree audience. After spending its formative years at the University of North Texas, Snarky Puppy is somewhere between a garage band and a collective, with more than 25 players in regular rotation whp include Grammy Award winners and mainstays with artists, such as Erykah Badu, Marcus Miller, P Diddy, Dirty Money, The Polyphonic Spree, Snoop Dogg, Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor, Morcheeba, Tower of Power, Ari Hoenig and Adam Rogers, Justin Timberlake, Kenny Garrett, Yo-Yo Ma, Lucy Woodward, and Bilal. Snarky Puppy is a group of musicians unanimously and enthusiastically committed to music education and community outreach. Working with groups like Roots Of American Music in inner city Cleveland and the Music Lab at Jefferson Center in Roanoke, as well as giving clinics at 40 colleges, high schools, and middle schools worldwide, the band has a strong commitment to spreading a love of music and general positivity to a young generation looking for something real to hold on to.
Join us on the lawn!
This concert is free! Open seating is available on the lawn. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs. You also can bring your own food and coolers with beverages, including alcohol, but no glass containers, please. Parking is free. For directions to the Levitt, please see Directions & Parking.