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Dirty River Dixie Band Jazzes Up Sunrise Beach Village Concert in the Park

The Dirty River Dixie Band performs from 2-4 p.m. March 11 during a free Concert in the Park in Sunrise Beach Village. Photo from DirtyRiverDixieBand.com

SUNRISE BEACH VILLAGE — Dang, they get your toes tapping.

Even a quick listen to the Dirty River Dixie Band makes you understand why people in the Roaring ’20s had to jump up and dance when a jazz band started swinging.

If you have any doubts, check out the Dirty River Dixie Band live from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 11, during the Concert in the Park.

The event is free and takes place at McNair Park, 211 Park Road. Though it’s in Sunrise Beach Village and hosted by the Sunrise Beach Citizens for Community Action Association, everyone is invited.

“Our annual Concert in the Park is a free musical event for our residents and surrounding neighborhood area to promote family, friendship, and community spirit in our gorgeous McNair Park,” said Jamie Bishop Emerson of the Sunrise Beach CCAA. “In this kind of chaotic world we live in, it’s important to have time where we can all just get together, listen to music, and have fun.

“This concert is really just about promoting that community spirit,” she added.

The Dirty River Dixie Band hails from San Antonio, and performs across the state. The band is just coming off recording its latest EP, “Swing That Music,” which features 13 tracks, each with incredible musicianship.

A tremendous brass sound drives the music with piano, guitar, clarinet, vocals, and even some banjo.

“It’s an amazing band. Every one of the members is a music educator,” Emerson said. “It’s going to be an incredible concert.”

No food will be sold during the concert, so bring a picnic basket. And don’t forget a blanket or lawn chairs.

“Come on out, meet your neighbors, and make some new friends, whether they’re here from Sunrise Beach or from anywhere else in the Hill Country,” Emerson said.

Go to dirtyriverdixieband.com to sample the band’s music.

In case of inclement weather, the show will move to the Sunrise Beach Civic Center, 124 Sunrise Drive.

daniel@thepicayune.com

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