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Event: 'TROMBONE SHORTY & KERMIT RUFFINS TO PERFORM MARCH 6TH AT SOUTHERN REP’S BACKSTAGE BASH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER'

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Date: Friday, March 06, 2009 At 06:30 PM
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call 504.522.6545 for tickets
Location: http://www.southernrep.com

Southern Rep Theatre today announced that two of New Orleans’ favorite local musicians and showmen, Trombone Shorty and Kermit Ruffins, will perform with their bands at Southern Rep’s BACKSTAGE BASH Annual Fundraiser Friday, March 6th, 2009 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The “glimpse behind the velvet curtain” themed event takes place on the third floor at The Shops at Canal Place and also includes tastings from top chef’s menus, plentiful drinks, and a silent auction. A Premiere Patron’s Party begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are now available at donation levels ranging from $30 to $125.
The evening begins with the Premiere Patron Party at 6:30 p.m. at the Southern Rep Theatre, featuring cocktails with special guests from the New Orleans’ theatre world and hors d’oeuvres from Chef Shane Pritchett, lately of Emeril’s. Patrons also receive reserved table seats for all the Bash Happenings.
At 7:30 p.m., the Bash starts near the Saks Fifth Avenue entrance. Main Event party-goers will enjoy unlimited drinks and samplings from the best and most unique NOLA eateries. There will be an extensive silent auction featuring original artwork and jewelry, in-demand sports team items, gourmet dining experiences, and more. Kermit Ruffins and The Barbecue Swingers are first up, promising a swinging start to the Bash. An extraordinary musical talent at just age 22, Trombone Shorty and his band Orleans Avenue, are scheduled to headline later in the evening at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Tickets donations are $125 for the Premiere Patron Party; $50 individuals / $90 couples for the Main Event Bash including unlimited food & drink; and $30 after 9:30 p.m. at the door only for Bash Crashers which includes two free drinks.

Who: Southern Rep’s BACKSTAGE BASH Annual Fundraiser 2009 featuring Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers and headliner Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.
When: Friday, March 6, 2009. Time: 6:30 Premiere Patron Party, 7:30 Bash Begins
Where: Third floor at The Shops at Canal Place (near Saks’ entrance), on the edge of the French Quarter
Price: Premiere Patron Party $125; Main Event: $50 individuals/$90 couples; Bash Crashers (after 9:30 at the door) $30
Availability: On the web at www.southernrep.com or call 504.522.6545 for tickets