NEW ORLEANS (PRESS RELEASE) – Bridge House/Grace House is excited to announce the headliner for Sober Fest, Dumpstaphunk. Dumpstaphunk will hit the stage at New Orleans’ very first dry music festival on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, at Mardi Gras World’s River City Plaza.
Dumpstaphunk stands out amongst New Orleans’ best, cementing themselves as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville and Meters family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship through complex funk, rock, and jazz arrangements accompanied by soulful melodies and Big Easy traditions.
For the past 17 years, Dumpstaphunk has earned its reputation as the most well-regarded next-generation New Orleans live powerhouse, the type of band whose live shows attract sit-ins from legends like Carlos Santana, Bob Weir, and Trombone Shorty. Their success has also led them to open for the Rolling Stones at the Superdome in July 2019 and more recently, finishing up a 20+ date US Tour with Trombone Shorty on his Voodoo Threauxdown with Tank and the Bangas, Big Freedia, and Soul Rebels in Summer 2022.
Dumpstaphunk has performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival every year since 2001 and continues to tour all over the world. The band just released their 4th studio album Where Do We Go From Here on April 23, 2021, featuring Marcus King, Trombone Shorty, and Chali 2Na, and it is now available on double bronze vinyl, CD, and all digital platforms. Dumpstaphunk culled material from many different sources over the past few years, creating during downtime and rare off-tour cycle stop-gaps at various studios in New Orleans. Now, they will be hitting the stage at Sober Fest.