Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Ring in this highly-anticipated new year in downtown Mobile with a giant electronic MoonPie dropping as New Orleans legend, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue bring the funk on the main stage! This year’s headliner, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, will take this celebration to the next level with a performance featuring brass band blare and deep-groove funk fused with bluesy beauty and hip-hop/pop swagger. Bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower Troy Andrews will lead the charge with multitudes of sound, stellar playing and the idea that, even in the toughest of times, “Music brings unity.”

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Opening Act


Local superstar line-up performing popular tunes in the genres of funk, hip-hop, soul and rock. Featuring:

Lee YankieVocals/Guitar – guitarist and singer/songwriter from the Mobile area. His sound is a southern soul/funk thing heavily influenced by the blues and the sounds of New Orleans. He’s currently working on his second album and touring with The Honey Island Swamp Band from New Orleans.

Chris SpiesKeyboard – The Honey Island Swamp Band, Matador! Soul Sounds, Nerf the World, Kung-Fu Mama.

Brooks Hubbert – Guitar/Vocals – Colonel Bruce Hampton, Mike Dillon band, Nerf the World, Rollin’ in the Hay.

Owen FinleyBass – The Honey Island Swamp Band, Jimmy Hall, BRUH, Big Jam Space Driver, Tyler Mac, Ryan Balthrop and Friends, Lee Yankie Band, Johnny Hayes and the Love Seats, Jake Peavy and the Outsiders, Yellowhammer, John Hart Project

Donna HallVocals – Wet Willie, Marshall Tucker Band, Bonnie Bramlett, Greg Allman and Grand Funk Railroad.

John MilhamDrums – released his first self-titled album in 2018 “Ardens Garden” featuring Jennifer Hartswick from the Trey Anastasio Band and many other noted musicians! Milham is also Creator and Director for Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas and tours/records with Nerf the World, Molly Thomas and The Rare Birds, Grayson Capps and Johnny Sansone, and was a founding member Kung-Fu Mama.

Phillip Baggins, Jr. – Drums – drummer for Yeah, Probably.

Ian BowmanSaxophone – Naughty Professor, Bowman has collaborated/performed with countless musicians—from hip hop icon Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, to modern rock sensation The Revivalists, to New Orleans jazz legend Ellis Marsalis.

Harry Morter, Jr. – Trumpet – J & The Causeways. Harry has also toured the world with blues guitarist Samantha Fish, and has shared stages with members of Lettuce, Ghost Note, Galactic, The Soul Rebels, Marcus King Band, Forq, Snarky Puppy and many more.

Second Line Parade and Performance

The Port City Secondliners and the Jukebox Brass Band

These local second line experts will perform at the Renaissance Riverview Hotel Plaza Courtyard and then lead the second line parade to the main stage to kick-off the night’s amazing entertainment line-up. You won’t be able to stay still once you hear their lively sounds flowing through the streets!