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Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Mama Digdown's Brass Band, The Handphibians (free)

  • 100 block of King Street 100 King Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

The multi-generational Preservation Hall Jazz Band formed in the early 1960s at its namesake French Quarter venue, with the aim of carrying on the traditions of New Orleans brass bands. In recent years the band has been combining that ongoing work with a focus on original compositions (which dominate its most recent albums, 2017's So It Is and 2013's That's It) and collaborations with artists ranging from bluegrass veteran Del McCoury to the Foo Fighters. So It Is has its more subdued and conversational moments (the title track, "One Hundred Fires"), but still finds the band excelling at the kind of festive, rambunctious workouts that should translate well at this outdoor show.  —Scott Gordon