Trombone Shorty’s First-Ever Shorty Gras Tour Brings New Orleans Mardi Gras Party To East Coast In February and March | Shore Fire Media

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Trombone Shorty’s First-Ever Shorty Gras Tour Brings New Orleans Mardi Gras Party To East Coast In February and March

Trombone Shorty’s First-Ever Shorty Gras Tour Brings New Orleans Mardi Gras Party To East Coast In February and March

Featuring Special Guests The Soul Rebels

October 17, 2023 - - Trombone Shorty has announced his first-ever Shorty Gras tour, which will launch on February 16, just three days after Mardi Gras.  The tour will bring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue’s high-energy New Orleans party to the east coast for a special 3-week run of performances.  They’ll be joined by another New Orleans staple, The Soul Rebels.  Tickets go on-sale to the public this Friday at 10AM local time, and an artist pre-sale runs from Wednesday to Thursday this week. See below for the full itinerary and go to for more information. 

Shorty Gras has become a beloved New Orleans tradition since its inaugural year in 2020, a featured event as part of the Krewe de Freret Parade in the lead up to Mardi Gras (the Krewe de Freret Parade is scheduled for February 3, 2024).  Trombone Shorty leads the parade on his own signature float, and concludes with the Shorty Gras ball at Mardi Gras World, featuring a who’s who of musical guests.  Previous performers include Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, Flo Rida, Big Freedia, Tank and the Bangas, Rebirth Brass Band and others.  This year, Shorty will bring this distinctly New Orleans Mardi Gras party on the road for the first time. 

Trombone Shorty will have performed nearly 75 shows by the time 2023 comes to a close, including a co-headline bill featuring Ziggy Marley, Mavis Staples and Robert Randolph that visited major venues and amphitheaters over the summer including The Greek in Los Angeles and two nights at Pier 17 in New York City.  

He also just performed at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, for an event featuring New Breed Brass Band.  Shorty produced New Breed Brass Band’s debut album Made In New Orleans (released in April), which is led by his nephew, Jenard Andrews.  It was also recorded at Shorty’s Buckjump studio.  Other 2023 highlights include performing at the MusiCares gala during this year’s GRAMMY Awards weekend, celebrating a decade of playing the closing set at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and leading a five-day “Havana Funk Expedition” to Cuba with his Trombone Shorty Foundation to celebrate the longstanding musical and cultural connections between New Orleans and Cuba.  In 2022 Shorty released Lifted, his most recent album, and has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Good Morning America, Today Show and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in the past two years.  He also won a GRAMMY for his work on Jon Batiste’s Album of the Year-winning We Are.

Since 2010, he has released four chart-topping studio albums and collaborated across genres with Pharrell, Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, Foo Fighters, ZHU, Zac Brown, Normani, Ringo Starr, and countless others.

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Tour Dates:

Friday, February 16 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall

Saturday, February 17 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall

Monday, February 19 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Ballroom

Tuesday, February 20 - Portland, ME - State Theatre

Thursday, February 22 - Portsmouth, NH - The Music Hall

Friday, February 23 - Kingston, NY - Ulster Performing Arts Center

Saturday, February 24 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre

Sunday, February 25 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Center for the Arts - Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre

Tuesday, February 27 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

Wednesday, February 28 - Ithaca, NY - State Theatre

Friday, March 1 - McKees Rocks, PA - Roxian Theatre

Saturday, March 2 - Charles Town, WV - Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races - The Event Center