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Funky Gumbo to perform at free Thursday night concert

Funky Gumbo will perform at the Red Willow Arts Coalition free concert on Thursday, May 31 at 7 p.m. on the lawn at the Douglas County Courthouse in Alexandria.

The energetic and highly skilled five-piece group is comprised of drums, bass, guitar, sax, trumpet and vocals.

The group performs music by the greats such as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Elvis, Wilson Pickett, The Meters, Chicago and B.B. King as well as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glen Miller and more.

With such a varied repertoire, the group is able to create a mix of music tailored to any audience's taste.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. In the event of inclement weather, listen to KXRA 1400 AM for cancellation information.

The Red Willow Arts Coalition is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide the community with access to more musical experiences.


May 31: Funky Gumbo - jazz

June 7: D.C. & Hawk - country/bluegrass

June 14: Young Musician Night - variety

June 21: Doc's Dixieland - Dixie/gospel

June 28: Cassie and The Bobs - Patsy Cline

July 5: Mel Lamar Tribute - jazz/variety

July 12: Tina & Lena - musical/comedy

July 19: Matt Velline - jazz guitar/vocal

July26: Skilly & Duff Trio - Irish

Aug 2: The Rockats - classic rock

Aug 9: BZ Girls - pop standards

Aug 16: Tickwood Stringband - old time/fiddle

Aug 23: Jimmy Jenson - vocal/accordion

Aug 30: Pure Country - country