Blind Boys of Alabama and Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Empire Theatre

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In a Nutshell

The legendary Blind Boys of Alabama are joined by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band for an evening of Southern spiritual music and bayou rhythms

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Promotional value expires Feb 25, 2016. Limit 8/person. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Merchant reserves right to substitute closer seat. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Holder assumes all risk in connection with the event and releases Groupon, Ticketmaster, venue and their affiliates from any related claims. Not redeemable on mobile app. Ticket value includes all fees. Discount reflects Ticketmaster's current ticket prices, which may change. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Blind Boys of Alabama with Dirty Dozen Brass Band

  • When The Blind Boys of Alabama formed: in the late 1930s at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind
  • Their tie to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: the gospel group provided the live soundtrack at many of his benefits
  • When they first started receiving mainstream attention: in 2001 when they won their first Grammy for Spirit of the Century
  • How many Grammys they’ve earned since then: five
  • Why HBO loves them: they sang the opening theme to the first season of The Wire
  • Artists they’ve collaborated with throughout their 75-year career: Peter Gabriel, Tom Waits, and Mavis Staples
  • Dirty Dozen Brass Band: New Orleans jazz got a jolt of funk and bebop when this Louisiana group burst onto the scene in the ’70s. Since then, they’ve amassed a fanbase that includes fellow musicians and collaborators Modest Mouse and Widespread Panic.

Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

The soil beneath Charline McCombs Empire Theatre has nurtured the arts for more than 130 years. Following a decade when the Turner Opera House bloomed with song, the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre took root in that topsoil, becoming San Antonio’s beacon for vaudeville, theatre, and motion pictures. Designed as a European palazzo with lush draperies, a charming floral interior with gold leafing, and the most modern steel construction of its time, the Empire survived nine feet of water during the flood of 1921, but couldn’t survive the '70s. Years of gradual decline and unwanted drafts culminated in the theater finally closing its doors in 1978.

In the decades after, the painstaking restoration efforts of the Las Casas Foundation returned the luster to this downtown jewel. Today, six pounds of gold leaf couple with refinished mahogany and autumnal tones to bring warmth to every production while a copper eagle above the entrance welcomes audiences. In 1999, the venue was added to the National Register of Historic Places and still continues drawing in audiences to its intimate 856-seat interior.

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    Empire Theatre

    226 N. St. Marys St.

    San Antonio, TX 78205

    +12102263333

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