Celebrate the musical culture of New Orleans with the first-ever Virtual Shorty Fest, featuring the legendary musician Trombone Shorty and his Orleans Avenue band. It’s their first show since the Covid-19 Pandemic began impacting communities across the USA.
The Virtual Shorty Fest also includes musicians Galactic, Anders Osborne, Tank and the Bangas, The Soul Rebels, and more special guests. Students from the Trombone Shorty Academy also will perform.
The event is sponsored by automaker Acura, which is introducing the all-new 2021 Acura TLX premium sport sedan, with a premier audio system for listening to great music like Trombone Shorty. It’s arriving at dealerships nationwide right now.
The Virtual Shorty Fest is Saturday, Sept. 26 at 8pm CST.
You can watch for FREE on Acura’s YouTube channel and on the Trombone Shorty website.
But you are encouraged to donate, since this is a fund-raiser for the Shorty Foundation to support young musicians in New Orleans.
Acura has been an official supporter of the Trombone Shorty Foundation for six years.
Shorty Fest has been the Trombone Shorty Foundation’s largest fundraising event and with this year’s new format, there are opportunities s to donate (www.paypal.me/shortyfoundation) along with a silent auction held on Facebook to support the next generation of New Orleans musicians
Acura’s Investment in Music
Acura has been a proud sponsor of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for more than 20 years.
The brand also has been the automotive partner of the Trombone Shorty Foundation for the past six years and is the presenting sponsor of “Shorty Fest,” the Shorty Foundation’s largest fundraising event.
Acura’s sponsorship of the Shorty Foundation helps support traditional jazz music education, instruction, mentorship and performance in New Orleans, empowering young musicians to continue the musical traditions of the jazz legends before them.
Acura also has been the official automotive partner of the historic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for the last eight years.
More recently, Acura collaborated with Genius, the music media platform and the world’s largest digital destination for song lyrics and music knowledge, by creating “Acura x Genius: Precision Crafted Performances.”
The music series features emerging artists with exclusive live showcases in major cities including Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta and Miami.
About Trombone Shorty Foundation
The Trombone Shorty Foundation, founded in 2012, seeks to build the next generation of young talent: to create music industry career pathways for New Orleans youth, empower them with the skills and perspective to succeed in business and in life, and to offer mentorship and support throughout the process.
The work of the Foundation is inspired by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, who was one such youth whose community support in academics, music, and business fostered a career that represents New Orleans culture around the world.
Where to Watch the Virtual Shorty Fest
Acura’s YouTube channel
The Trombone Shorty Festival website
More information on “Virtual Shorty Fest Presented by Acura” programming details and schedule
Acura is a leading automotive nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to expressive styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability.
The Acura lineup features five distinctive models – the ILX and TLX sport sedans, the RDX and MDX sport-utility vehicles and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.
All Acura models sold in North America for the 2021 model year are made in the U.S., using domestic and globally sourced parts.