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Sun Ra Arkestra Halloween Celebration at Johnny Brenda's

Where

Johnny Brenda's
1201 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Map
(215) 739-9684

When

Wed, October 31, 2018
8:00 pm

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Musicians

Sun Ra Arkestra
Sun Ra Arkestra

band/orchestra

Marshall Allen
Marshall Allen

sax, alto

About

Please join us for this special Halloween night performance featuring one of the greatest big bands of all time: The Sun Ra Arkestra.

Though the iconic Sun Ra left the planet in 1993, his cosmic legacy is proudly maintained by the interstellar sounds of the Arkestra, which operates under the direction of alto saxophonist Marshall Allen, who celebrated his 92nd Arrival Day (or birthday, for the more Earthbound among you) in 2016. Fresh off a year-long celebration of Sun Ra’s centennial, the Arkestra returns to Johnny Brenda’s for another intimate All Hallow’s Eve. With such a massive, joyous songbook and the kind of well organized chaos that sees their legendary 2-hour sets move deftly between rolling grooves, sing-along chants and atonal blasts of mischievous brass, the Arkestra remain one of the most unmissable live acts today.

Mark Christman uploaded this event on August 9, 2018