The 2016-17 ASU-Newport Concert/Lecture Series gets underway Thursday, Nov. 17 when The Side Street Steppers perform in a special lunchtime concert at The Hub on ASUN's Newport campus.
The public is invited, and lunch may be purchased at The Hub while you enjoy the music of this great Memphis band. Music will begin at 11:30 and the Steppers will perform a 90-minute set. Drop-ins are welcome.
Christian Stanfield and Miss Vera Victoria founded the Side Street Steppers in June of 2009. What began as a simple duo of musicians unearthing material from the Golden Age of American gramophone recording has grown into a full-blown Memphis institution.
The Steppers have played over 650 shows and released three full length studio recordings. Notable bookings include the National Jug Band Jubilee in Louisville, Kentucky, headlining the International Banjo Rally in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and the American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City.
On the home front, the Side Street Steppers have played the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival, Delta Fair & Music Fest, Cooper Young Festival, Rock For Love, River Arts Fest, Shelby Farms Down To Earth Festival, Indie Memphis Film Festival, Pinetop Perkins Homecoming Festival and the Juke Joint Festival.