|A touch of Brass: Festival returns for 14th year
RELEASED: June 5, 2003
DANVILLE, KYThe Great American Brass Band Festival returns June 13-15 with 19 bands set to perform. Featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune and Southern Living, the festival is known as "America's greatest band concert in the park."
It brings top international brass bands to Centre College's campus for three days of free public concerts and related events.
Last year's festival drew a record 52,000 fans, according to festival organizers.
Highlights include four military bands, the return of ragtime pianist Scott Kirby, and the Circle City Sidewalk Stompers, a popular clown band from Indianapolis.
Several local bands will also perform.
The Olympia Brass Band will be the closing act at Saturday night's picnic. They are New Orleans' best-known jazz band and have performed at every Great American Brass Band Festival.
George Foreman, managing director of Centre's Norton Center for the Arts and associate professor of humanities, is the festival's founder.
Click here for more information about the Great American Brass Band Festival.
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