12-31-2017 - New Year's Eve
Because they are probably the best New Year's Eve band on the planet, and they are so so amazingly fun, we're bringing them back for a third year.
So if you're lookin' for the party of parties to end 2017, this is the band and the place to do it.
No one really gets you up and going like Roomful of Blues!
At 47-years-old, New England’s Roomful of Blues has been around even longer than Alligator Records. For all that time, they’ve celebrated jump blues, R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll music of the horn-powered golden era of the late 1940s and early 1950s. Inspired by the spirit of the groundbreaking bands of the post-World War II decade, they breath new life into vintage songs, infusing them with boundless energy and fiery, swinging solos and vocals.
For the last two decades, Roomful has been led by Chris Vachon, one of the most underrated guitarists in the blues. For 40 years, their hard-charging horn section has been sparked by Rich Lataille on tenor and alto sax. Energizing the band since 2010 is their terrific vocalist, Phil Pemberton. Phil’s performances showcase his flamboyant, multi-octave voice, fun-loving attitude and his deep understanding of the era when jumping blues bands were fronted by huge-voiced singers like Roy Brown, Wynonie Harris and Big Joe. They are universally referred to as the "best little big band in America."
"Aim the beat at their feet!" is the tireless maxim that expresses the character and guiding principle of Roomful of Blues.
Excellent, marvelous wall-to-wall grooves… between the wicked guitar work and the brassy horn section, things never stop swinging. - USA Today
Roomful Of Blues plays an inspired, lively and heated brand of rippling, up-tempo, horn-dominated R&B. – Rolling Stone
Few bands swing the blues more exuberantly than Roomful of Blues…boisterous and relentlessly upbeat. –Entertainment Weekly
* TICKETS INCLUDE DINNER, SHOW, CHAMPAGNE TOAST, HATS, NOISEMAKERS, TAX & TIP.
** If you book a room at the Devens Marriott (978-772-3030) or Devens Hilton Garden Inn (978-772-0600), we will have a shuttlebus to bring you to and from this show for an additional $15 per person. You can purchase the "Dinner & Show + Shuttlebus" and your name will be placed on the list for the bus. Have a blast and get home safe
OPENER: L & M Rhythm Kings - Their music is about blues, roots & rhythm. Their sound is gritty, hot and tight. If you've seen them in our lounge on "Lose Yer Blues Wednesday," you already know how good they are. And who knows who might just stop by to sit in....