IF YOU GO
» Jazz on the Green is free and open to the public.
» Seating in the center bowl of Turner Park opens at 5 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
» Blankets, chairs, beer, wine and Champagne are allowed in the park.
» Tents, stakes, open flames and hard liquor are not allowed in the park.
» Pets are allowed but must be on a leash at all times. And you must clean up after your pet.
Garage parking is accessible from 33rd and Farnam Streets as well as 33rd and Harney Streets and is free for the first three hours. Each hour thereafter is $1 per hour up to a maximum of $6.
Mutual of Omaha surface lots and parking garages are free and open to the public beginning at 5 p.m. Street parking is also available. Farnam Court also offers valet parking for $5.
New York eight-piece band Red Baraat wants you to move around.
NPR called the group “one of the best party bands around,” and Red Baraat plays a blend of funky percussion and brass that will bring out plenty of dancers at Jazz on the Green tonight at Turner Park near Midtown Crossing.
If you're looking for a diverse, funky sound, Red Baraat has what you want. The eight-piece band, which calls themselves “dhol and brass” after the large South Asian drum, combines funky Indian Bhangra rhythms, brass melodies from its horn section, go-go rhythms and hip-hop-styled lyrics.
Dhol player and band leader Sunny Jain wanted to create a sophisticated sound that will make you dance and move around. Jain was inspired by the wedding processionals — baraats — he saw in India when he visited family.
Red Baraat released a new album, “Big Talk,” last month. The album features five new songs and four remixes, all of previously unreleased material.
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