When: Sun., Aug. 19, 8 p.m.
New Orleans is known as a live music destination. From swanky nightclubs to the streets themselves, the sounds of unruly funk, hot jazz and dirty R&B keep the city bustling and brimming with life. Big Sam’s Funky Nation capture the Big Easy’s party-centric spirit in their uproarious live shows. Front person Sammie “Big Sam” Williams, formerly of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, is a veteran player known for his work with Dave Matthews and Widespread Panic, as well as frequent appearances on HBO’s “Treme.” Get down with Big Sam’s Funky Nation on Sunday, August 19, at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in South Burlington. Chapter:SOUL open.