Louisiana locals Cowboy Mouth and The Soul Rebels will be headlining the 2018 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon and Half Marathon. The concert series will take place following the marathons on Sunday, March 4 at Roosevelt Mall in City Park at 9:45 a.m.
New Orleans-based Cowboy Mouth is a unique band, blending styles of rock & roll with the rowdy spirit that is reflective of the band’s hometown. Over the past two decades, Cowboy Mouth has earned a well-deserved reputation as a raucous and redemptive live-music experience. Always a crowd pleaser, the band’s spotlight success “Jenny Says,” which climbed into the upper half of the Billboard rock charts in the early nineties, will be sure to rock the park.
The eight-piece brass ensemble, The Soul Rebels, return home to New Orleans after a very busy 2017 of touring the world with stops in Europe, Australia, China and Japan. As one of the city’s most beloved brass bands (and winner of Best Brass Band at Best of the Beat), The Soul Rebels have similarly built a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in a funky, party-like atmosphere.
“These two exciting headliners are going to give us a great mix of authentic New Orleans brass and some seriously fun rock ‘n’ roll,” said race director Bill Burke. “We have two true representatives of this distinctive community in The Soul Rebels and Cowboy Mouth and can expect a truly electric performance this March that only New Orleans knows how to serve up.”
The musically themed road race is expected to attract more than 20,000 runners who will take on the demanding marathon while some of New Orleans’ best live bands accompany Cowboy Mouth and The Soul Rebels along the way. Over 20 different bands will perform their sets throughout the marathon, with genres ranging from New Orleans traditional jazz to Zydeco to Celtic.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information on the marathon, please click here.