The 8-Bit Big Band
“The 8-Bit Big Band is a Grammy-winning, genre-bending jazz orchestra formed around the love of video games, their associated soundtracks, and the musical desire to explore and expand an ever-growing contemporary body of music which the group has lovingly dubbed “”The Great Video Game Songbook.””
They are a symphonic jazz orchestra of 30 of New York City’s finest musicians—re-arranging beloved music from the video game soundtracks of the last 30 years into genre-fusing contemporary large ensemble music. Since the inception of the band, they have garnered an online fanbase aggregating over 20 million views on YouTube and over 200,000 subscribers, followers, and listeners across the globe, in addition to selling out concert venues in New York City.
The 8-Bit Big Band draws their music from some of the most beloved video game franchises of all time, such as Mario, Zelda, Sonic the Hedgehog, Kirby, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, Tetris, Yoshi, Fire Emblem, Pokemon, Portal, and many more, dedicating themselves to bringing large ensemble arranging into the presence of the internet and gaming era, while giving the music from these games the same reverential treatment in arranging, performance, and production that has gone hand in hand with the large symphonic studio jazz orchestras of the past century and beyond.
7pm Doors / 8pm Show
Food & beverage are available for purchase at the show. The Bandshell is an open air covered venue, all programs are rain or shine. Your ticket, once purchased, is non-refundable. Any questions? email@example.com
Sat, November 5
Where do we park?
The municipal parking lot at 73rd Street and Collins Avenue is across the street from the Bandshell, and it is free (!) after 6pm. When it is full, look for street parking.
What if it rains?
The venue is an open air facility, covered by our new canopy. Shows are scheduled rain or shine.
Can we bring a picnic?
No outside food or drink inside the Bandshell, please. We have a fully-stocked bar, and we usually feature wonderful food vendors inside the venue. We also have a water refill station.
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