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Tunes for Toys concert to feature Trombone Shorty, Soul Rebels, Babydolls

Trombone Shorty adjusts the mic for a saxophonist in the Trombone Shorty Academy band at the 2019 Tunes for Toys, held at Tipitina’s. (Zach Brien, Uptown Messenger file photo)

The Trombone Shorty Foundation and the Gia Maione Prima Foundation, in partnership with Warren Easton Charter High School, will present the annual “Tunes for Toys” toy drive and concert on Friday (Dec. 16). It will be held outdoors at Warren Easton High School’s Legacy Field.

The concert will feature live performances by The Soul Rebels, Warren Easton High School Band & Units, and a special appearance by local dance troupe Le Bon Ton Babydolls. Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews will perform as a special guest.

Admission is open to the public in exchange for a new toy.

Gates will open at 6 p.m., with live music starting at 7 p.m. Food trucks and vendors will be on site with refreshments available for purchase. The event will be hosted by Tonya Boyd-Cannon.

The toys will be distributed on Saturday (Dec. 17) at Warren Easton High School at an event called “Toys from Troy.”

“Toys from Troy” will feature refreshments and photos with Santa from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

The toy distribution is also free and open to the public; any child who attends will receive a free toy. “Troys from Troy” community partners include JP Morgan Chase and Parkway Bakery & Tavern.

Mid-City Messenger file photo)

“Tunes for Toys” with Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, The Soul Rebels, Warren Easton High School Band and Le Bon Ton Babydolls
When: Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.)
Where: Warren Easton High School Legacy Field, 3019 Canal Street
Cost: Admission is free with the donation of a (new) toy
More information: www.tromboneshortyfoundation.org/tunes-for-toys-2022/
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