Sunday, August 11, 5:15 PM



The spirit of jazz. The bounce of Mardi Gras. The energy of Carnival. Nation Beat’s music uplifts the soul and connects the past with the future.

When bandleader Scott Kettner looks at a map, he sees a direct line that connects the rivers of northeastern Brazil to the parishes of New Orleans and the streets of NYC. A master percussionist/composer/educator, Kettner is the guiding force behind Nation Beat and has been tracing the similarities between the music and culture of northeastern Brazil and the American South for two decades.

Nation Beat’s live shows have taken on an almost mythological aura for their ability to lift the souls (and the feet) of their growing cross-cultural audience. Bring your dancin’ shoes!

This performance is part of LOH’s FREE Nexus Music and Arts Festival. Location: Main Stage (behind LOH/City Hall)