Jive Colossus

11-piece horn-driven Jungle Music Band

to Jul 2

Chirp with Jive Colossus & Speak Easy

Local hardhitters Chirp and Jive Colossus team up with Speak Easy (Lansing) at The Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI the first night of July! Get your July 4th weekend started properly and come groove Ann Arbor!

Doors at 9
$7/$10 under 21
Speak Easy 9:20-10
Jive Colossus 10:15-11:15
Chirp 11:30-??

Based in Ann Arbor, MI, Chirp is a four-piece band that does its fair share of genre-hopping, but often plays in the styles of progressive rock/funk and jazz-fusion. Officially formed in Fall 2015, Chirp mixes originals and covers into their live sets and puts together grabbing, dynamic shows. Though their music features a lot of technical elements, an equal emphasis is put on grooving and keeping people moving. They ...released an EP called "Live From Brownstown" in 2016, which features live studio takes of five original tunes and has been met with a great reception. Catch Chirp live in 2017 and stay on the lookout for a full-length release!

Jive Colossus
Formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2012, Jive Colossus debuted at the 2013 Water Hill Music Festival. Originally an instrumental group, the 10-piece ensemble added lead vocalist Shelley Catalan in late Fall 2014. Her lively vocal stylings percolate over danceable, infectious grooves punctuated with colorful horn riffs. From Afrobeat to Funk, Jazz, Calypso, R&B, Soul, Reggae, Rock and more, the music of Jive Colossus reflects the deep musical roots and diverse experiences of its members.

Speak Easy
Hailing from the Fresh Coast, Speak Easy, the Great Lakes based Rasta-Funk band is rallying the people for a musical revolution. Mixing melodies and riddim’s of early roots reggae and modern funk rock, Speak Easy’s fresh, groovy sound is bound to bring high energy and good vibes to whatever stage they play.

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5:00 PM17:00

Jive Colossus at Hollerfest

Join us as we open Hollerfest 2016! Stay all weekend for 60 great bands! Bring the whole family and camp! Sing songs by the bonfire! Dance with hippies! Swim in the pond! Hang out in the stone cabin! Enjoy organic food grown on the farm! There is so much more, including yoga, nature walks, garden tours, and kid's activities!


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9:00 PM21:00

Jive Colossus at Farm Party Extraordinaire

Join Jive Colossus at the epic Farm Party Extraordinaire sponsored by Nifty Hoops & Sunseed Farms! Music starts at 7:00, Jive Colossus plays 2 sets from 9:00-12:00!

Farm Party Extraordinaire is the 5-year anniversarry of another epic party at the culmination of Selma Cafe's "20 hoops in 20 days campaign".  Come celebrate this historic moment in the creation of a vibrant and sustainable new food system in and around SE Michigan.

  • Rain or shine - (tent)
  • 2 bands - family fun during the meal and early evening, followed by a dance party to remember
  • Bring your instrument for bonfire music to follow
  • Optional farm feast by Matteo Melosi of Westside Barbeque and friends (advance tickets only) or bring your own picnic
  • BYO beverages.  Non-alcoholic sips and other treats avaliable for purchase at the party
  • Overnight camping encouraged!
  • Other related activites before and after the party (details to be announced)
  • Sponsored by Sunseed Farm and Nifty Hoops
  • Procedes benefit the "Selma Cafe Reboot Project" - yep.

Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farm-party-extraordinaire-tickets-25774584476

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to Feb 6

Jive Colossus & Hullabaloo

Jive Colossus and Hullabaloo join forces to bring you an evening of musical variety with Funk, Ska, Afrobeat, Reggae, Calypso, Jazz, Blues, R&B and more! 2 long sets!  $5 cover

Doors 8:30

Hullabaloo 9:15-10:30

Jive Colossus 11:15-12:30. 

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