CEG & Nolafunk will host The Meter Men, which features three of the four original members of the legendary funk band from New Orleans The Meters (George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, and Zigaboo Modeliste) with Page McConnell of Phish this Friday March 22 at The Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center. The show will also feature Chicago’s The Main Squeeze, a rising funk band that is gaining national prominence, plus DJ Cochon de Lait in between sets.Tickets are still available through Ticketweb.com and (800) 745-3000.

A contest has been announced to MEET THE METER MEN! Participants should share the provided image as a status tagging CEG Presents and NOLAFUNK and share with their friends “I’m seeing The Meter Men this Friday and I want to meet the band because…” CEG & Nolafunk will select 4 lucky winners to MEET THE METER MEN AND PAGE MCCONNELL! Participants must purchase a ticket, advance or day of show, in order to win the prize. Winners will be notified via Facebook with instructions for the meet and greet. Share this photo to enter!

It’s no stretch to say that The Meters singlehandedly defined New Orleans funk. Performing and recording their own music throughout the latter half of the ’60s and into the ’70s, this seminal group laid the foundation for what is now a ubiquitous genre, influencing countless funk musicians with their earthy, down-home style. Tracks like “Cissy Strut,” “Look-Ka Py Py,” “Sophisticated Sissy,” and “Chicken Strut” are staples of the funk genre, and the band’s work backing artists like Dr. John, Robert Palmer, Lee Dorsey, and even Paul McCartney is instantly recognizable. The Meters’ sound also provided a jumping off point for much of the hip-hop of the ’80s and ’90s, with rap luminaries like LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Run DMC, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, and more sampling the band’s tracks.

Show Details:

Friday March 22 7pm Doors 8pm Show
The Meter Men:
George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, Zigaboo Modeliste, and Page McConnell of Phish
w/ special guests The Main Squeeze & DJ Cochon de Lait

Ticket Options:
General Admission Floor Standing: $49.50 // $55 DOS
General Admission Balcony Seated: $59.50 // $65 DOS
VIP Premium Roped Off Area Up Front of Floor with Table Seating with Private Waitress Service: $79.50 // (Almost Sold Out)

Grand Ballroom (At Manhattan Center)
311 West 34th Street (Between 8th & 9th Avenues)
New York, NY

Tickets are still for sale – get them here!


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