Galactic Featuring Anjelika ‘Jelly’ Joseph to headline Avon’s Salute to the USA

Galactic will be joined by singer Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph when they take the stage on July 3 at Nottingham Park in Avon.
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Avon announced Wednesday that Galactic starring Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph will headline the city’s 36th annual Tribute to the United States on Sunday, July 3 at Harry A. Nottingham Park. Cory Wong will open the show.

Gates to the annual Independence Day celebration open at 5:00 p.m. with live music starting at 6:00 p.m.

Galactic builds on 25 years together as a band with 10 albums, over 2,000 gigs and tens of millions of streams. The New Orleans-based quintet – Ben Ellman (saxophone and harmonica), Robert Mercurio (bass), Stanton Moore (drums and percussion), Jeffrey Raines (guitar) and Richard Vogal (keyboards) – carried the torch through five elections American presidential elections. regimes, the turn of the century, Hurricane Katrina, a global pandemic and a long-awaited recovery.

The collective has supported Juvenile on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, contributed music to hit soundtracks such as “Now You See Me”, and performed at Coachella, Bonnaroo and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (22 times) .

The band are joined by vocalist Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph as they continue 2022 with a flagship tour and more new music.

“We just completed 25 years as a group of brothers, so we know how to work with each other and move over the next 25 years,” Robert said. “We always try to push ourselves with our songwriting and studio collaborations. I can’t wait to see where the future takes us.

Opener Cory Wong is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, producer, and songwriter who has toured the world. He is also a member of Vulfpeck and Fearless Flyers.

Wong’s resume includes performing with Jon Batiste’s band and as a guest performer on “Late Night” with Stephen Colbert; hosting his own podcast, “Wong Notes”.

“Salute to the USA is Avon’s most anticipated event of the year. We are honored to host Galactic featuring Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph with Cory Wong and the entire community,” said Danita Dempsey, Avon’s Head of Culture, Arts and Special Events. “Come one, come all to enjoy the tradition of this celebration with award-winning musicians, a family entertainment area, festival-style food and refreshing drinks at the Hahnewald Bar, followed by a jaw-dropping laser show. ”

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