The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
86 Townsend Avenue
Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses are a boisterous, horn-driven, 10-piece New Orleans-style band known for their energetic performances that raise the roof and bring audiences to their feet. Their eclectic and rowdy style crosses several genres, from big band and swing to rock and blues, combining original music from their two albums with tail-shakin’ and foot stompin’ favorites from the five-decade career of Louis Prima Sr. With the band’s collective talents and diverse musical tastes, their shows have a sound that is unique while staying true to the vintage Prima style. Music critics have described Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses as “changing the face of ‘big band’ music by combining facets of swing, rock and soul and packing
it into one giant punch,” “unafraid to breach the vast divide between the golden age of jazz and big band music and hard hitting rock and roll” and taking “the robust, swinging jump-blues style of his father and [driving] it up a notch with a contemporary energy of his own.”
Advance discount tickets $35, available only from the box office at 207-633-5159 (open Wed – Fri from 10-2). Regular tickets $40 on the day of show and online at boothbayoperahouse.com.