It’s been a long year (and some change), and I am itching for some new immersive madness. Ironically enough, I’ve also been listening to a lot of 70s jams the past few weeks, so when the press release for BRASSROOTS DISTRICT showed up this morning, I was thrilled!

This summer, music and immersive industry veterans invite audience members to celebrate the return of live theatre by time traveling back to 1973, the golden age of funk, for a new, outdoor immersive concert experience: Brassroots District: Live in the Lot Summer ‘73.

While concertgoers groove out to the nine-piece funk band’s original music, immersive actors mix it up in the crowd telling a truly 70s tale of a band on its way to the big time. Audience members should dress to impress in their finest vintage threads to truly feel the funk.

I mean, who doesn’t love a good opportunity to dress up for an immersive show, right? As for the storyline of the show…

It’s 1973: The Summer of Love is a memory and Nixon is bugging out in the White House. But the war is over, the California sun is shinin’, and LA is the funkiest town this side of the stratosphere. That’s the vibe when Brassroots District arrives on the scene. A funk outfit helmed by the fabulously far out ex-lovers Copper Jones and Ursa Major, Brassroots District is making unity and community through sweet soul music from Crenshaw Boulevard to the Sunset Strip. Now they’ve got record execs sniffing around, a growing fanclub, and a sweet summer gig opening the parking lot for Sly and the Family Stone. The only thing missing is you, ya dig?

The creators of Brassroots District are “music industry guru” (American Songwriter) and singer/songwriter
Ari Herstand (Ari’s Take) and artist manager Andrew Leib (Red Light Management). Herstand co-stars as
the lead singer of the band, Copper Jones, and Leib produces. The project is directed and co-produced
by Capital W’s Monica Miklas, a longtime mainstay in the Los Angeles immersive scene, and written by
award-winning playwright Daysha Veronica. The show also features rising star Celeste Butler (American
Idol) as frontwoman and band leader Ursa Major.

Tickets for the show are on sale RIGHT NOW!  The show takes place outdoors at a secret location in the Downtown LA Arts District. Details will be emailed to guests on the day of the show. Tickets start at $55 with VIP packages that include merch and hang time with the band. The event is 21+ and proof of vaccination or negative Covid test is required forentry. Tickets and more information are available at www.brassrootsdistrict.com.

About the Author: Jeff Heimbuch

Jeff Heimbuch writes. A lot. On a variety of things and in different mediums. He also created the fiction podcasts LIGHT HOUSE and RETURN HOME (of which you can find both on all podcasting platforms), loves all things horror, works in social media, and is probably writing something right now. You can find him on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok at @jeffheimbuch.