UConn Athletics announced Monday that the Funky Dawgz Brass Band will perform on stage at Fan Fest prior to the UConn Football season opener on Thursday August 31, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
The New Orleans-style Funky Dawgz Brass Band is made up of UConn alums who say they are on a mission to “rejuvenate music.” Emerging from Connecticut, these young men have engulfed the spirit and traditions of New Orleans as well as earned the respect from local musicians who grew up and reside in the city. It is impossible not to enjoy yourself during a show as they play a contagious upbeat mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music, hip hop, funk, and today’s top hits with a brass twist.
The free performance will take place at Fan Fest, which has a new location this season - just outside of Pratt & Whitney Stadium between Gates C & D (opposite the press tower). Fan Fest kicks off with the football team’s arrival at Husky Walk at approximately 5:00 p.m. in the same location. Fans are encouraged to line up and greet the players and coaching staff as they make their way into the stadium. The Funky Dawgz will take the stage following Husky Walk. Click here to see a stadium map with the new location. Also at Fan Fest, the UConn Men’s Hockey team will be signing autographs from 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. Other family-friendly activities include an obstacle course, inflatables, giveaways and more!
The new era of UConn Football, under the direction of Head Coach Randy Edsall, is just days away! Fans can order tickets to the game by visiting UConnTickets.com or calling 877-AT-UCONN.