Shamarr Allen / Flamingo

Grid City Fest
Sunday, August 21, 2022
Summer nights at The Commonwealth Room with an extended patio, featuring: live music, speciality drinks, charity games, and amazing local vendors.
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Shamarr Allen is the definition of New Orleans! Hailing from the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Allen has influences in jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country. He is the lead vocalist and trumpeter of his band “Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs.” In addition to performing with his band, Allen has collaborated with many renowned artists around the world such as Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Galatic, Harrick Connick Jr, and Lenny Kravitz, to name a few. He is a sought after artist for festivals and venues around the world. In addition to displaying his skills on the front-line as a lead performer, Allen is also a music composer, writer, and producer. With a scintillating and unique sound, look, and exemplary talents, Shamarr Allen transcends musical boundaries. He is the True Orleans experience!

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From Salt Lake City, Utah, Flamingo plays Jazz inspired by New Orleans, Havana, and Miami. Forming in 2021, Flamingo plays a weekly show that regularly draws standing room only crowds. The 6 member group of Lead vocals, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keys, Upright Bass, and Drums is a fresh and modern take on Jazz.