January 22 - February 21, 2021
The Ordway is proud to present Winter Weekends with the Ordway!
This online streaming event features five different artists that are guaranteed to make you look forward to the weekends once again: Lee Rocker, Naturally 7, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, and MOJO and the Bayou Gypsies. From Grammy-nominated rockabilly to salsa and zydeco, this musical extravaganza has something for everyone.
Winter Weekends concert videos will be available to stream any time during five weekends. You can enjoy one concert per week, or create your own world music festival in your home!
Pay what you wish for tickets
Tickets are pay-what-what-you-wish (including free!) per household device, and go on sale January 14 at 10:00am at Ordway.org. Proceeds will be split evenly with the artists.
Upon registering for access, you will receive an email with an access password and links to all five performances. During any of the five Winter Weekends, use the password and links to stream your performance of choice on demand. Performances are available to stream beginning at 9:00am on Friday through 11:59pm Sunday during the weekends of January 22–24, January 29–31, February 5–7, February 12–14, and February 19–21.
If you encounter any issues receiving the email or logging in, reach out to the Ordway Box Office at email@example.com.
Grammy-nominated Stray Cats founder and Bass Player Hall of Famer Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning, and rocking his giant upright bass as a founding member (along with Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom) of the Grammy-nominated music group The Stray Cats. The band sold over 10 million albums, and garnered 23 gold and platinum certified records. The Stray Cats' worldwide mega hits “Stray Cat Strut,” “Sexy and Seventeen,” and “Rock this Town” have become a part of the fabric of rock and roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has included “Rock this Town” as one of the 500 most important songs in rock.
Lee Rocker's concert show is a time for him to tell stories about his days on the road and in the music business for the last 35 years—including sharing stories about his adventures lugging the giant piece of equipment around.
Naturally 7 is more than a tightly-orchestrated collection of great singers. They transform their voices into actual human instruments, effortlessly producing music of any genre. Their vocal choreography is so perfectly interwoven that they compelled the musical maestro himself, Quincy Jones, to declare that “Naturally 7 is the future of vocal music!!” Their sonic mastery was on full display in a series of unforgettable performances on “The World’s Best” TV show, which premiered on CBS immediately following Super Bowl LIII. Hosted by comedian and “Car Karaoke” collaborator James Corden, Naturally 7 reigned supreme as the world’s “Best Group,” and cemented their singular status among the planet’s musical elite.
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers
It’s bagpipes. It’s rock. It’s bagrock. AC/DC meets the poet Robert Burns where rock anthems sit comfortably alongside the great tunes from the glens and the mountains of Scotland.
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers—an internationally renowned ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards, and drummers—have been rocking the world from New York to Beijing to Melbourne and everywhere in between with musicianship of the highest order and a passion for pipes that will leave you breathless.
Formed in 2002, The Chillis have fast become a global phenomenon, taking their signature 'bagrock' sound to the masses with their unique fusion of rocked up bagpipes and clever covers of popular songs from all genres. Their trademarked sound includes traditional pipe tunes—like “The Flowers of Scotland,” “The Hills of Argyll,” and “Amazing Grace” (done Chilli-style, of course!)—and contemporary anthems like Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” “Clocks” by Coldplay, “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol, “Let Me Entertain You” by Robbie Williams, and a fantastic rock medley of “Deep Purple,” “Smoke on the Water,” and AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.”
Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra
Indie rock meets a Latin beat: hot, hot hot! The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a thrilling 11-piece salsa group which plays dynamic dura arrangements of indie rock tunes we love. No bananas in the hair; this is innovative, astonishing salsa with a new, vibrant aesthetic. With an ever-evolving set list that includes songs by Arcade Fire, TV On The Radio, Spoon, M83, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Black Keys, and many more, the WSO has taken the typical salsa form and infused it with a completely modern identity. The explosive arrangements have established the band as a groundbreaking force in the New York underground, and has led to international acclaim for this completely new approach to the genre.
MOJO and the Bayou Gypsies
This bayou man, Mister MOJO, and his troupe of near-mad musical provocateurs, have poured Louisiana fire on audiences across the planet for over a quarter century.
Few performers can lift an audience like MOJO, star of the Bayou Gypsies, performing all-original Louisiana music certified by the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. The music reflects the Louisiana zydeco band, as well as Cajun and New Orleans two-steps, rock and roll, and blues rhythms. MOJO combines the styles in a gleeful gumbo he calls “red hot mojo music.” The band delivers a thrilling crescendo of Cajun accordion, fiddle, rubboards, and more. According to Performing Arts Center directors, fans, and producers, none match the unbridled fever this charismatic singer/accordionist and his band bring to the stage.