Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band at WaterFire

Formed from the most talented deadbeats and drifters that could be rounded up, Emperor Norton’s Stationary March Band is compirsed of a group of raucous and rambunctious musicians that will honk, wail, blow, beat, bounce, scream and serenade their way into your hearts. Playing anything that won’t break after vigorous use; their instrumentation is a unique blend of brass, winds, violin, accordion, percussion and an eclectic rhythm section.
Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band combines the rich musical history of the circus and the vagabond peoples of Europe with the raw energy of avant-garde jazz and the irreverence and fun of today’s Vaudeville & Steampunk for a sound that is somehow familiar yet like no other. Label them anyway you like! Call them gypsy steamfunk, call them avant world fusion, call them experimental big band, call them circus noise! They may be tough to sum up, but it’s easy to tell you that they’ll show you a good time!

WaterFire is pleased to welcome ENSMB to perform at various locations throughout WaterFire (some are planned, some will be a surprise!). Check them out first at the Old Stone Bank for the WaterFire SteamPunk Exhibition.  ENSMB will aslo perform at the Basin stage around 9pm and will perform a final concert at Old Stone Bank at 10pm.  Don’t miss their lively performance! All performances at WaterFire are free and open to the public.

Performance Schedule:

  • 7:oopm on the steps outside of the Old Stone Bank
  • 8:20 pm at the RISD Landing (on the river near the RISD Illustration Building)
  • 9:00pm on the stage in the Waterplace park basin
  • 10:00pm on the steps outside of the Old Stone Bank
  • 10:45pm in the Old Stone Bank




Author: Tim Blankenship

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