The Motet and Too Many Zooz both live in concert at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene, Oregon

Produced by: Kesey Enterprises
Date: Saturday, December 30, 2023
Support: TBA
Event type: All Ages General Admission Floor Seats, and 21+ Ages Lower Balcony Reserved Seats
Doors open at: 8 p.m.
Show starts at: 9 p.m.

Tickets: Advance tickets are all ages general admission on the floor for $29.50, and 21+ ages reserved seating in the lower balcony for $44.50 and available Friday, October 6 at 10am online at Cascade Ticketing.

Unless sold out, tickets will also be available at the McDonald Theatre Box Office on the day of the show beginning at 5:30 p.m. for all ages general admission on the floor for $34.50, and 21+ ages reserved seating in the lower balcony for $44.50 when the Box Office opens.

The concert is open to everyone of all ages on the Floor, 21+ Ages in the Lower Balcony

All tickets subject to service charges and /or user fees.

The Motet

Formed over two decades ago, the funk six-piece The Motet have learned to work as an interlocking unit, with each member bolstering one another towards the best creative output. This symbiosis has led to a unique style and cohesive musical chemistry, as seen in the band’s immaculate live performances and seamless blend of funk, soul, jazz, and rock. With a fervent fanbase in tow, The Motet have sold out shows across the nation, performed six headlining slots at Red Rocks and sets at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Bottlerock, Electric Forest, Bumbershoot, Summer Camp, and High Sierra.

But even after their 20+ years of accolades and recognition, the legendary outfit – composed of Dave Watts (drums), Joey Porter (keys), Garrett Sayers (bass), Drew Sayers (keys and saxophone), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), and new singer Sarah Clarke – are still exploring new sonic ideas and finding new ways to showcase each other’s skill sets.

The band released their 10th studio album, All Day, in January 2023 – an eclectic instrumental voyage threaded by the infectious grooves and immaculate, layered arrangements that The Motet have become known for.

Now with vocal powerhouse Sarah Clarke in tow, the band continues their journey with new songs and fresh arrangements of Motet classics.

Too Many Zooz

Self-described “Brass House” trio Too Many Zooz make manically kinetic instrumental music that combines avant-garde jazz, EDM, punk rock, and sundry other traditions into their own distinctive brand of high-energy dance music. A viral sensation since they first emerged as New York subway buskers in 2013, Too Many Zooz have evolved into a globally recognized phenomenon who tour often and continue to produce videos. In 2016, they issued their full-length debut, Subway Gawdz.

Formed in 2013 in New York City, Too Many Zooz features the talents of baritone saxophonist Leo “Leo P” Pellegrino, trumpeter Matt “Doe” Muirhead, and drummer David “King of Sludge” Parks. Both Pellegrino and Muirhead initially met while students at the Manhattan School of Music where they studied jazz. They eventually joined forces with percussionist Parks, whom Pellegrino had played with in a separate busking outfit. They began playing live at various New York subway stations and quickly attracted crowds with their aggressive instrumental sound and Pellegrino’s ability to dance and hype the audience like a DJ while playing. In March of 2014, a video of the band went viral and helped build buzz for the group. That January they issued their debut EP, F Note. More EPs followed, including 2014’s Fanimals, 2014’s Brasshouse, Vol. 1: Survival of the Flyest, and 2015’s The Internet.

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