Additional seats may become available in the Courtyard at 2pm on the day of the concert. Please see Concerts in the Courtyard Policies for more information.

Rummaging through their sound like a thrift-store hippie, you’ll find the Bangas provoke musical references to rhythmic soul and spoken word along with rock, gospel, funk, and folk. Combining their various musical techniques, coupled with lead vocalist Tarriona “Tank” Ball’s play on lyrics, Tank and the Bangas have quilted a unique sound that makes them one of the most distinctive groups to come out of New Orleans.

Winners of the 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Fellow New Orleans–based band Sweet Crude opens the evening.

Louisiana bilingual pop project Sweet Crude is a young 6-piece composed of New Orleans musicians creating a sound that sets English and Louisiana’s native French dialect to decidedly non-Cajun music. The band—boasting surnames like Marceaux, Arceneaux, and Chachere—seeks to reconnect with their lineage in the context of 5-part harmonies, tribal rhythms, and pop hooks.


Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies


Event Policies

Courtyard seating is limited; low lawn chairs (3 feet or under when unfolded) and/or blankets are recommended. Tall chairs are not permitted. You may bring your own food and nonalcoholic beverages. All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff.

For more information about what you can bring and inclement weather, please see Concerts in the Courtyard Policies.