Mumbo Gumbo rocks to large Minden crowd

With at least 20 gigs scheduled in Nevada, California and Oregon in June, July and August this year, Mumbo Gumbo is a band that has obviously made a name for themselves across the West Coast.

The group's popularity was apparent at its performance Friday night for the June concert in the 2006 Summer Family Concert Series at Minden Park, where, for Minden, a huge crowd of people were present.

Re/Max Realty Affiliates and Schwan's handed out 984 ice cream sandwiches to concert-goers. Rumor has it that was all the ice cream they had, and they could have given out more. Mumbo Gumbo's performance was sponsored by Re/Max, Bing Construction and Sorensen's Resort. Re/Max had Frisbees that were distributed to the crowd.

Food and refreshments were sold by the 20/30 Club, with all proceeds going toward community youth programs.

Mumbo Gumbo self-describes their music as: New Orleans' second line and rhythm and blues, rockabilly and country waltzes, singer/songwriter-style ballads, (---)-shaking cumbias, edgy blues rock, Afro-Cuban trance singalongs, conga-line-inspiring whachamacallits and mutant gypsy folk.

For more information on Mumbo Gumbo, visit or for booking information e-mail, or call (530)758-2455.

Remaining 2006 Summer Family Concert Series events (all at Minden Park):

n July 14, Deja Blues, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Presenting sponsor: Brooke, Shaw, Zumpft, Attorneys at Law, co-sponsors: Stor-All, Valley Door Works

n July 28, Stork Raving Mad Band, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Presenting sponsor: Century 21-Clark Properties, co-sponsors: Greater Nevada Credit Union, GE Energy

n Aug. 25, Jeff Jones Band, 6-8 p.m. Presenting sponsor: Syncon Homes, co-sponsors: Minden Business Group, GE Energy.


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