The Showbox Downtown
Thu., March 2, 9 p.m. 2017 All Ages
Big band explosion MarchFourth consists of a brassy foundation of saxophones, trombones, trumpets, a drum and percussion corps, and a wireless electric bass. Their live musical theatrics are physically matched by an assemblage of stilt-walkers, acrobats, fire-spinners, and dancers performing original routines inspired by Bollywood, burlesque, cheerleading, hiphop, jazz, and ballroom dance traditions. They got their name from the date of their first show (March 4, 2003), when they put together a marching band for a Mardi Gras party, and they'll celebrate their 14th anniversary with a week of shows on the West Coast, including this one in Seattle where they'll be joined by the Pimps of Joytime.