The Dirty Dozen Brass Band performing at the Mustang Music Festival.

It’s hard to take a picture when you’re dancing to the music and that’s what happens when the Dirty Dozen Brass Band takes the stage.

Hailing from New Orleans, the group was one of the headliners for Friday night at the Mustang Music Festival and it would be hard to imagine a better band to top an amazing day of music. Taking funk to a different realm with a flugelhorn and Sousaphone solos and a drum solo that would have done Gene Krupa proud, from the first note to the last, they had the crowd jumping.

They weren’t the only amazing band to take the stage. Over on Stage 3 the Mike Dillon Band was kicking out jams as the Dirty Dozen took the stage. Playing vibraphone with a flamboyance that defies description, Dillon and his band flowed from jazz to funk to rock and back again effortlessly.

Another great day of music is on tap for tomorrow. The day kicks off at 12:30 with the kids of Ruth Wyand’s Mustang Outreach Bands. It’s a full day of sounds ending with Keller Williams taking the stage at 8:30 in the evening.

Don’t forget, more great music is on tap for Sunday with the Duck Jazz Festival headlined by Maceo Parker.