Big Easy Express + Festival Express

Jul 27, 2012

Join WCBE as we climb on board for a vibrant, raucous, musical railway adventure on Monday, August 13, 2012 for WCBE + Big Easy Express.

Doors open at 5pm, with a screening of our opening film, Festival Express, at 6pm. Join us for these two films and your chance to win tickets for the Mumford & Sons sold-out show.

Current members can reserve their tickets and attend for free by calling WCBE membership director, Richelle Antczak McCuen at (614) 365-5555 x 251. Membership is defined as donating $10 or above to WCBE in the past 12 months. Non-members can purchase their tickets at the door for $5 a piece. Tickets for non-members will be available on a first come, first serve basis.


  • 6pm: Festival Express
  • 7:30-7:40pm: Intermission
  • 7:40pm: Big Easy Express

3 bands, 6 cities, 1 train, and thousands of miles of track…BIG EASY EXPRESS documents a cinematic musical journey. Directed by renowned filmmaker Emmett Malloy (THE WHITE STRIPES UNDER GREAT WHITE NORTHERN LIGHTS) this incredible new film captures nothing less than history in the making. 

Indie folk heroes Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Tennessee’s Old Crow Medicine Show, and Britain’s acclaimed Mumford & Sons, climbed aboard a beautiful vintage train in California, setting out for New Orleans, Louisiana on a “tour of dreams”. The resulting film from this journey is nothing short of magical. Part road movie and part concert film, BIG EASY EXPRESS bears witness to the birth of a new musical era. With poignancy and beauty, Malloy documents these incredible musicians as they ride the rails and wow thecrowds, from Oakland…to New Orleans. Filled with joyous crowds, late night laughter, endless music…and a train that was bound for glory. 

Watch the official trailer here.

Read NPR's review of 'Big Easy Express'.
Read NPR's review of 'Festival Express'.