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311 Day

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Get ready to celebrate 311 Day on March 11! This day of celebration honors the Omaha-based band 311, who have been making music since 1988. The date was chosen to honor the band's popular song "311" from their 1995 self-titled album. On this special day, fans of 311 come together around the world and show their love for the band by attending concerts and listening to their favorite songs.

History of 311 Day

311 Day Dates

311 Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1988</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Formation of 311</div><div class='timeline-text'>Band members Nick Hexum, Chad Sexton, and "'P-Nut'" Wills form 311 in Omaha, Nebraska, integrating rock, reggae, hip-hop, and funk into their music.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1996</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Annual 311 Day Celebration</div><div class='timeline-text'>To show appreciation for their fanbase, the band started celebrating 311 Day on March 11th with extended performances and live concerts.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>311 Day Moves to New Orleans</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 311 Day celebration is moved to the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, attracting an increasing number of fans across the country.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Longest 311 Day Concert</div><div class='timeline-text'>The band plays their longest show to date on 311 Day, performing 68 songs over five hours to a sold-out crowd at the New Orleans Arena.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>311 Caribbean Cruise</div><div class='timeline-text'>311 embarks on their first Caribbean Cruise as part of the 311 Day celebration, featuring multiple concerts, activities, and fan interactions.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Virtual 311 Day Celebration</div><div class='timeline-text'>Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the band opts for a virtual celebration of 311 Day, streaming a live concert for fans worldwide.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate 311 Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a 311 tribute band</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family, pick up some instruments and get ready to rock out to 311 hits like “Down”, “Amber”, and “Beautiful Disaster”. If you need help getting the lyrics down, there are plenty of online resources.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Hold a 311 karaoke night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you don’t have a full band together, gather your friends and family for an evening of singing along to 311 classics. Make sure you have plenty of snacks and drinks to go around.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create 311 themed decorations</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making or purchasing 311 themed decorations like balloons, banners and posters is an easy way to show your love for the band. You can even make some homemade decorations with construction paper and glitter.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a 311 themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite all your friends over for a night of celebrating all things 311! Ask everyone to dress up in 311 related costumes, play their favorite songs, and organize some fun activities such as trivia games or karaoke contests.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a local 311 concert</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If their tour schedule allows it, why not travel to see the band perform? There's nothing quite like experiencing one of their iconic concerts in person.</p></div></div>

Why 311 Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It allows people to access help</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>311 Day encourages those in need of assistance to seek out accessible help. It provides a platform for those who may not have support systems or access to traditional resources to get the help they need. Furthermore, 311 services can provide invaluable information regarding community programs and local service providers that can be utilized by all citizens.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It connects civilian communities</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By providing a localized system of connection, 311 Day helps build stronger relationships within townships and neighbourhoods. It encourages those living in the same areas to work together towards common goals while simultaneously increasing efficiency associated with civic activities such as organizing neighbourhood clean up events and other community outreach initiatives.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes public safety</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Finally, 311 Day is an important tool for promoting public safety. By using this network, citizens are able to easily alert government services about potential emergency situations such as fires, floods, crime or vandalism activity, ensuring that response teams are quickly dispatched in order to handle these matters swiftly and efficiently.</p></div></div>

5 Rocking Facts to Celebrate 311 Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>311's Unique Blend of Musical Styles</h3><p class='facts-content'>Drawing from rock, reggae, hip-hop, and funk, 311’s music transcended conventional genre boundaries, creating a unique sound that garnered them a dedicated fan base.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Band was Named after a Police Code</h3><p class='facts-content'>An arrest for streaking resulted in the band learning about the police code '311' which stood for 'indecent exposure' in Omaha, Nebraska; they decided to adopt it as their name.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Band Put Nebraska on the Musical Map</h3><p class='facts-content'>While California and New York are often seen as influential places in music, 311 brought recognition to Omaha, Nebraska, establishing it as a significant place for rock music.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>311 has Released Multiple Platinum Albums</h3><p class='facts-content'>The band’s eponymous third studio album, often referred to as the "Blue Album," went triple platinum. Their following albums also achieved similar success.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>311's Unusual Album Names</h3><p class='facts-content'>The band is known for their unusual album titles, which often refer to abstract concepts or unique phrases, such as "Transistor," "Evolver," and "Grassroots."</p></div></div>

311 Day FAQs

When is 311 Day?

311 Day is celebrated on March 11 every year. In 2024, the celebration will fall on a Monday.

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