1) Seared Tuna with Chilies and Citrus by Peche Seafood
Food Heritage Stage, 12:30 p.m.
Chef Ryan Prewitt will be representing Peche Seafood and demonstrating a very elegant, but tasty dish for you to try at home. You know you will be learning from the best as Chef Ryan Prewitt won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: South in May 2014, which happens to be the same year that Peche earned the James Beard Foundation Award for best new restaurant.
2) Smokey Bacon Collard Greens by Squeal
Cajun Cabin Food Stage, 1:30 p.m.
The Young Brothers have been giving Uptown and Riverbend residents a great option for delicious barbecue. A barbecue is not complete without side dishes, however. Make your way to the Cajun Cabin Food Stage and see how to make a delicious southern side dish that everyone at your next outdoor barbecue can enjoy.
Congo Square Stage, 3:30 p.m.
R&B sensation Estelle got her start in West London before taking the world by storm in the early 2000s as a part of the British Soul invasion. With talents spanning Soul, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Neo-Soul, and even Grime, Estelle has proven herself versatile as both a singer and rapper. Kanye West worked on her breakout single, “American Boy,” in 2008
4) Sasha Masakowski
Lagniappe Stage, 3:45 p.m.
After moving to New York earlier this year, Sasha is coming back for New Orleans' premier music festival. Daughter of acclaimed concert pianist Ulrike and jazz guitarist Steve Masakowski, Sasha grew up under the tutelage of some of New Orleans’ finest. Her show should be a treat, as she brings stylings from around the world back to the place where she has her musical roots.
5) Anthony Hamilton
Congo Square Stage, 5:25 p.m.
Having risen to the heights of soul and urban music with his 2003 release of Comin’ from Where I’m From, Anthony Hamilton continues to grow and write from the heart. He’s worked with countless artists including Al Green for the 2009 Grammy Award-winning collaboration on "You've Got The Love I Need" and Jill Scott on their 2011 hit "So In Love." Anthony Hamilton’s become one of the premiere soul singers of the day.
6) Bamboula 2000
Lagniappe Stage, 5:40 p.m.
Led by Luther Gray, Bamboula 2000 pays homage to African, Caribbean, and New Orleans music that was played in Congo Square. The group has been playing shows for over 20 years, connecting their audience with the traditions and music from these regions. Bamboula 2000 will play tracks off their five EPs, making for a great show with lots of rhythm and dancing.
7) Fireman Mike's Kitchen
There may not be a more eclectic food option than the food Fireman Mike's Kitchen will be serving up. Alligator Sauce Piquant, Shrimp and Grits, and Sausage & Okra Gumbo make quite the menu. Alligator Sauce Piquant is perfect for anyone who feels like they need to try alligator in New Orleans, or for those locals who have not been brave enough to step outside of the box yet.
8) Annie Odell's Cultural Wearables
Louisiana Marketplace, All Day
Annie Odell from River Ridge will be bringing some of her art and crafts to Jazz Fest this year. For anyone interested in Louisiana art and culture, her work (some of it is clothes that you can wear!) is a great representation of a lot of the tradition and work that artists in South Louisiana follow. She will be at Tent F in the Louisiana Marketplace on the second weekend this year.
9) Sarah Nelson Oil Paintings
Contemporary Crafts, All Day
Local artist Sarah Nelson will be showing and selling some of her oil paintings this year at Tent F in the Contemporary Crafts area. Her paintings always have an emotional and captivating sky; she thinks of the landscapes she paints as both a physical and emotional place she resides in. For those who are more geared to contemporary painting, she is a can't-miss artist at this year's Jazz Fest.
10) Love at First Bite
Love at First Bite is the creation of Walker's Southern Style BBQ, and you know it is Jazz Fest whenever you start having cravings for a cochon de lait po-boy. There is not another po-boy at the festival quite like the one you will find at Love at First Bite, so make sure you make your way over to Food Area I at some point during Jazz Fest to take a bite out of one of Walker's famous sandwiches.