Jazz Fest April 30

02:00 January 01, 1970
  1.     BBQ Louisiana Crawfish by Red Fish Grill  

Food Heritage Stage, 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

 The award-winning casual seafood restaurant, Red Fish Grill is bringing their Bourbon flavor to Jazz Fest this year. The restaurant is known for being a tourist hotspot that is conveniently placed in the French Quarter for all downtown visitors to enjoy. Chef Austin Kirzner will be serving up their signature BBQ Louisiana Crawfish for all festival-goers to enjoy.

 2.     Stevie Wonder

Acura Stage, 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.  

 Born Steveland Hardaway Judkins, the R&B superstar recorded his first album when he was only 12-years old then grew up to win Grammys. The multi-talented artist who can sing while playing harmonica, drums and keyboards won a total of 15 Grammys in during the 1970’s decade. Hits “My Cherie Amour”, “Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday”, “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)”and “I Was Made To Love Her” made the world fall in love with the smooth sounds of Stevie Wonder. “For Once In Your Life" come out to see Stevie Wonder at Jazz Fest. 

 3.     Snoop Dogg

Congo Square Stage, 5:35 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

 Since 1993, the west coast hip-hop icon, Snoop Dogg hyped up crowds all over the world with his Grammy nominated hits and groundbreaking albums. The artist/actor topped the Billboard 200 charts with hits Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang,” “Next Episode,” “Beautiful,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Signs,” “Sensual Seduction” and more. Get your gin and juice ready for this performance because it will be one for the books.

 4.  Red Boys Production Dance Troupe

Native American Village, 2:30 p.m. -2:50 p.m. 

The indigenous family dance troupe performs selections of Native American Culture all over North America. The tribe is named after the family’s oldest son, Ashkii-Chee which is Navajo translation to “Red Boy”.  The troupe has origins from the Cree, Dakota, Lakota, Mohawk, Choctaw and others. The traditional dances of Red Boys Production are something friends and family will enjoy.

5. Robin Daning Painted Tiles on Board Canvas

Louisiana Market Place, Tent F

New Orleans native Robin Daning earned her art degree at Syracuse University and is noted for masterpieces that praise Louisiana music and architecture. Daning will be displaying her tile art that features paintings of New Orleans culture and human expressions

 6.  Carl Crawford Collage of Magazine Paper on Glass

 Congo Square African Art Market Tent P

The South Carolina artist, Carl M. Crawford is a self-taught freelance artist developed his own style that he calls “Collage Illusion”. Crawford creates his piece by instead of using paint, he cuts out colors from magazine articles and assembles them on to glass giving audience the illusion of an oil painting.

 7.     Big Freedia

Congo Square Stage, 2:20 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

 The Queen of Bounce will be gracing the Jazz Fest stage again this year and promises to not disappoint. The bounce artist pioneer made a name for himself throughout the years with the hit TV show “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce” and with tours all over the world. Though Big Freedia recently got into some illegal trouble in New Orleans, he is not hiding his face from anyone and still will let the ultimate twerk fest go on.

8.  Buddy Guy

Blues Tent, 5:40 p.m. -7:00 p.m. 

Since the 1960’s Legendary artist Buddy Guy has received six Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts, and Rolling Stone ranked him in the top 25 of its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." The Lousiana native helped open up the doors for other well known artist and B.B. King. and Lightin’ Hopkins.

 9.     Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr. and the Wild Magnolias

Jazz & Heritage Stage 2:55p.m.- 3:55 p.m.

After the passing of Big Chief Bo Dollis last year, Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr. is now being passed the torch to lead the Wild Magnolias. Unlike other tribes, the Wild Magnolias incorporate funk music within in their chants and dances. This combination makes for different kind of catchy sound and beat that the audience can grow to love.

10.   Wagerirale Drummers of Belize

Kids Tent, 4:10 p.m.-4:55 p.m.

In 2006, the Wageriale Drummers was formed by Emery Gill. Gill is a student of luminary Garifuna drummer Isabel Flores and created the band to provide revenue for grassroots musicians in Dangriga Belize. The band is composed of  two primera and two segunda drums, two pairs of sisira (ground rattle), turtle shells, lead vocalist and the inclusion of guitar and saxophone. All instrumentalists double as back-up gayusa (singers).

 

 

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