TOP PICKS FOR SATURDAY, MAY 7
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Festival Stage
Part of the local music scene since 2009, Mia Borders has been named one of the city's best talents. No stranger to Jazz Fest, she's also performed at Tipitina's, Essence Festival, the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and Brazil's Bourbon Street Music Festival. Her music is a blend of soul, funk, R&B, and electronic music.
Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns
12:25 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. | Blues Tent
Since their debut album Lucky Devil released in 2010, this band has seen numerous successes. Meschiya Lake, the bandleader, won Female Performer of the Year at the 2013-2014 Big Easy Awards. The band also won the Best Trad Band award for the 2013 Best of the Beat. They blend New Orleans jazz and blues from the 1900s that will give you speakeasy vibes.
New Orleans Nightcrawlers
1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. | Shell Gentilly Stage
What started as a writers' workshop became a brass band. They've performed with Dr. John, the Neville Brothers, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and even Galactic. They've even made an appearance on The Simpsons back in 2018. The band's album Atmosphere, which took 11 years to complete, was nominated for 'Best Regional Roots Music Album' at the 2021 Grammy Awards.
2:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. | Festival Stage
Hailing from Kansas City, Samantha Fish will join this year's lineup for a day of blues, rock, country, and funk. Since coming into fame, she's released seven solo albums, her most recent being Faster. Songs range from cathartic and defiant hits such as "Twisted Ambition," "Better Be Lonely," and "Loud."
3:35 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. | Festival Stage
This band formed in New Orleans in 2007 consists of Ed Williams, David Shaw, Zack Feinberg, Rob Ingraham, George Gekas, Andrew Campanelli, Michael Girardot, and Paulet "PJ" Howard. Their music is an energetic mix of blues, folk, country, jazz, and rock. The song that put them on the map was the croony song with a great hook, "Wish I Knew You When." Catching a Revivalist show at the Jazz Fest is the perfect way to enjoy this group.
Rebirth Brass Band
3:55 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. | Congo Square Stage
You've seen them on HBO's Treme, and now you get to see them performing live at Jazz Fest. Formed by the Frazier brothers, Rebirth Brass Band uses the unique sounds of funk and hip hop to create their unique brand of music. Catch them live at the Congo Square Stage to see what makes them a New Orleans tradition.
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Festival Stage
You probably remember Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac. A beautiful voice that'll have you leaving with goosebumps, she'll be bringing her very own songs to Jazz Fest. In 2014, she released her 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault album. Each song tells stories from her life—some happy, some blue. She was dubbed as "the Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll" by Rolling Stone.
Bánh Mì Xíu Mai
Ba Mien Vietnamese Cuisine | Heritage Square
What makes a Vietnamese meatball po-boy? Basically, it's a pork meatball braised in tomato broth and dressed with daikon, pickled carrots, jalapenos, cilantro, cucumbers, and Ba Mien's signature spread. Savor the flavor with a delicious side order of cha gio (egg rolls) or goi cuon (spring rolls).
Roman Chewing Candy
Roman Candy Company | Around the fairGrounds
Nourish your sweet tooth at the Roman Candy Wagon. Buy a stick of Roman Candy or as many as you like-—each stick only costs a dollar. Roman Candy comes in three flavors: chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. A New Orleans tradition loved by everyone.
Brett Henderson Art
Brett Henderson | Contemporary Crafts Tent
If you're looking for a souvenir to bring home, stop by Brett Henderson's station under the Contemporary Crafts tent. By incorporating color, texture, and space, Brett creates layered paintings of people that'll make your eyes pop. Each painting symbolizes every person's unique experience in the world.