Jazz Fest Night Shows - Second Weekend

14:03 April 26, 2016
By: Staff

Thursday, April 28th

Free Jazz in the Park: New Orleans Jazz Orchestra feat. Irvin Mayfield
Armstrong Park, 4:00 p.m.
701 N Rampart St., FREE


Anyone interested in seeing more of the city while also getting that much-needed dose of jazz should check this out. Armstrong Park will be hosting a series of free Jazz in the Park performances: today features the premiere Jazz Orchestra along with Grammy Award-winning Irvin Mayfield. 


Jazz Fest Night Shows - Second Weekend

St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Chad Fisher
Tipitina’s Uptown, 9:00 p.m.
501 Napoleon Ave., $30


This revolutionary soul band hails from Alabama and brings together the sounds of the South in exhilarating ways. Lead singer Paul Janeway’s voice is incomparable: soulful, grand and evocative. The band’s debut Half the City picked up rave reviews from various news outlets; an affirmation of their grandiose talent. 


Alejandro Escovedo
Chickie Wah Wah, 10:30 p.m.
2828 Canal St., $10


Alejandro Escovedo will offer a thrilling show with music outside of Jazz Fest’s typical spectrum. Roots music plays a part but so does country and Chicano rock. And, rest assured, he’s one of the music’s best. His past three records have been collaborations with Tony Visconti, who you might recognize as one of Bowie’s producers. 


Friday, April 29th

Jazz Fest Night Shows - Second Weekend

Kamasi Washington
One-Eyed Jacks, 8:00 p.m./1:00 a.m.
615 Toulouse St., $35


If you haven’t heard of Kamasi Washington yet, I urge you to take the time to listen to the glory that is The Epic and then head out to one of his shows. Kamasi is not only an adept jazz musician, but along with Flying Lotus and Thundercat, he’s another musician changing the face of neo-soul.


The 14th Annual Bayou Rendezvous
Howlin’ Wolf, 9:00 p.m.
907 S Peters St., $35


An entire event is going down alongside JazzFest at the Howlin’ Wolf. It starts at 9 pm with a tribute to Allen Toussaint and lasts all the way to 6 a.m. with the Breakfast Jam. Bayou Rendezvous will be absolutely packed with local faves including John Gros, Polyrhythmics, New Orleans Suspects, Sophistafunk and 4 Piece Puzzle. 


Stanton Moore Trio with Stanton Moore, Robert Walter, Scott Metzger featuring members of Galactic, GreyBoy AllStars with DJ Kevvy Kev 
Maison, 9:00 p.m.

508 Frenchmen St., $20

Metairie-raised Stanton Moore is one of the city’s most prolific musicians. He’s collaborated with a variety of musicians from Tom Morello to DJ Shadow. With the Trio, as opposed to Galactic (another one of his projects), Moore can scale back on his sound to evoke NOLA’s jazz heritage while also pushing boundaries. Blending a variety of genres, Moore’s technique recalls blues, funk, and modern jazz. Catch his show to get a taste of how NOLA musicians continue to innovate. 


Jazz Fest Night Shows - Second Weekend

Marcia Ball
Le Petit Theatre, 9:00 p.m.
616 S Peter St., $38-$44


Blues singer Marcia Ball is making her way back to the city to deliver some of her signature boogie, soul, and blues. She’s a five-time Grammy nominee with a spectacular penchant for musical storytelling. Her latest album, The Tattooed Lady and The Alligator Man, blends together her best genres with zydeco and Tex-Mex tossed in. 


10th Annual James Brown Birthday Tribute
Maple Leaf Bar, 11:00 p.m.
8316 Oak St., $30


It’s all in the title: the Maple Leaf will be hosting its 10th Annual Tribute to James Brown. Members of James Brown's band will be playing along with Dumpstaphunk and more, so it’s definitely going to be the perfect party to close out the Fest. 


Saturday, April 30th

Galactic plus J.J. Grey & Mofro with special guests Moon Hooch
Orpheum Theater, 8:00 p.m. 

129 Roosevelt Way, $38-$58


Galactic is a New Orleans staple that never fails to provide an evening of funky jams and fun.  With a little help from J.J. Grey & Mofro, plus special guests Moon Hooch, this show is sure to be a good time for all and the perfect way to cap off a great day at Jazz Fest.  


Jazz Fest Night Shows - Second Weekend

Big Freedia and Soul Rebels with special guests Tank & the Bangas 
Republic, 9:00 p.m.

828 S Peters St., $28.50


Bounce, jam, and soul come together for a show that promises nonstop fun and upbeat musical bliss.  These three artists with unique and distinct styles offer something for everyone to enjoy whether you want to dance, sway, or just relax and soak in the music.  


Jazz Fest Night Shows - Second Weekend

The Last Waltz New Orleans
Saenger Theater, 9:00 p.m.

1111 Canal St., $69.50-$199.50

This all-star collaboration of rockers unites to pay tribute to the 40th anniversary of the 1976 farewell concert by the renowned roots rock group The Band. The lineup of this second show added after the first sold out includes Gov’t Mule guitar master Warren Hayes, Grammy-winning producer and bassist Don Was, George Porter Jr. of the Meters, Radiators guitarist, and singer Dave Malone and much more.


Jazz Fest Night Shows - Second Weekend

AXIAL TILT – A Grateful Dead Celebration
Café Istanbul, 10:00 p.m.

2372 St. Claude Ave., $40

The Grateful Dead blends both rock and jazz in a unique and beloved way that provides the perfect soundtrack for a special Jazz Fest tribute show.  Featuring Stu Allen, Rob Eaton, Mitch Stein, Robin Sylvester and Jay Lane, this concert celebrates the infamous music of the Grateful Dead for the second night of jams with no repeated songs. 


Sunday, May 1st

16th Annual Jazz Fest Crawfish Bash
Outside Fair Grounds, 3:00 p.m. 

3207 Derby Pl., $35


NOLA Crawfish King presents this convenient Jazz Fest after-party with live music by The Nigel Hall Band and Sonic Boom.  The outdoor event offers the perfect conclusion to your festival fun with 1000 pounds of hot boiled crawfish and beer included with your ticket.  


Jazz Fest Night Shows - Second Weekend

Dumpstaphunk + Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen + DJ Soul Sister
Tipitina’s Uptown, 8:00 p.m.

501 Napoleon Ave., $25

Three renowned New Orleans artists combine for a show full of funk, jams and classic old school hits that will have you dancing all night long.  Finish up the last weekend of Jazz Fest with this diverse musical mix and a true taste of NOLA provided by fun local performers. 


Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder
The Howlin’ Wolf, 10:00 p.m.

907 S Peters St., $30

Nigel Hall, Eric “Benny” Bloom, Cory Henry, Adam Deitch, Wil Blades and Adam Smirnoff perform an exciting funk feud featuring the music of legendary performers Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. Whichever artist you prefer, this show is sure to be a groovy blast from the past.


Midnight Preserves
Preservation Hall, 11:30 pm

726 St. Peter St., $100

The 12th Annual Midnight Preserves series during Jazz Fest welcomes prominent artists from a variety of genres to join the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for intimate midnight concerts.   

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