1) Glen David Andrews
Blues Tent, 1:25 p.m.
Born in the musical powerhouse community of Treme, thought to be the oldest black neighborhood in the country, Andrews likes to recall the story of when the great Tuba Fats, Anthony Lacen, directed the bell of his horn to his mother’s stomach and called him into this world. His mother went into labor only a day later. However, Glen sets his own path by sticking close to two things he knows and loves: Blues music and the church.
2) Papa Ninety Catering
Cajun Cabin Food Stage, 1:30 p.m.
Papa Ninety from Belle Chasse is famous for dishing up Louisiana's unofficial favorite sausage, boudin. But this year they will be demonstrating how to cook another New Orleans’ favorite but with an exciting and tasty twist. Chef Juan Johnson will be making delicious, spicy Crawfish Tamales.
3) Big Chief Juan Pardo & Jockimo’s Groove
Jazz & Heritage Stage, 1:45 p.m.
Big Chief Juan Pardo and Jockimo’s Groove bring a fantastic musical version of Mardi Gras Indian music to the stage. Having released a new album this year called Spiritual Food, Pardo will take the stage and provide the usual energy he brings to each show.
4) Fredy Omar con su Banda
Jazz & Heritage Stage, 3 p.m.
Fredy Omar con su Banda is a staple at Jazz Fest. Omar, once dubbed “El Orgullo de Nueva Orleans” (The Pride of New Orleans) by local Spanish-language radio station WFNO, will bring an eclectic mix of players and rhythms to the stage that is guaranteed to get the audience moving.
5) NOCCA Jazz Quartet
NOCCA Pavilion, 3:20 p.m.
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is a New Orleans institution that has provided secondary school-age children with free intensive lessons in the arts. Previous graduates include Harry Connick Jr., Terence Blanchard, and Trombone Shorty. These young musicians are perfectly trained to make it in the music scene.
6) The O’Jays
Congo Square Stage, 3:45 p.m.
With a career spanning over 50 years, Eddie Levert and Walter WIlliams, two of the group's three founding members, are still going strong. The O’Jays saw early success with “Lonely Drifter” in 1963 but really bust out of the Philadelphia Soul movement with their hit “Love Train” in 1973. The O'Jays were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.
7) Kermit Ruffins Tribute to Louis
People’s Health Economy Hall Tent,
Kermit Ruffins needs no introduction, and neither does his tribute show for Louis Armstrong. The current New Orleans icon will be paying homage to the legend in this show to close out Jazz Fest. Watch as the always entertaining Ruffins plays the classics that helped immortalize Louis Armstrong for New Orleans and the rest of the world.
8) Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & The Wild Magnolias
Jazz & Heritage Stage, 4:25 p.m.
The Wild Magnolias will be performing at Jazz Fest for the first time since Big Chief Bo Dollis’ passing. Bo Dollis will grace the Jazz Fest Poster this year (along with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux) and the Wild Magnolias will play their version of Mardi Gras Indian music, in what will surely be a spiritual and emotional experience.
9) Taqueria Corona
First opened in 1988, the local favorite is credited with introducing New Orleanians to taquerias. Famous for using all fresh ingredients and lean meats in their tacos, Taqueria Corona is bringing its signature Fish, Shrimp, and Chicken Tacos to Jazz Fest. Find them in Food Area II!
10) Julia Hill Large Scale-Puppetry
NOCCA Pavilion, All Day
The Atlanta artist calls herself simply "a maker of things." The New Orleans native creates custom puppetry from dragons to wolves that can take up to seven people to operate. Her show brings you back to the world of arts and crafts, Mardi Gras costumes, and sculptures of your childhood with an eclectic and magical twist.