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ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
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NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 5 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
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Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 7 - 25, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 7 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 7 - Dec 20, 2015
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Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

2015 Francisco…

Jul 9 - 9, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's 2015 Francisco Bouligny Lecture will… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Jul 9 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

LIVE IMPROV WITH NOLA…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Improv Comedy with NOLA ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a… more

San Fermin in Nueva…

Jul 9 - 12, 2015
The 9th Annual Running of the Bulls at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) is… more

Yappy Hour in the…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

Smoothie King Center…

Jul 10 - 11, 2015
Garth Brooks is bringing his World Tour with Trisha Yearwood to the Smoothie… more

Toast & Tiki Tails

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Toasts & Tiki-Tails" will be held at the NO Fleas Market  during… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

First Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series Announces Initial Lineup:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Jen Sellers
jen@cegmusic.com
(212) 634-0427 x-107


First Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series Announces Initial Lineup:
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Walkers, Anders Osborne, EOTO, Leftover Salmon, Los Lobos, Grammy Award Winners Rebirth Brass Band, & more

The First Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series, produced by Creative Entertainment Group (CEG), will take place April 27 - May 5, 2012, during the evenings of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Veterans of the frenzied, no-holds-barred music scene that descends upon New Orleans after dark, New York City-based event promoters CEG co-produced the Backbeat Jazzfest Series from 2008 - 2011, booking such luminaries as Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Medeski Martin & Wood, Aaron Neville, Punch Brothers, Booker T, Ghostland Observatory, The Radiators, Gene Ween, and many more.

Under the Nolafunk moniker, CEG honors the musical heroes and spirit of New Orleans in New York City all year round, producing concerts in the Big Apple featuring many of the Big Easy's finest musicians, such as Dr. John, Kermit Ruffins, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Bonerama, Eric Lindell, George Porter Jr., Jon Cleary, Soul Rebels, and many more. In addition, CEG amasses all-star Nola-centric lineups for both the annual Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball and the annual Nolafunk Summer Jazzfest.

 

The First Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series Inaugural Event will launch at Republic on Friday, April 27 with a lineup that pulls out all the stops. During the second weekend of last year's Jazz Fest, Anders Osborne and his band, the Grateful Dead's Bill Kreutzmann, Little Feat's Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett, and Billy Iuso took the stage at The Temple for the first time ever together with not even one note of rehearsal. What ensued was the stuff of legend-- three hours of Grateful Dead, Little Feat, and Anders Osborne tunes alongside a bevy of thrilling covers. Many in the sold-out crowd hailed it as the best show of Jazz Fest in 2011. Nolafunk will revive this band for one night only, inviting long-time Nolafunk friend Marco Benevento and his band to open the festivities and newer Nolafunk friends ALO to close out the evening.

On Friday, May 4, Republic will play host to Bill Kreutzmann and his Nola-based bandmates in 7 Walkers. The hot new Royal Southern Brotherhood, featuring Cyril Neville and Devon Allman, will open the show, placing a member of the Grateful Dead, a Neville, and an Allman on one jam-packed bill. In addition, Zion Rock Godchaux (son of former Grateful Dead members Keith & Donna Godchaux) will close out the night with his underground electronica-meets-psychedelic rock band BoomBox.

The Nolafunk Jazzfest Series also includes an eagerly-awaited rare appearance of poly-ethnic Cajun "slamgrass" progenitors Leftover Salmon; a Jazzfest return of Latin rock titans Los Lobos; a rare late-night appearance featuring very recent Grammy Award winners Rebirth Brass Band; plus Anders Osborne & special guests along with annual fan-favorite Tab Benoit's "Swampland Jam"; and much more.

 

All shows in the initial lineup will take place at Republic, apart from one show at the Howlin' Wolf on April 28 with Leftover Salmon, 7 Walkers, and Anders Osborne.

All Republic shows go on sale Friday February 17 at noon EST at www.nolafunk.com/nola, Ticketweb.com, and (866) 468-7619. Leftover Salmon, 7 Walkers, and Anders Osborne at the Howlin' Wolf on April 28 is on-sale now.

 

As is tradition with Nolafunk's prior shows in New Orleans as part of the Backbeat Jazzfest Series, all Republic shows will be non-smoking.

Show information and tickets can be found at the series' website, www.nolafunk.com/nola.

 

First Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series Initial Lineup 2012

9pm Doors 10pm Start on All Shows unless otherwise noted

 

Friday Apr 27 // Republic New Orleans, LA

First Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series Inaugural Event!

Anders Osborne, Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead, Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat, and Billy Iuso
followed by ALO
plus opening act Marco Benevento

$35adv - $40dos

Saturday Apr 28 // Republic New Orleans, LA

Los Lobos w/ special guests tba

$39adv - $45dos


Saturday Apr 28 // Republic New Orleans, LA 1:30am Doors 2am Show (Technically on 4/29)
Grammy Award Winners
Rebirth Brass Band
w/ special guests
$20adv - $25dos

 

Saturday Apr 28 // Howlin' Wolf New Orleans, LA
In Association With Soul'd Out Productions
On Sale Now At www.thehowlinwolf.com

Leftover Salmon plus 7 Walkers feat. Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead and

Anders Osborne

$35adv - $40dos

 

Thursday May 3 // Republic New Orleans, LA

EOTO

w/ special guests Kraddy

and Wyllys & the NY Hustler Ensemble feat. Jen Hartswick & Natalie Cressman of Trey Anastasio Band

$22adv - $25dos

 

Friday May 4 // Republic New Orleans, LA

7 Walkers feat. Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead

followed by BoomBox feat. Zion Godchaux

plus opening act Royal Southern Brotherhood (Cyril Neville, Devon Allman, Mike Zito, Yonrico Scott)

$30adv - $35dos

 

Friday May 4 // Republic New Orleans, LA 1:30am Doors 2:00am Show (Technically on 5/5)

BoomBox Only ticket (These Tickets Will Not Be Accepted Until 1:30am)

$20adv - $25dos

 

Saturday May 5 // Republic New Orleans, LA

Anders Osborne & Special Guests

Tab Benoit's "Swampland Jam"
More tba

$32adv - $35dos