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Vendredi

April 25th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include The Avett Brothers, Public Enemy and, Aurora Nealand 

 

Underground Railroad Film Screening

NOMA (5 p.m.)

Fridays at NOMA features art and music inside, film in the Sculpture Garden, plus food and drink 

 

Rotary Downs + Mike Dillon 

Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)

New Orleans psych pop, rock n' roll 

 

Backbeat Jazz Fest Series  

Blue Nile (10 p.m.)

Soul Rebels, Nigel Hall & the Congregation, and more 

 

Nina Simone Tribute

Cafe Istanbul (11 p.m.)

Tank and the Bangas + Mykia Jovan 

 

Andrew Duhon

Circle Bar (10 p.m.)

Local bluesy singer/songwriter  

 

Trombone Shorty + Orleans Ave.

House of Blues (8 p.m.)

Plus New Breed Brass Band. Tickets are $50  

 

Dumpstaphunk + Easy All Stars + More

Howlin' Wolf (10 p.m.)

Ivan Neville's band joins fellow funk bands on stage, with the Roosevelt Collier Band 

 

Bootsy Collins + DJ Soul Sister

Joy Theater (9 p.m.)

Funk legend joins New Orleans' own queen of rare grooves 

Samedi

April 26th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Robin Thicke, 101 Runners, Branford Marsalis Quartet, and Phish 

 

Shamarr Fest

Shamrock (10 p.m.)

Shamar Allen & The Underdawgs, Hot 8 Brass Band, John Popper of Blues Traveler, and more

 

Cowboy Mouth

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

plus Honey Island Swamp Band 

 

Katdelic

Blue Nile (2 a.m.)

Funk, rock, and hip hop from San Francisco

 

Heatwave

Prytania Bar (9 p.m.)

All-vinyl dance party spinning Motown/garage rock/R&B/soul/oldies

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister 

Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.)

Queen of rare grooves spins all-vinyl boogie, funk, and more into the wee hours of the morning 

 

Grayson Capps

Carrollton Station (10 p.m.)

plus the Lost Cause Minstrels + Jamie Lynn Vessels

Dimanche

April 27th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds (11 a.m.- 7 p.m.)

Headliners include Vampire Weekend, New Birth Brass Band, John Boutte, and more

 

Swinging Sundays

Allways Lounge (8 p.m.)

Swing dance lessons and party, live band from 9 p.m.-midnight 

 

Mogwai

Civic Theatre (8 p.m.)

Prog rock, Majeure opens

 

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Key holder to the city of New Orleans, Clinton, joins DJ Soul Sister


Easter Sunday Second Line with the Pigeon Town Steppers


The French Quarter isn't the only place that will be steppin' out in its Easter finest on Sunday. Uptown starts its own party at 1 p.m. at the famed Maple Leaf Bar, when the Original Pigeon Town Steppers Social Aide and Pleasure Club will be coming out for their annual Easter Sunday second line. Click through to view the route:

 

Founded in 1994, the Club has grown into a highlight of the second line calendar. This year's theme is "All Eyes on Me," with Erroll Jerome and April Lewis reigning as King and Queen. Here's their celebratory path:

 

START: Maple Leaf Bar (8316 Oak St.) Continue down Oak St. to General Ogden St. Turn right on General Ogden to Willow St.

 

STOP: Walter's Lounge. Continue down Willow to Carrollton Ave. Left on Carrollton to Birch St. Right on Birch to Adam St. Left on Adam to Hickory St.

 

STOP: Adam St. Development Center. Continue down Hickory St. to Broadway St. Turn right on Broadway to Fig St.

 

STOP: Broadway Lounge. (Toast King & Queen). Continue down Broadway to Walmsley Ave. Right on Walmsley to Carrollton. Left on Carrollton to Apple St. Right on Apple to Monroe.

 

STOP: E&C Lounge. Continue down Monroe St. to Nelson St. Turn left on Nelson to Leondias St. Turn right on Leondias to Cohn St. Left on Cohn to Joliet St. Left on Jolie to Spruce St.

 

STOP: Blue Flame Lounge. Continue down Spruce St. to Eagle St.

 

STOP: Sista Sista Bar & Lounge. Continue down Eagle St. to Hickory St. Turn left on Hickory to Monroe St. Right on Monroe to Birch St.

 

DISBAND: Circoc Bar, Monroe and Birch St.




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Kerem Ozkan, Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

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Elisabeth Morgan

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Cheryl Castjohn

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Brandon Robert, Daniel Paschall

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Paolo Roy

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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M.D. Dupuy

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Stephen Babcock

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