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Fiya Fest Lineup Released


As Jazz Fest crowds flock to the Fair Grounds, a mini festival is popping up for the second year along the river. Fiya Fest, a benefit for the Roots of Music, announced their lineup today. The festival is scheduled for Friday, May 2, from 12- 8 p.m. at Mardi Gras World (1380 Port of New Orleans Pl.).  

 

In addition to music from local acts such as George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, and Donald Harrison, the roster features some frequent visitors to the city such as Maceo Parker and Erik Krasno. The Revivalists, Mike Dillon, Donald Harrison, and most members of Galactic are also featured in the 30 plus member lineup. Of course, there will all also be lots of crawfish. 

 

Chris Rogers, co-founder of Fiyawerx Productions, said, “Fiya Fest is all about raising funds and awareness to help The Roots of Music in their mission of teaching and empowering New Orleans’ youth."

 

Tickets start at $75 and are available here. For more information, visit their website.

 

Here's the full lineup: 

Maceo Parker with Eric Krasno, Nikki Glaspie, Nigel Hall, Calvin Turner, The Shady Horns, George Porter Jr., Roosevelt Collier, Ivan Neville, Tony Hall, Terrence Houston, Big Sam, Sam Kininger, Mike Clark, Bill Summers, Donald Harrison, Blackbyrd McKnight, Bernie Worrell, Fred Wesley, Karl Denson, Doug Wimbish, Stanton Moore, Ben Ellman, Mark Mullins, Shamarr Allen, Kevin O'Day, Matt Perrine with Rahzel, Brandon Niederauer, The Revivalists, Mike Dillon, Carly Meyers, Pete Murano, Jennifer Hartswick, Khris Royal, Maggie Koerner, Robert Walter, Will Bernard, Robert Mercurio, The Mike Dillon Band, Eddie Roberts’ West Coast Sounds, The Nth Power, 101 Runners, Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet, The Heard with The Houseman, Eric Lindell, Clint Maedgen, Marco Benevento, Cyril Neville, Corey Glover, Eric McFadden, Papa Mali, Billy Iuso and DJ Logic.  




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