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February 23rd

Knights of Babylon

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

This historic krewe takes its cues from ancient Mesopotamia and Carnival traditions from 75 years ago

 

Krewe of Chaos

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

Expect a satirical slant to this parade

 

Krewe of Muses

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 5:45PM

Step aside, gentlemen. This all female krewe is one of the Mardi Gras all-stars

 

Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets

Smoothie King Center, 7PM

The Birds go head to head with the Houston Rockets

 

Nicole Lynn Fox Variety Hour

The Allways Lounge & Theatre, 8PM 

Famed drag star hosts a drag and variety show

 

Better Than Ezra

The Civic Theatre, 9:30PM

New Orleans alt-rock trio perform on their home turf

 

Fast Times '80s Dance Night

One Eyed Jacks, 10PM

A Mardi Gras-themed version of this weekly dance party ($5)

 

Ball of Joy 

Joy Theater, 11PM

A happiness-enducing Mardi Gras ball

 

The Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Roule, 11PM

Weekly recurring engagement

 
Blue Nile, 11PM
Every Thursday night swing by for reggae-heavy dance beats

VENDREDI

February 24th

Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures or DIVA

French Quarter Route, 1:30PM

Watch this bustier-clad krewe as they traverse through the Vieux Carre 

 

Krewe of Hermes

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 6PM

Celebrating its 80th year in Carnival

 

Le Krewe d'Etat

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 6:30PM 

An anarchic krewe that holds its own place in Mardi Gras lore

 

Krewe of Morpheus

Uptown-St. Charles Route, 7PM

A co-ed krewe known for elaborate floats and enviable throws

 

The Krewe of Debauche

Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center, 9PM

A Mardi Gras debauchery ball featuring gypsy balkan beats, bellydance and more ($15)

 

The Get Money Stop Hatin Tour

Cafe Istanbul, 9PM

8th annual tour showcasing the biggest independent talents in hip hop ($20)

 

Anglo a Go-Go

Bar Redux, 10PM

Dance to the swinging tunes of the UK underground 

 

A Queen and Bowie Tribute Show

Gasa Gasa, 10PM

Local talents come out to play the tunes of David Bowie and Queen

 

Grunge Night: NIRVANNA

House of Blues, 10PM

A Nirvana tribute concert featuring bands like The Kurt Loders

 

Burlesque Ballroom

Jazz Playhouse, 11PM

Burlesque pioneer Trixie Minx brings striptease to Bourbon 

 

Foundation of Funk

Tipitina's, 11PM

NOLA superground band is joined by special guests Anders Osborne & Jon Cleary

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Prytania Theatre, 11:59PM

A midnight showing of the penultimate movie about the boy wizard 

 


Hit n Run Guide to Jazzfest

NOLA Drinking Chart Creator Sends Up the Fest



Map After the Jump

When is a map more than a map? When it's ripe for satire. Our beloved Jazzfest is an institution so rich with characters and local flavor! It's a real playground for those willing to laugh at themselves. My Hit N Run Guide to Jazzfest should having you navigating the Fairgrounds like you've been going every year for the last million years.

 

As a college lad, my first visit to Jazzfest confused me. I got turned around a lot, got stuck a lot, and I sometimes didn't know what I was watching or why I should care. Why should you be eating hot food in the sun when it's 90 degrees? How the hell do they get those flags in here? And why is that lady in that nutty dress making advances on that watermelon?

 

(Click the FullScreen Button in the Lower Right Hand Corner)

 

I saw some people freak out from the stimulation and hit the ground in the fetal position wailing like Little Freddie King. I wondered if I would be next.

 

'Fest became more manageable to me as the years went on. I've volunteered, been sent for work purposes, and attended on my own recognizance; each time getting more comfortable moving around and finding the place I wanted to be. The map is a summation of activities and factoids I've collected in those travels.

 
Does the map cover absolutely everything there is to know about Jazzfest? Of course not. You'll need an official Jazzfest map to start your planning and the Hit n Run map to complete it. Disagree on a point? Add your own adventuresome observations in the comments. And don't try to climb the chain-link fence and swim in the lake, they don't like that.
 

All bathrooms are not equal

All bathrooms are not equal at Jazz Fest. The bathrooms in the Grandstands are worth the wait. Plus, if you time it right, samples from Zatarain's Food Heritage Stage.

Bad bathrooms? They're not

Bad bathrooms? They're not any cleaner than the others. All the bathrooms are the same.

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