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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters, Benedick and Beatrice, in a war of words and wits
1445 Pauger Street (6:00 PM)
Cultural philanthropists Dorian and Kel Bennett have opened their historic Marigny home for this inaugural event with music, theater and dance performances
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Punk rock on Lee Circle
Walter Wolfman Washington
d.b.a. (10:00 PM)
Fiery blues on Frenchmen - every week
Curren$y's Jet Lounge
Blue Nile (10:00 PM)
The NOLA rapper's weekly party
Banks Street Bar (10:00 PM)
Blues rock and BLTs!
Country Club (All Day)
Weekly Wed Gig- $3 martinis and free admission for the service industry folks.
Tom McDermott and Meschiya Lake
Chickie Wah Wah (8:00PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- Piano man meets a golden voice.
Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses
Weekly Wed Gig- Gypsy jazz upstairs in the Marigny
Hi-Ho Lounge (8:00PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- from the street to the stage. Midnight Snax throwdown follows at 10pm.
dba (7:00 PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- The world's premiere washboard-sousaphone-guitar trio.
Treme Brass Band
Candlelight Lounge (9:00 PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- Pass on by and see the 6th Ward’s home band
NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
City Park’s Botanical Garden (5:00 PM)
New Orleanian songwriter performs at the weekly outdoor concert series
The Ogden Museum (6:00 PM)
Singer/ songwriter who has recently performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival and provided tour support for Raul Malo and the Wood Brothers
The Foundation Gallery (6:00 PM)
A screening of Maya's award-winning animation "Pareidolia" followed by a Q &A with the artist
Snug Harbor (8:00 & 10:00 PM)
The third evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Hi Ho Lounge (9:00 PM)
Hip hop artist raps on St. Claude with his album Trap Hop
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Performing tracks from the new album 'What a World'
JazzFest All Night: Thursday, May 3
JazzFest is back for more, and that means the latenight bills are only going to take us higher. Tonight, sample some of this weekend's Fest schedule with Ziggy Marley and Cyril Neville, or check out special sets from Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe playing all of the Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers. Click through to scope it all out:
Ziggy Marley "Wild and Free Tour" Tipitina's Uptown (9:00 PM) Ziggy Marley was already stopping here before JazzFest called on him to fill in for his father's former comrade, Bunny Wailer. As a result, we've lost track of which show is lagniappe. Whatever the case, two doses of spirit-lifting reggae straight from Jamaica in one weekend could never be called a bad thing. Given Marley's penchant for bringing his full skills every time he plays, the extra show shouldn't take away from this Tip's slot - even without the Melody Makers.
Chris Robinson Brotherhood Tipitina's Uptown (2:00 AM) With the Black Crowes on hiatus, this is about as close to the blues-rock heroes as we can get, and the inclusion of Chris Robinson and Adam MacDougall makes it pretty darn close. This late night bill is one of the reasons that people tell you to stay up late during JazzFest.
Cyril Neville's Nevillution Blue Nile 10:00 PM The youngest Neville brother is by no means the least, as Cyril Neville's golden pipes have been the special seasoning needed for many an R&B hit, and even for his brother's little funk combo known to you and me as The Meters. Nevillution shows are never lacking for special guests, and given that virtually the entire Neville family is in town for Fest, it's a good bet that tonight will be no different.
Honey Island Swamp Band Blue Nile (1:30 AM) Combining soul, blues, funk and the sounds of swampland into one rapturous mixture, the Honey Island Swamp Band may be at their best in a latenight show where they can really stretch out. There's no doubt they'll be vibing off today's JazzFest set, as they always remain eager to maintain their place as one of New Orleans' best up-and-coming acts.
Southern Troubadors- Tab Benoit, Devon Allman, Mike Zito, and Mia Borders The Temple NOLA (10:00 PM) - This Backbeat Foundation show features an Allman brother, a Cajun blues specalist (Benoit) and of one of Texas' best axemen (Mike Zito). Add in a notable local singer-songwriter (Borders), and this show has all the right ingredients to simmer over into a barn burner.
Eddie Roberts Trio with members of New Mastersounds, Greyboy Allstars, & Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Khris Royal and Dark Matter 12 Bar (9:00 PM) Is this bill even big enough to fit into the 12 Bar? We'll have to find out! Eddie Roberts is leader of Leeds, England, funk stars The New Mastersounds. HIs trio will feature members of popular funkies from this side of the pond. Later on at 11:30 p.m., Khris Royal brings his high-energy brand of jazz with his band, Dark Matter. The saxophonist has been known to bring out some unique variants to his usual horn, so look out for last minute switches!
Stooges Brass Band Hi-Ho Lounge (11:00 PM) Every Thursday night, the cars are parked on the St. Claude Ave. neutral ground, and the smoker is burning outside. It can only mean that it's time for one of the best weekly brass band gigs in town, brought forth each week from the horns of the Stooges Brass Band. We recently caught up with the Stooges about what they've got on their grill. Read all about it here.
Stanton Moore Piano Trio featuring David Takanowsky and James Singleton + Jonathan Batiste + Sasha Masakowski & Musical Playground Café Instabul (11:00 PM) Stanton Moore is better known as the drummer of Galactic, while David Torkanowsky keeps the sounds of New Orleans piano alive both with his own work on the keys and on the greatest station in the nation, WWOZ. Meanwhile, James Singleton's bass will anchor these freewheelers. And before all that, Sasah Masakoski's lilting voice will set the table for this fantastic evening of music in the Marigny.
Steven Bernstein’s Fest Mob Featuring Marco Benevento, Will Bernard, Kirk Joseph, and Mike Dillon Hi-Ho Lounge (2:00 AM) Late at night, the supergroups come out to play. Guitar, keys, vibes and tuba will all be accounted for into the wee hours. Let them bring you straight into Fest Friday.
Royal Family Ball—Soulive, with Lettuce and Friends The Howlin’ Wolf (9 PM) Make sure to leave room for this huge latenight party in the Warehouse District, as funk kings Soulive and Lettuce lead a huge bill at the Wolf. Late at night they've got New Orleans' Boukou Groove featuring guitarist Big D Perkins and Dirty Dozen drummer Terrence Higgins.
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Angers Osborne House of Blues (Midnight) - The leader of the Greyboy All-Stars returns for a second weekend of shows, this time with his side project Tiny Universe. Reprising last week's journey into the Michael Jackson catalog, the Tiny Universe will be playing all of the Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers, with Anders Osborne sitting in.
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