Once you leave the Fairgrounds, check out Shorty Fest at House of Blues or Morning 40 on St. Claude, plus some local after-hours Fest music on Frenchmen. On this day in 1997, former Governor Edwards’ house was raided by FBI officials. Now, more ways to start the last weekend of JazzFest.
Jazz Fest (Fair Grounds, 11-7p.m.)
The big fest starts the second week with Locals’ Thursday. Dozens of acts, over a hundred delicious food vendors, and lots of crafts. Tedeschi Trucks, Elvis Costello, Flo Rida, Snarky Puppy headline.
St. Paul and the Broken Bones (Tip’s, 9p.m.)
The Broken Bones are a six piece soul from ‘bama. Members include Paul Janeway (vocals), Browan Lollar (guitar), Jesse Phillips (bass), Andrew Lee (drums), Al Gamble (keys), and Allen Branstetter (trumpet). Their 2014 album, “Half the City” propelled the group into the national spotlight and fans are eagerly awaiting a second album currently in the works.
Shorty Fest (HOB, 9p.m.)
New Orleans favorite son Trombone Shorty hosts his own star-studded celebration. Troy Andrews is headlining his own festival for the fourth year. The concert for a cause boasts an impressive 2016 lineup also includes The Revivalists, Mainline, and Big Chief Juan & Golden Commanches.
Black Joe Lewis (Tip’s, 2a.m.)
Since the 2005 release "Bitch I Love You" Black Joe Lewis has been an icon of the Austin music scene. In recent years, BJL has also become a fisture on the festival circuit. Tonight, head to Tip;s to check out his unique mix of blues, soul, and funk.
Rage Fest (Joy, 10p.m.)
You’ve hard members of these bands play in improv supergroups all week. Now, check out the combis that tthey actually rehearse. Tonight, Lettuce, Break Science, The Nigel Hall Band, Cyril Neville, and Oteil Burbridgeall tkae the stage at the Joy. Funksters get loud!
Naughty Professor (30/90, 10p.m.)
NOLA funk up & comers are vying to cement their place in a local lineage that includes The Meters and Galactic. The energetic septet blends an electric (and electrifying) sound with classic influences. The band is Bill Daniel on guitar, Noah Young on bass, Sam Shahin on drums, Nick Ellman on sax, Ian Bowman on tenor sax, and John Culbreth on trumpet.
Luther & Cody Dickinson (3 Keys, 10p.m.)
Dickinson is best known for his work as the frontman for the North Mississippi Allstars as well as a stint with The Black Crowes. On Sunday, some locals saw him perform with another side project, Robert Randolph’s The Word. As one of the top guitarists out there, he also boasts a host of solo work and collaborations with a who’s who of roots musicians, not to mention his own model of Gibson. Brother Cody is no slouch on the drums.
Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes (Blue Nile, 11:59p.m.)
The band sets themselves apart with their Klezmer, funk-rock “gypsy” sound, and they are leaving their regular uptown haunts for the rare Frenchmen gig tonight. The sketchsters bring the groove by mixing electric cello with horns.
Snarky Puppy (Republic 10p.m.)
The jazz ensemble got praise for their in-studio DVD “groundUP,” and they’ve performed at the London Jazz Festival, New Morning in Paris, and many others. Variations in the group’s size can be measured by the dozen. Puppy is a jazz nerd’s dream.
The Soul Rebels (Le Bon Temps, 7p.m.)
Coming up out of the 6th Ward, the Soul Rebels expanded the boundaries of modern-day brass band music's mix of funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop. Nowadays, they're one of the vanguards of the genre, and are always willing to funk up one of your favorite songs with a cover. Every Thursday, they play at Le Bon Temps Roule on Magazine St., which provides a platform to try out new material.
Dash Rip Rock (Circle Bar, 9:30p.m.)
They now have a shrine in the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and the recording never stopped, but Dash Rip Rock has always been best experienced on stage. Tonight, the trio takes the stage at the Circle for some barn-burners and yarn turners. Just how you like it, stoners and loners.
Ogden After Hours (Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.)
This week, the Ogden Museum’s evening music series features Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers, one of Aurora Nealand’s many projects. Plus, an activity table to occupy kids and Miss Linda’s (the Yakamein Lady) Soul Food to cater to your dinnertime cravings. Admission $12.50
Morning 40 Federation (Siberia, 9p.m.)
The downtown denizens of rock keep threatening to break up, but they always manage to come back together again. Tonight, drunk rockers Mike Anderson, Josh Cohen, Steve Calandra, Space Rickshaw, Ryan Scully, and Bailey Smith return for more of the jazz-funk-rock combination that's wowed audiences even after they actually “broke up” six years ago.