This Saturday, experience some good old-fashioned festin' with three different events around town. Ameripolitan Fest in the Marigny celebrates Southern sounds, while HOB hosts a one day celebration of beer and music. Need your Carnival fix? Roll during Mid-Summer Mardi Gras. On the music front, Gasa Gasa hosts Mighty Brother's homecoming show. Happy birthday to Ivan Neville, celebrating his 58th birthday today. Back in 1999, the Dumpstaphunk leader was briefly a member of alt-rock band the Spin Doctors. Now, more to do today.
Ameripolitan Festival (Siberia, 3PM)
The inaugural NOLA Ameripolitan Fest will toast Southern sounds, with Texan and Louisianan bands performing everything from western swing and honky tonk to rockabilly and outlaw country. The lineup taking the stage at Siberia features Sophia Johnson, Ron Hotstream & the Mid City Drifters, Julie Nolen, Dusty Rust, Cheryl Deseree, Adam Lopez, Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, Darci Carlson, Johnny Dilks, and Cash O'Riley.
Mid-Summer Mardi Gras (More Fun Comics, 5:30PM)
In their annual refusal to let frivolous calendars prevent the spread of Mardi Gras cheer, the Krewe of Oak is spearheading a commemoration open to one and all of the halfway point between annual carnivals. The event themed “Dirty One XXXI – Coming In Hot” will also have the Krewe of Chewbacchus subkrewes roll. Led by Parade King Doug Trager and Queen Stacy Morigeau, the revelers will make their way from Maple Leaf to Palmer Park via South Carollton Ave, complete with the requisite floats, dance troupes, and costumed fabulousness.
Brewsiana (House of Blues, 7PM)
It's the holiest of unions at the HOB tonight, as the best Louisiana beers and bands come together at Brewsiana Festival. 10 bucks will get you access to see Where Y'acht, Dash Rip Rock, Sexy Dex and the Fresh, Jonathon Boogie Long, Lake Landry, and DJ Otto while sipping on a selection of 16 local brews. New this year is the Foundation Room Access & Exclusive Brewery Tasting, which runs $45 a pop and gets you in an hour early and will allow you the chance to drink from six breweries whose beers are not currently available for retail.
Mighty Brother (Gasa Gasa, 7PM)
Jake Ryan and Nick Huster lead New Orleans-based indie rock outfit Mighty Brother, which also include Jonah Devine Tarver, Kirk Duplantis, and Quinn Sternberg. Tonight, the group celebrates the end of a six-week tour across America with a homecoming show at Gasa Gasa. The boys at Mighty Brother called upon some of their friends to join them, including Little Maker's Micah McKee, Deltaphonic, and Ship of Fools.