Nolafunk Announces New Additions to its 6th Annual Series During Jazz Fest

Today at noon, Nolafunk announced three new additions to its annual concert series held in New Orleans throughout the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Taking place in 2017 from April 28th – May 7th at the Fair Grounds Race Course in historic Mid-City, Jazz Fest has been held each Spring since 1970 to celebrate the indigenous music and culture of New Orleans & Louisiana. Pollstar Magazine has crowned Jazz Fest “Festival of the Year” four different times, with last year’s superstar lineup boasting legends like Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Jazz Fest attracts over 400,000 music enthusiasts to New Orleans each year, with an estimated 425,000 people in attendace at 2016’s festival and a record 650,000 people in 2001 for the celebration of Louis Armstrong’s centennial. While the main attraction at the Fair Grounds Race Course lays the foundation of the multi-weekend celebration of culture & music, Jazz Fest is arguably best known for the various shows and events that happen at unaffiliated venues throughout the city during the two week span.

Jazz Fest New Orleans CEG

For its 6th year, Nolafunk – a CEG-operated promoter that honors the spirit of New Orleans in New York City year round – has organized a series of concerts at different venues in New Orleans throughout Jazz Fest. With the main festival ending at 7 PM each day and over 400,000 people expected to attend this year, the demand for quality music each night needs to be met, and Nolafunk has devised a series of shows to help supply that demand.

Today’s wave of announcements includes Los Angeles blues-rock trio The Record Company, the return of Voodoo Dead (below) for two nights, and soul-singer Morgan James.  As always, the Nolafunk Series will feature a diverse collection of musicians from inside and out of the New Orleans cultural sphere, with special performances combining older and younger musicians, as well as national acts and local legends.

Voodoo Dead

The Record Company will join North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne present N.M.O. (North Mississippi Osborne), a band formed in 2015 that blends the Dickinson Brothers’ blues-infused rock and roll with Anders Osborne’s unique brand of New Orleans soul. For its third year in a row, Voodoo Dead, which features Steve Kimock (The Other Ones), Jackie Greene (Phil & Friends, The Black Crowes), George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Jeff Chimenti (of Dead & Co.), and JM Kimock (Mike Gordon Band), will return for the second weekend of Jazz Fest to perform two nights at Republic NOLA.  Morgan James, referred to by the New York Times as “a phenomenal talent whose feel for classic soul is bone deep,” will perform at Le Petit Theatre on Sunday, April 30th.

As previously announced, the series will also feature the return of Dead Feat for two nights, a band that performs the music of the Grateful Dead, Little Feat, Anders Osborne, and other unique covers, comprised of Anders Osborne (below), Jackie Greene, Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat, and Brady Blade. Midnight North featuring Grahame Lesh will open one night, and new Leftover Salmon side-project Sockeye will open the other night.

Anders Osborne

Other confirmed shows include the Jazz Fest late-night debut of Vermont stalwarts Twiddle (special guest sit-ins to be announced), plus an intimate evening with moe. on April 27th at the Le Petit Theatre. moe. is also performing at The Civic on April 28th and 29th, and the only way to gain access into the Le Petit Theatre is to purchase a ticket for each night.

Fans can sign up for the Nolafunk email list at www.nolafunk.com/nola for exclusive access to purchase pre-sale tickets, which are on sale now. Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday, December 16th at 12pm EST / 11am CST. Tickets are available through Ticketweb.com, Nolafunk.com/nola, and (866) 777-8932.

New Orleans Jazz Fest

6th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest Initial Lineup
All Pre-Sales Start Tuesday December 13 at 12pm EST / 11am CST.
General Public Sales Begin Friday December 16, at 12pm EST / 11am CST.

An Intimate Evening with
moe.
Le Petit Theatre
Thursday, April 27th, 2017
8pm Doors 9pm Show
$90 Tickets (Price includes tickets to moe.’s April 28 & 29 performances at The Civic. Must purchase tickets for all three for access to the Le Petit Theatre on April 27)
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2gg0pKJ

Just Announced!
North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne present N.M.O., The Record Company
Republic NOLA
Friday, April 28th, 2017
8pm Doors 9pm Show
$48.50 Tickets
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2h1JIXK

Dead Feat
Anders Osborne, Jackie Greene, Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat, Brady Blade & more
w/ special guests Midnight North feat. Grahame Lesh
Republic NOLA
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
$49.50 Tickets
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2h1V79O

Twiddle w/ special guests TBA
Republic NOLA
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
1:30am Show (technically early morning 4/30)
$25 Tickets
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2ghbjom

Dead Feat
Anders Osborne, Jackie Greene, Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat, Brady Blade & more
w/ Sockeye ft Leftover Salmon members Alwyn Robinson, Greg Garrison, Erik Deutsch, and feat. Vince Herman
Republic NOLA
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
8pm Doors 9pm Show
$49.50 Tickets
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2hkRI6T

Just Announced!
Morgan James w/ special guests
Le Petit Theatre
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
8pm Doors 9pm Show
$25 Tickets
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2htm2d1

Just Announced!
Voodoo Dead featuring Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, George Porter Jr., Jeff Chimenti (of Dead & Co.), and JM Kimock, plus special guests
Friday, May 6, 2017 (Technically May 7 at 1:30am)
1:30am Doors 2am Show
$49.50 Tickets
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2hiv6Db

Just Announced!
Voodoo Dead featuring Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, George Porter Jr., Jeff Chimenti (of Dead & Co.), and JM Kimock, plus special guests
Saturday, May 7, 2017
8pm Doors 9pm Show
$49.50 Tickets
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2htihEs