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Weekend One of Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest is Here! 🎶

The 7th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest is here! Weekend one of our series begins this Friday, April 27th at Republic NOLA. As always, the series features a diverse collection of special performances from musicians inside and out of the New Orleans cultural sphere who all embrace the spirit and essence of the city. The series has preserved its tradition of unique lineup pairings, combining older and younger musicians, as well as national acts with local legends.

Below is your weekend one guide!

Republic NOLA:

Voodoo Dead’s performances, which up until last year were exclusively in New Orleans, have been among the most sought-after late-nights during Jazz Fest each year. The band’s shows are  an amalgamation of Grateful Dead music and New Orleans music and everything in between. The band ventured out of New Orleans for the first time last Winter with a sold out run of shows in New York, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia. They will be performing TWO nights this first weekend.

Friday, 4/27:

Voodoo Dead with Steve Kimock, Jeff Chimenti, Jackie Greene, George Porter Jr., JM Kimock, and Wally Ingram + Guest Sit-In by Brandon “Taz” Niederauer

Saturday, 4/28:

2nd Night of Voodoo Dead SAME LINEUP + Guest Sit-In by Papa Mali

Both nights Voodoo Dead will perform TWO long sets plus an encore going until 2 AM!!

Tickets to both shows:

The Howlin Wolf New Orleans:

Saturday, 4/28:

Anders Osborne featuring Ivan Neville of Dumpstaphunk and special guest sit-ins by Samantha Fish and Eddie Roberts of New Mastersounds PLUS Rebirth Brass Band (10 – 11 PM)


Sunday, 4/29:

Zigaboo Modeliste and George Porter Jr., original members of The Meters debuted Foundation of Funk in 2015 carrying on the traditions of funk and jam and paying homage to The Meters catalog in a unique collaborative form.

Talented musicians have rotated in this funky lineup since its inception but this Sunday you will see Anders Osborne, Jojo Hermann of Widespread Panic and special guests join Foundation of Funk with guest sit-in by the boy wonder Brandon “Taz” Niederauer and an opening set by New Breed Brass Band.

Foundation of Funk ft. Zigaboo Modeliste and George Porter Jr. with Anders Osborne & JoJo Hermann of Widespread Panic and a sit-in by Brandon “Taz” Niederauer PLUS special guests Bonerama Horns and opening act New Breed Brass Band