8th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest Announces Late Night Performances by Voodoo Dead and Marcus King Band

NEW ORLEANS, LA (Dec. 11, 2018) CEG Presents and Nolafunk are excited to present two nights of Voodoo Dead and two nights of the Marcus King Band as part of the 8th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest. The series takes place during the evenings and weekends of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, from April 25 – May 5, 2019. 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.

Performing during Jazz Fest for the fifth year in a row is Voodoo Dead, featuring Steve Kimock (RatDog), George Porter, Jr. (The Meters), Jeff Chimenti (Dead and Co.), Al Schnier (moe.), and JM Kimock (Mike Gordon), with special guests to be announced. Voodoo Dead shows are an amalgamation of Grateful Dead music, New Orleans music, and everything in between. Its performances continue to be among the most sought-after late-nights of Jazz Fest each year. Voodoo Dead will perform at Republic NOLA on May 4 and 5, the final nights of the festival.

The fast-rising Marcus King Band is on a mission to create a fresh musical experience that ties together rock, blues, and soul into a distinctly Southern lineage. The now 22-year old King has been trading licks for years with famous fans and mentors Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks whenever their paths have crossed, and has been deemed “One of music’s next great guitarists” (Washington Post). The Marcus King Band will be making its highly anticipated debut during Jazz Fest this year, performing a late-night show Republic NOLA on Friday May 3 (technically 5/4 at 1:30am) with Special Guests TBA, and at Howlin’ Wolf on Saturday May 4 with support from the New Orleans-based collective Naughty Professor.

As previously announced, the Nolafunk series also includes Freedia Fest, headlined by New Orleans’ treasure and champion of Bounce music, Big Freedia. This is will be the fourth year in a row that Big Freedia has performed at Republic NOLA during the second weekend of Jazz Fest. The first three years were all Sold Out! This year should be no different. Freedia Fest also features performances by Boyfriend and Khris Royal & Dark Matter, with all acts backed up by Dark Matter.

Under the Nolafunk moniker, Manhattan-based CEG honors the musical heroes and spirit of New Orleans in many cities year ‘round, producing concerts with many of the Big Easy’s finest musicians, such as Rebirth Brass Band, Samantha Fish, Anders Osborne, Marc Broussard, Tab Benoit and many more. In addition, CEG amasses all-star Nola-centric lineups for both the annual Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball and the annual Nolafunk Summer Jazz Fest. CEG & Nolafunk have been producing shows in New Orleans since 2007.

Fans can sign up for the Nolafunk email list at www.nolafunk.com/nola for exclusive information and access to other pre-sales.

8th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest Complete Line-Up To Date

FREEDIA FEST
Big Freedia
Boyfriend
Khris Royal & Dark Matter
*All acts by Dark Matter
Republic NOLA
Friday May 3, 2019
8:00pm Doors 9:00pm Show
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/FreediaFest

JUST ANNOUNCED!
The Marcus King Band
Plus Special Guests TBA
Republic NOLA
Friday May 3, 2019
Late-Night 1:30am (Technically early AM 5/4)
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/MKB_Late_5-3-19

The Marcus King Band
with Naughty Professor
Howlin’ Wolf
Saturday May 4, 2019
9pm Doors 10pm Show
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/MKB_5-4-2019

Voodoo Dead
featuring Steve Kimock, George Porter Jr., Jeff Chimenti, Al Schnier, and JM Kimock plus special guests
Republic NOLA
Saturday May 4, 2019
9pm Doors 10pm Show
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/VoodooDead_5-4-19

Voodoo Dead
featuring Steve Kimock, George Porter Jr., Jeff Chimenti, Al Schnier, and JM Kimock plus special guests
Republic NOLA
Sunday May 5, 2019
9pm Doors 10pm Show
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/VoodooDead_5-5-19

More shows to be announced soon. Show announcements, series information, and tickets can be found at www.nolafunk.com/nola. Sign up for the Nolafunk email list on the website to
receive updates on special guest additions, exclusive pre-sale access and discounts.

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