NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Daze Between New Orleans has announced its return in 2023 with two very special nights headlined by Goose. Presented by Live For Live Music, GMP Live, Purple Hat Productions, Dayglo Presents and Rose Tours, the second annual event will once again take place at New Orleans, LA’s historic Faubourg Brewery during the “Daze Between” New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival weekends Tuesday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 3, 2023. Single-day and two-day passes, as well as a variety of VIP options, go on sale Friday, Dec. 16, at 12 p.m. CT, exclusively via dazebetweennola.com.
Goose will be joined at Daze Between New Orleans by a wide-ranging lineup of eclectic artists from the Big Easy and beyond, spanning jazz, funk, jam, folk, rock, and more. The festival will also feature GRAMMY® Award-nominated New Orleans outfit Tank and the Bangas, brother- and sister-led soul-pop ensemble Lawrence, Chicago-based keyboardist and singer-songwriter Neal Francis, and a performance by The Revivalists’ co-founder David Shaw and his solo project. Other artists set to perform include legendary The Meters bassist George Porter Jr. and his Runnin’ Pardners, fast-rising New Haven, CT jam quartet Eggy, soulful NYC group Melt, and a mix of fan-favorite local acts like Honey Island Swamp Band, J & The Causeways and The Quickening.
For the first time, Daze Between New Orleans 2023 will also partner with the venerable Relix Magazine to present daily musical conversations with event performers, local artists, and other influential figures in the music world. In addition, the event will feature a specially curated Artist Village showcasing a variety of local artisans and vendors including live painting by renowned New Orleans artist Frenchy, along with all that the recently renovated Faubourg Brewery has to offer, from a top-notch beer selection to fantastic traditional Louisiana cuisine.
“Daze Between New Orleans is starting to become an annual tradition,” says Live for Live Music founder Kunj Shah. “It’s a remarkable event anchored by Jazz Fest, colored with incredible music and delicious food, in a beautiful venue. New Orleans is ingrained in the fabric of everything we do at Live For Live Music, and to be able to put on an event that gives back to this city that has given the world so much culture is an honor.”
“Since I started coming to Jazz Fest in 1999, the ‘Daze Between’ Jazz Fest weekends have always been some of my favorite days to be in New Orleans,” says Paul Levine of Purple Hat Productions. “Together with my partners L4LM and GMP Live we have been throwing special late-night shows on these days for many years. It’s our way of giving back to the city and culture that has inspired us all in our lives and careers. Working with Rex Foundation to help raise funds for multiple New Orleans charities is the culmination of these efforts and really the cherry on top.”
“We are so excited to return for another year of Daze Between New Orleans,” says Gideon Plotnicki of GMP Live. “This event holds a truly special place in our hearts, and we cannot wait to return for another year of excellent music, awesome craft beer, and delicious local food at the beautiful Faubourg Brewery campus.”
A portion of all proceeds from Daze Between New Orleans will benefit New Orleans-based nonprofit organizations via the Rex Foundation, a non-profit organization created in 1983 by the Grateful Dead family and friends. Funds will be raised through ticket sales and on-site initiatives, including an auction featuring coveted items and experiences from artists on the lineup, NOLA- and Grateful Dead-themed artwork, memorabilia, and more.
Named for the period between the two weekends of the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival when the Fair Grounds go quiet but the city stays alive with festive energy, Daze Between New Orleans will once again keep music-loving revelers dancing through the week. Last year’s inaugural event, headlined by two nights of The String Cheese Incident, featured a stellar bill that included Snarky Puppy, Lettuce and Eric Krasno & Friends, as well as local favorites Rebirth Brass Band, Nicholas Payton, The Iceman Special, Erica Falls, Honey Island Swamp Band and more. Daze Between New Orleans was further highlighted by a variety of surprise sit-ins from special guests like Billy Strings, who appeared with The String Cheese Incident on Night One. All told, the two-night event’s charitable efforts raised more than $20,000, which was distributed by the Rex Foundation to vetted New Orleans organizations supporting education and the arts. An official recap video of Daze Between New Orleans is streaming now HERE.
TUESDAY, MAY 2
Tank And The Bangas
J & The Causeways
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3
George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners
Honey Island Swamp Band