Jazz Fest Weekend Two


The first weekend of Jazz Fest is in the books.  This has to have been one of the best weekends of weather in the history of the fest.  The crowds on Friday and Sunday were nice and light and even Saturday didn’t get too terribly slammed.  As for the music, Aurora Nealand was a revelation both as part of Calvin Johnson’s Sidney Bechet tribute on Friday and with her own Royal Roses on Saturday.  Alexis and The Samurai wowed a packed Lagniappe stage.  Vishtèn of Canada accented their performance with a fierce clogging component.  Big Freedia gave the fest her own version of Beyonce’s Coachella show and David Byrne put on what will long be regarded as one of the best shows in Jazz Fest history. 

Here are a few recommendations for the second weekend of fest.  Let’s hope we can carry over some of that first weekend weather. 



Alex McMurray and His Band                       11:15 a.m.          Gentilly

Gal Holiday                                                    12:20 p.m.          Gentilly

Jamil Sharif                                                     1:45 p.m.       Economy Hall

The Revelers                                                   3:00 p.m.        Fais Do-Do

Susan Cowsill                                                 3:05 p.m.         Lagniappe

Terrace Martin                                                4:15 p. m.         Jazz Tent

Archie Shepp Quartet                                     5:45 p.m.         Jazz Tent



Motel Radio                                                   11:20 a.m.          Acura

Young Hunters MG Indians                           12:30 p.m.     Heritage Stage

Glen David Andrews/Treme Choir                  2:50 p.m.       Gospel Tent

Don Vappie’s Tribute to King Oliver                4:20 p.m.      Economy Hall

Beck                                                                5:25 p.m.          Acura

Sheryl Crow                                                     5:45 p.m.        Gentilly



Stoop Kids                                                     11:20 a.m.       Gentilly

Boyfriend                                                       12:45 p.m.       Gentilly

The Bounce                                                     1:45 p.m.       Congo

Jupiter and Okwess                                        1:20 p.m.    Heritage Stage

Astral Project                                                  2:50 p.m.       Jazz Tent

Kristin Diable and the City                              4:25 p.m.       Lagniappe

Anita Baker                                                     5:30 p.m.          Congo



New Orleans Suspects                                   11:15 a.m.         Acura

Walter Woflman Washington                          12:35 p.m.        Congo

Lakou Mizik                                                     1:35 p.m.     Heritage Stage

The Zion Harmonizers                                     2:50 p.m.      Gospel Tent

Jack White                                                       3:35 p.m.         Acura

The Radiators @ 40                                         3:15 p.m.         Gentilly

Savion Glover                                                  5:40 p.m.        Jazz Tent


To Do This Week

Tonight check out the Fu*k 2017 show at One Eyed Jacks with Joey Porter, Shira Elias, Nate Werth and more.  You can also catch The Revivalists at the Saenger.  Tomorrow, Galactic rolls into the Joy, Honey Island Swamp Band is at Cafe Istanbul and the Worship My Organ collective takes up at the Maison.  Saturday, Ryan Adams does “Exile on Bourbon Street” a supergroup performance of the Stones’ “Exile on Main St.” at the Saenger.  Also Saturday, you can catch Big Freedia with Sweet Crude at Republic and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe is at the Joy.  Sunday, wrap up your festival weekend with Dumpstaphunk at Tips with Soul Sister or George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at the House of Blues.  Tuesday, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness is at the House of Blues. 


To Listen This Week


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