Whatever you have planned for this weekend, change your plans.  Unless of course you were already headed out to Armstrong Park for the combined forces of Treme Creole Gumbo Fest and Congo Square Rhythms Festival.  These two great events have come together in what is an absolutely insane two days of food and music.  There will be two full food courts and two separate art markets as well as two absolutely jam packed stages. Usually, I just post recommendations for things like this but the schedule is too great not to post in its entirety (I’ll put stars next to the especially good stuff).  Don’t miss Cole William and the Soul Rebels on Saturday and on Sunday the Pinettes and the Mardi Gras Indian Battle can’t be beat.

Saturday, Nov. 16Saturday, Nov. 16
11a-12:15p Red Hot Brass Band10:45a-11:45a Drum Circle *
12:30-1:45p Cole Williams Band  *11:45a-12:30p Harbinger Project
2-3p James Andrews & the Crescent City All-Stars12:45-1:45p Glenn Hall & Backatown *
3:15-4:15p Big 6 Brass Band2-3:15p Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet
4:30-5:30p Charmaine Neville Band *3:30-4:45p Big Sam’s Funky Nation
5:45-7p Tonya Boyd-Cannon *5-6:15p Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers *
6:30-7:30p Soul Rebels *
Sunday, Nov. 17Sunday, Nov. 17
11a-12:15p LPO Brass Band *11a-12p Drum Circle *
12:30-2p Free Agents Brass Band12-2:20p African dance
2:15-3:30p Treme Brass Band12-12:10p Tekrema
3:45-4:45p Hot 8 Brass Band *12:15-12:30p N’Kafu & Culu *
5-6p Pinettes Brass Band *12:35-12:50p Kumbuka African Dance & Drum Collective
6:15-7:30p Rebirth Brass Band12:55-1:10p N’Fungola Sibo
1:15-1:30p Chakra Dance Theatre
1:35-1:55p Seguenon Kone
2-2:20p Garifuna
2:30-3:30p Bamboula 2000 *
3:45-4:30p Mardi Gras Indian Battle *
4:45-615p Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & the Wild Magnolias *


Also Going on This Week

Tonight, Andrew Duhon is at One Eyed Jacks with Kristin Diable while Cody Johnson plays The Fillmore.  Tonight you can also catch Little Freddie King at BJ’s and Kermit Ruffins and The BBQ Swingers at Blue Nile while the Breton Sound play the Hi Ho.  Tomorrow, Pennywise is at the House of Blues with Authority Zero and The Bronx while Mersiv is at Republic.  Saturday you can also catch the Ike Stubblefield Organ Trio for two shows at Snug Harbor.  Sunday, The Coathangers are at Santos Bar and Brockhampton is at The Fillmore while The Hummingbirds play the AllWays Lounge.  Monday, George Porter Jr Trio with Terrence Houston and Mike Lemmler are at the Maple Leaf and Gary Washington rolls into the SideBar with Nick Benoit and Rose Cangelosi.  Tuesday, Girlpool play Gasa Gasa.  Also Tuesday Dinosaurchestra is the early show at d.b.a. and the Treme Brass Band is the late show.  Wednesday, Meschiya Lake and Tom McDermott are together at Chickie Wah Wah while The Iguanas play The Circle Bar.  Thursday, Little Freddie King is at d.b.a. and Johnny Vidacovich Trio with Joe Ashlar and Jason Mingledorf are at the Maple Leaf.


To Listen This Week