Despite the pouring rain, Jazz Fest is living up to its musical reputation and is off to a great start.
Hozier drew a huge crowd with his “Take Me to Church” and Keith Urban played in the face of lightning shutting things down an hour early. Wilco’s closing performance had fans in high spirits, and Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga put on a killer act for the crowd. Although Saturday’s inclement weather picked up, Sunday was much more accommodating for the festival goers.
Weekend 1 is over and done, but the music is far from. How many shows can you cross off your list before Weekend 2? From the super jam crawfish boils at Nola Brewery to Slipknot at Champions Square, there’s a colorful selection of shows to choose from. Were you one of the lucky few to score a ticket to Bob Dylan on Wednesday? Let us know who you’re most looking forward to seeing in the comments below.
Stay tuned for Weekend 2’s list of after shows!
Monday April 27
- BIRNout Crawfish Boil w/ Billy Iuso & Restless Natives – Sandpiper Lounge – 3 PM
- DRKWAV (Adam Deitch, John Medeski, Skerik) – Maison – 10 PM
Tuesday April 28
- Luther Dickinson, Johnny Vidacovich & friends – Maple Leaf – 8 PM
- Eric Krasno, Oteil Burbridge, Robert Walter, John Staten & Joe Cohen + Polyrhythmics – Blue Nile – 9 PM
- Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder w/ members of Snarky Puppy & Lettuce + The Nth Power + Magic Beans – Howlin’ Wolf – 9 PM
- Dragon Smoke: Eric Lindell, Robert Mercurio, Ivan Neville & Stanton Moore – One Eyed Jack’s – 9 PM
- The Whip ft. Ronkat Spearman, Robert Walter, Brian J, Pete Shand, Corey Henry, Carly Meyers – Blue Nile – 2 AM
- Threadhead Party ft. Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, George Porter Jr., Terrence Houston, Dirty Dozen Brass Band & More – The Old Ironworks – 11 AM
- Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators – House of Blues – 8 PM
Wednesday April 29
- NOLA Crawfish King Presents: Boil w/ George Porter Jr., Dave Malone, Terence Higgins & Billy Iuso + Sonic Bloom – NOLA Brewery
- Bob Dylan – Saenger Theater SOLD OUT
- Kung Fu presents The Royal Scam w/ Bernard Purdie, Natalie Cressman, Eric Benny Bloom – Joy Theater – 8 PM
- Glen David Andrews – The Little Gem Saloon – 8 PM, $10
- Johnny Vidacovich, Ivan Neville, June Yamagishi, George Porter Jr. – Maple Leaf – 8:30 PM
- **Megalomaniacs Ball 2015 – Steel Punk (HR of Bad Brains, Roosevelt Collier, Rocky George, Dave Rosser, Stanton Moore, Mike Dillon, Norwood Fisher, Eric McFadden & Rob Mercurio) + Marco Benevento/Stanton Moore Duo + Mike Dillon Band f/ Norwood Fisher + The Stanton Moore, Eddie Roberts, Mike Dillon – Howlin’ Wolf – 9 PM
- Walk the Moon & The Griswolds – House of Blues – 9 PM
- St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Tipitina’s – 9 PM
- Ivan Neville Piano Series – Blue Nile – 9:30 PM
- Walter “Wolfman” Washington & The Roadmasters – d.b.a. – 10 PM
- The Main Squeeze – Blue Nile – 11 PM