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Ashlee Nicole Spills Your Mini Event Guide to Jazz Fest ’15 + Weekend Events

by Ashlee Nicole

It’s that time of year again where we dance all weekend, eat and drink heavily, and explore the lovely culture that NOLA has to offer. Wait, we do that every weekend. But THIS weekend is extra special — it’s Jazz Fest time! One of the best times of year is finally here! Here is your guide to a fun, music-filled Jazz Fest weekend: highlighted performances you should check out + weekend events. Print it, forward it to a friend, post it online; Let it be known that Ashlee Nicole Spills your ‘go-to’ guide to the hottest, coolest, and most current haps.

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (Week 1)
April 24 – 26, 2015
Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24

11:10 – 11:50PM | Congo Square Stage
Favor/Cory “Caesar” Ricks

12:10 – 1PM | Congo Square Stage
N. O. Hip Hop Experience – DJ Jubilee ft. Partners N Crime, Keedy Black, DJ Mike Swift, Jimi Clever, T-Ray the Violinist

1:20 – 2:15PM | Congo Square Stage
The Brass-A-Holics

3:20 – 4:40PM | Gentilly Stage
Hozier

5:20 – 6:55PM | Acura Stage
Keith Urban

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

11:20 – 12:05PM | Acura Stage
TBC Brass Band

11:20 – 12:10pm | Gentilly Stage
Tank and The Bangas

2:05 – 3:05pm | Congo Square Stage
Luke James

3:35 – 4:50PM | Congo Square Stage
Juvenile & Mannie Fresh Together

3:50 – 4:50PM | Gospel Tent
John P. Kee & New Life

5:30 – 7PM | Congo Square Stage
John Legend

SUNDAY, APRIL 26

11:20 – 12:05PM | Congo Square Stage
Kevin Stylez

12:20 – 1:15PM | Gentilly Stage
Jon Cleary & the Absolute Gentlemen

3:30 – 4:45PM | Congo Square Tent
Rebirth Brass Band

3:45 – 4:45PM | Gospel Tent
Shirley Caesar

5:15 – 7PM | Gentilly Stage
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

5:30 – 7PM | Congo Square Stage
Pitbull

5:35 – 6:45PM | Jazz & Heritage Stage
Hot 8 Brass Band

Weekend Events:

THURSDAY, APRIL 23

Jazz in the Park ft. Soul Rebels + Kermit Ruffins | Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St. | 4 – 8PM | FREE

Mykia Jovan | Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St. | 8PM | Purchase Tickets

The Nayo Jones Experience | Carousel Bar (Hotel Monteleone), 214 Royal St. | 8:30 – 12:30AM | No Cover

Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen | Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal St. | 9PM | Purchase Tickets

DJ Raj Smoove | Masquerade @ Harrahs, 8 Canal St. | 11:59PM

Laced Up – 80s & 90s Hip-Hop & Sneaker Heads Party | Afterburn, 1511 S. Rendon St. | 11PM | $5

The Soul Rebels | Le Bon Temps Roule, 4801 Magazine St. | 11:30PM | Cover @ Door

FRIDAY, APRIL 24

Robin Barnes & Her Jazz Band | Carousel Bar (Hotel Monteleone), 214 Royal St. | 5PM | No Cover

Original Pinettes Brass Band | Bullet’s Sports Bar, 2441 A.P. Tureaud Ave. | 8PM | $5

Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen | House of Blues, 225 Decatur St. | 9PM | Purchase Tickets

Mia Borders and STOOGES Brass Band | Blue Nile Balcony Room, 532 Frenchmen St. | 10PM | Purchase Tickets

Katey Red + More | Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave. | 10PM | $8

Brass-A-Holics | Maison, 508 Frenchmen St. | 10:30PM

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

Vockah Redu + DJ Rusty Lazer | Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave. | 7PM | Purchase Tickets

ShamarrFest w/ Shamarr Allen + Hot 8 + Free Agents | Shamrock, 4133 S. Carrolton Ave. | 8PM | $10

Hot 8 Brass Band | Howlin’ Wolf Den, 907 S. Peters St. | 10PM | Purchase Tickets

The Soul Rebels | Blue Nile, 532 Frenchmen St. | 10PM | Purchase Tickets

Brass-A-Holics | Blue Nile Balcony Room, 532 Frenchmen St. | 10PM | Purchase Tickets

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue’s Treme Threauxdown | Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St. | 9:30PM | Purchase Tickets

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

House of Blues Gospel Brunch | House of Blues, 225 Decatur St. | 10AM | Purchase Tickets

Hot 8 Brass Band | Howlin’ Wolf Den, 907 S. Peters St. | 10PM | Purchase Tickets

Rebirth Brass Band | d.b.a., 618 Frenchmen St. | 10PM | $20

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