(New Orleans, LA) – The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival will return to New Orleans’ Lafayette Square Park this Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16. The Crescent City Blues & BBQ is free and open to the public.
This year’s event will feature sets from Taj Mahal, Tab Benoit, Tucka, Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, The Suffers, Little Freddie King and many more. Last year’s event saw the Funky Meters team up with Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint. Sadly, Toussaint passed away less than a month later, and the show ended up being his final performance in New Orleans.
In addition to the music, there will also be BBQ dishes from a variety of local vendors, including Blue Oak BBQ, The Joint, Vaucresson Sausage Company, Saucy’s, Bratz Y’all and Peck’s Seafood Restaurant. A full list of vendors and their menus can be found on the website.
2016 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Schedule:
Friday, October 14
5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. The Suffers
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tab Benoit
Saturday, October 15
St Charles Stage
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Colin Lake
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Nikki Hill
4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Taj Mahal
Camp Street Stage
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Jimmy “Duck” Holmes
1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Jontavious Willis
3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters
5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. Alvin Youngblood Hart & Muscle Theory
St. Charles Stage
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Smoky Greenwell
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Little Freddie King
4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Tyree Neal
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tucka
Camp Street Stage
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lil Poochie & Hezekiah Early
1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Benny Turner
3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Johnny Sansone
5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cedric Burnside Project
The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival is a presentation of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other funds, for year-round programs in the areas of education, economic development and cultural events.