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Announcing the 14th Annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Announcing the 14th Annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

2019 CRESCENT CITY BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL: OCT. 18-20

Houma guitar hero Tab Benoit, the legacy-continuing Allman-Betts Band, R&B “swing” singer Tucka, slide guitar maestro Sonny Landreth, soul belter Erica Falls, harmonica ace Johnny Sansone, guitar shredder Jonathon Boogie Long, gospel legends the Zion Harmonizers and New Orleans blues favorite Little Freddie King are just a few of the great artists who will perform at the 14th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Oct. 18-20 in Lafayette Square Park. Admission is free.

The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival is an award-winning event, with two stages of music, a dozen of the best barbecue vendors in the region and a huge arts market. The 14th edition of this community celebration of Southern soul is bound to be one for the record books.

2019 CRESCENT CITY BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL MUSIC SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, OCT. 18
5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.      Luther Kent & Trick Bag
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.          Tab Benoit

SATURDAY, OCT. 19
ST. CHARLES AVENUE STAGE:
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.             Brother Tyrone & the Mind Benders
2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.      Jonathon Boogie Long
4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.      Kenny Neal
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.          Allman-Betts Band                                        

CAMP STREET STAGE
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.           Gregg Martinez & the Delta Kings
1 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.          Lynn Drury
3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.      Erica Falls                                           
5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.          Johnny Sansone

SUNDAY, OCT. 20
ST. CHARLES AVENUE STAGE:
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.            Lulu & the Broadsides
2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.    Guitar Lightning Lee
4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.    Sonny Landreth                                      
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.         Tucka
                                              
CAMP STREET STAGE
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.         Zion Harmonizers
1 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.        Keith Stone & Red Gravy
3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.    Mason Ruffner
5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.        Little Freddie King

ARTS MARKET
As always, we will host a huge arts market, with 22 of our best local and regional makers of hand-crafted artworks and home furnishings. We have carefully curated our group of arts market vendors to showcase the finest quality. 

FOOD VENDORS
Once again, we're going overboard with a huge spread of great barbecue, representing several regional styles - with a fresh emphasis on Louisiana, since New Orleans has seen a surge in barbecue restaurants (ahem) in the time since we started this festival! And yes, it's a barbecue festival - but we will have some options for vegetarians, vegans and those who eat gluten-free. 

VIP EXPERIENCE PASSES
To help recoup some of our costs, we put on sale a very limited number of special VIP Experience backstage passes. These provide access to special viewing and seating areas at both stages, two complimentary bars and a deluxe indoor hospitality suite with a balcony view of Lafayette Square, air conditioning, catering and real bathrooms. The VIP Experience passes cost $250 each (plus a service charge of $13.49), and are good for the entire weekend. We do not sell single-day passes. The passes are not transferrable (from one person to another) and all sales are final (no refunds). 

ON THE RADIO - LIVE VIA WWOZ
Our beloved community radio station WWOZ New Orleans 90.7 FM will broadcast most of the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival live from Lafayette Square – over the air and in streaming video at http://www.wwoz.org

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CDs, T-SHIRTS AND AUTOGRAPHS
As always, the Louisiana Music Factory will host our merchandise operation. Most of our performers will visit the tent to sign autographs immediately after their performances. We’ll have an official Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival t-shirt available for sale as well.

Brought to You By
The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival is a presentation of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Our broadcast partner is WWOZ New Orleans 90.7 FM.

We gratefully acknowledge these festival co-sponsors:

Cathead Vodka
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana Lottery
ArtWorks – The National Endowment for the Arts
BikeEasy
Freeport McMoRan Foundation
New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp.
Louisiana Division of the Arts
Arts Council of New Orleans
Acadian Ambulance Service
WWOZ

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is 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. For more about the Foundation and what we do, visit us online at http://www.jazzandheritage.org

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The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.