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This Is What It Means To Be A NOLA Crawfish Festival VIP

The second annual NOLA Crawfish Festival is fast approaching, bringing the absolute best music, food, and beer New Orleans has to offer to Central City BBQ for three funk-filled days in between Jazz Fest weekends, May 1-3. Featuring legendary musicians and local favorites including George Porter Jr., John Medeski, Eric Krasno, Luther Dickinson, Jon Cleary, Ivan Neville, Nigel Hall, John “Papa” Gros, and so many more in unique supergroup formations, plus world-famous crawfish from the NOLA Crawfish King and specialty beer from NOLA Brewing Company, NOLA Crawfish Fest promises a true New Orleans experience from top to bottom.

While a general admission ticket (earlybird prices go up Fri 3/24) will grant you access to 7 hours of music per day, plus 2 lbs. of crawfish and one beer, a VIP ticket is the best way to enjoy the full 360° experience!

Single Day VIP:

Eat Up – This ticket comes with FIVE lbs. of hot boiled crawfish with all the fixins. If you’ve ever eaten Shaggy’s crawfish, you know you can’t get enough!
Drink Up – This is NOLA. Get your three specialty brews included. Doctor’s orders.
Privacy Please – Hang out in your own Private VIP Outdoor Space with its own bar. You may even get to schmooze with some of your favorite artists!
Skip the Lines – A VIP ticket permits access to a separate No-Wait VIP Entrance.
Avoid the Crowd – You will have access to a special VIP Viewing Area (at one stage).
More Food, Why Not – You’ll get a BBQ Platter from critically acclaimed Central City BBQ. Yum.
Commemorate the Event – You will go home with a beautiful Limited Edition Poster to remember the day forever!

Three-Day VIP:

Roll Like A Rockstar
– You will have access to a Private Concierge at all times to meet all of your immediate needs.
Hang With Your Idols – There will be an Artist Meet & Greet each day, allowing you to hang out with your favorite artists in an intimate setting.
More Music – You will receive one free ticket to all three NOLA Crawfish Fest After Parties.
More Boils – You will receive one free ticket to all other NOLA Crawfish King crawfish boils.
Commemorate the Event – You will go home with a SIGNED Limited Edition Poster.
Plus all of the above:
-FIVE lbs. of crawfish per day
-FOUR specialty brews per day
-Private Outdoor VIP Space
-Private VIP Viewing Area
-No-Wait VIP Entrance
-One BBQ Platter per day

SUPER VIP (3-day only):

Drink Up – A Super VIP pass includes open bar for all three days of the event. Drink up, you deserve it!
All Access Pass – You will be permitted backstage access throughout the event. You may never get the opportunity to interact with some of your favorite artists in such an intimate setting again!
Plus all of the above:
-FIVE lbs. of crawfish per day
-FOUR specialty brews per day
-Private Outdoor VIP Space
-Private VIP Viewing Area
-No-Wait VIP Entrance
-One BBQ Platter per day
-Private Concierge
-Daily Artist Meet & Greets
-Signed Limited Edition Poster
-1 Ticket to all NCF After Parties
-1 Ticket to all NOLA Crawfish King Crawfish Boils

Earlybird ticket sales go up on Friday, 3/24 at noon. Get tickets and more info here.

A portion of all ticket proceeds will go to The CAN’d Aid Foundation‘s “Send Me A Friend program, which was launched in partnership with Anders Osborne to provide newly-sober musicians and music industry professionals a support network to enable them to get back to work.