The Bayou Rendezvous has become a staple of the festivities in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. Entering its 16th year, the event taps some of the biggest musicians on hand in the Crescent City for a fundraiser for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic, an organization that offers medical care for New Orleans’ many musicians and performers. This year, Bayou Rendezvous’ insane lineup of artists took over the Howlin’ Wolf from 9 am until past sunrise, with sit-ins and supergroups abounding.
Between the Howlin’ Wolf main stage and den stage, the pseudo-music festival saw performances by Dr. Klaw (Eric Krasno, Adam Deitch, Nigel Hall, Nick Daniels III, and Ian Neville) featuring The Shady Horns (Eric “Benny Bloom and Ryan Zoidis), The New Orleans All-Stars (George Porter Jr., Stanton Moore, Ivan Neville, Johnny Vidacovich, and special guests), The New Orleans Suspects (with John Gros, the Bonerama Horns, and other special guests), Roovevelt Collier’s Nolarado Get Down (featuring Dave Watts, Garrett Sayers, and Joey Porter), Polyrhythmics, Butcher Brown, Southern Avenue, Space and Harmony, and more.
With artists-at-large Eric McFadden and Kofi Burbridge on hand to lend their talents to the many musical acts tapped for the event, the evening wore into the morning, which was signaled by the beloved “Sunrise Breakfast Jam”, where the event rewarded fans who made it to the morning with breakfast burritos.
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