Award-winning photographer Michael Weintrob will once again bring together a community of like-minded musicians and art lovers during the 50th celebration of Jazz Fest. The INSTRUMENTHEAD Experience is set to span from Wednesday, May 1st through Sunday, May 5th at The Art Garage in New Orleans, LA.

The INSTRUMENTHEAD exhibit encompasses an expansive collection of Weintrob’s portraits shot since 2006, portraying diverse entertainers shown with their instruments obscuring their faces. Subjects include Bootsy Collins, Mickey Hart, Junior Brown, Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers, and Derek Trucks. In the INSTRUMENTHEAD book, Weintrob has captured uniquely intimate expressions of 369 artists and their instruments, without ever showing their faces.

Michael Weintrob’s INSTRUMENTHEAD Experience has unveiled their 2019 lineup, including performances by Kirk Joseph, Roger Lewis, Bill Summers, Will Bernard, Charlie Wooton, DJ Logic, Voodoo Visionary and many more. The event will also host a special Blue Rose Music Night with performances from The Cris Jacobs Band and Laura Reed on Friday, May 3rd.

The INSTRUMENTHEAD Experience will kick off on Wednesday night (May 1st) with a launch party featuring performances from an all-star cast of New Orleans musicians including Clint Maedgen, Roger Lewis, Kevin Harris, Kirk Joseph, Jamie McLean, Big Sam, Terence Higgins, Papa Mali, Bobby Vega and more!

Weintrob will also be joined by his good friend and beloved visual artist Keith “Scramble” Campbell. This year marks 23 years since the two artists first met, and six years since Weintrob’s last exhibit in the Frenchman district. This also marks Campbell’s first marquee exhibit during Jazz-Fest.

Weintrob explains, “I’ve always had the dream of pairing music with my photography. The cool thing about this exhibition is that art is being seen, heard, and made, in the same room. I’m really proud to have a place to showcase these artists amazing talents, and to be able to give them a place to create.”

The INSTRUMENTHEAD pop-up will once again be teaming up with the New Orleans Musicians Clinic & Assistance Foundation. The event is open to the public with a suggested donation at the door, 100% of which will directly benefit NOMAF.

See below for The INSTRUMENTHEAD Exhibit’s 2019 schedule.

Fans can head here to RSVP for the event.