On May 1-3, during the days between Jazz Fest weekends, the second annual NOLA Crawfish Festival will return to an exciting new home of Central City BBQ. Presented by NOLA Crawfish King and Live for Live Music, the three day event will bring together some of New Orleans’ best musicians, food, and music for a true New Orleans experience from top to bottom. With beer and crawfish included in every ticket purchase, an Ultimate Crawfish Cook-Off judged by a celebrity panel, and unique supergroups featuring talent from George Porter Jr., John Medeski, Eric Krasno, Luther Dickinson, Jon Cleary, Ivan Neville, and so many more, NOLA Crawfish Festival is an experience unlike any other.
The full daily schedules have been released and can be seen below. Single day, three day, and VIP tickets are still available and can be purchased here.
The festival will run from 3 PM to 10 PM each day. Attendees can enjoy over 5,000 pounds of hot boiled crawfish prepared on-site by Chris “Shaggy” Davis and his NOLA Crawfish King staff, ice-cold beer from NOLA Brewing Company, and critically acclaimed barbecue from Central City BBQ. Guests can anticipate various super jams, exciting collaborations and surprise sit-ins, all in true New Orleans fashion. The three-day event will conclude with the Ultimate Crawfish Cook-Off, where twenty teams will compete for the best crawfish boil determined by a panel of NOLA celebrity judges.
General admission includes one beer and a guaranteed minimum of two pounds of crawfish, complete with all the fixings. BBQ dishes will also be available for purchase. Single day passes will be available, but a three-day pass is the best way to enjoy the full hometown experience. VIP passes as well as a limited amount of Super VIP passes will also be available, allowing full 360° access to a festival experience that you will never forget.
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.
More information and tickets are available here. This event is rain or shine.