New Orleans meals/music occasions maintain rolling earlier than, between and after Jazz Fest days – The Advocate


Whereas the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Pageant fills the Honest Grounds with music, meals and enjoyable, it additionally fills New Orleans with different live shows, occasions and events that stretch across the clock and throughout city. They’re unaffiliated with Jazz Fest itself, however a part of a pageant season that takes over town this time of yr.

Naturally, quite a few them fixate on meals. This is a take a look at just a few developing: 

NOLA Crawfish Pageant in Central Metropolis


Central Metropolis BBQ has open grounds ringed by repurposed delivery containers that turns into a venue for festivals and fundraisers. 

Every year, NOLA Crawfish Pageant spices up the “down time” between Jazz Fest weekends with a formidable lineup of jam and funk-focused bands and mountains of mudbugs.

Again once more Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (April 29-Might 1), it turns the out of doors grounds of Central Metropolis BBQ (1201 S. Rampart St.) into an enormous yard boil with reside music from midafternoon via the night time.

Crawfish are ready by Chris “Shaggy” Davis and his firm NOLA Crawfish King. Davis caters live shows, festivals and yard throw-downs, and these gigs usually embody a powerful Louisiana music contingent. That is saved Davis near loads of New Orleans musicians, and he conceived NOLA Crawfish Fest to place the items collectively.

Central Metropolis BBQ encompasses about half a metropolis block, with a big indoor restaurant and an open yard ringed by repurposed delivery containers.

For NOLA Crawfish Pageant, these containers will body the stage for a funk- and jam-heavy music lineup with acts together with Neville Jacobs (Ivan Neville and Cris Jacobs), Anders Osborne, the Mike Dillon Band and Samantha Fish with Jonathon “Boogie” Lengthy.

There’s a crawfish cook-off with yard groups vying for honors on Might 1 and a crawfish consuming contest on April 30.

NOLA Crawfish Pageant

April 29-Might 1, Three-10 p.m.

Central Metropolis BBQ, 1201 S. Rampart St.

Tickets: begin at $45; particulars at

Mosquito Supper Membership dinner sequence


Mosquito Supper Membership serves ticketed, family-style Cajun suppers in an Uptown New Orleans home.

At Mosquito Supper Membership, chef Melissa Martin turns a comfortable previous Uptown home right into a showcase for family-style meals drawn from her circle of relatives’s bayou Cajun custom. For six nights this week and subsequent, these meals additionally can have reside music for what’s shaping as much as be an particularly intimate dinner sequence.

Every dinner, held Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each weeks, has a distinct band or performer. All are ladies, they usually cowl a variety of types together with Cajun, jazz, folks, R&B and nation. 

This is the road up:

Mosquito Supper Membership menus differ with the market, however unfold in 5 shared programs based mostly on Martin’s expertise rising up on Bayou Petit Caillou in Terrebonne Parish. Seafood is a foremost ingredient, after all.

Mosquito Supper Membership dinner sequence

April 25-27, Might 2-Four, at eight p.m.

3824 Dryades St.

Tickets are $150 (dinner included, drinks additional), see

BreakFest on the brewery


A breakfast beer begins the day at BreakFest at Second Line Brewing, an annual morning occasion round Jazz Fest time for music and breakfast meals.

Staying out late is one approach to do Jazz Fest, as reveals and events stretch the celebration into the wee hours. BreakFest, against this, proposes an early begin, and a distinct approach to ease into a giant day.

BreakFest combines the spirit of a DIY music pageant with a pop-up brunch, plus a bit of yoga accompanied by a string quartet and a few morning brew, both espresso or beer.

On Might 5, from 9 a.m. to three p.m., BreakFest returns to Second Line Brewing (433 N. Bernadotte St.), a microbrewery and taproom not removed from the Honest Grounds.

The annual occasion was created by Andrew Duhon, an area singer/songwriter who produces heartfelt music and likewise occurs to have a penchant for puns. Thus was the breakfast fest of BreakFest born, and it has advanced from a yard gathering to a well-liked first cease en path to the pageant.

Guests will discover an array of breakfast meals and drinks from native bakeries, cafes and producers, together with Huge Simple Bucha, Hey! Cafe, Monkey Monkey Espresso and Tea, Shake Sugary, The Station Espresso Store & Bakery and Wayfare. Vegan meals are on the desk too. 

Whereas sipping some brew (espresso or beer), BreakFesters also can relax with the Sunday paper (the New Orleans Advocate is a sponsor).

Right here’s the lineup:

9 a.m.: Yoga accompanied by Radio Chook (members of Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra)10:15 a.m.: Andrew Duhon11:30 a.m.: Mike Dillon, James Singleton & Aurora Nealand improv set12:45 p.m.: Tif “Teddy” Lamson2 p.m.: Katey Pink’s Beignet Bounce


Might 5, 9 a.m.-Three p.m.

Second Line Brewing, 433 N. Bernadotte St

Tickets are $30. Get them via

Comply with Ian McNulty on Twitter, @IanMcNultyNOLA.

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