A Closer Look at the 1st Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series

As one of the newcomers to the late night scene (helping fill a void left by Superfly Presents’ reduced presence on the late night scene in 2012 (only 2 shows this year)), the First Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series 2012 lineup is now complete with the addition of Daptone Records’ Afro-Cuban slither funksters The who, along with the destructive epic weirdness of and special guests, will help set off the Oddity Faire After-Party at Republic New Orleans on May 5th.

In total, the impressive post-Fest series features eight shows over both weekends of Jazz Fest including , , , EOTO, 7 Walkers, and the co-bill with Anders Osborne’s star-studded Black Eye Galaxy Release Party w/ Karl Denson & and Tab Benoit’s “Swampland Jam” featuring Mardi Gras Indians & more.

The First Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series Inaugural Event (click link for details) will launch at Republic on Friday, April 27 with a star-studded lineup that offers a welcomed reprise of an already legendary late night show from 2011 that included three hours of Grateful Dead, Little Feat, and Anders Osborne tunes alongside a bevy of thrilling covers.

Veterans of the frenzied, no-holds-barred music scene that descends upon New Orleans after dark, New York City-based event promoters CEG co-produced the Backbeat Jazzfest Series from 2008 – 2011. Moving into 2012 and now throwing late nights under the Nolafunk moniker, CEG honors the musical heroes and spirit of New Orleans in New York City all year round, producing concerts in the Big Apple featuring many of the Big Easy’s finest musicians.

NOTE: All shows are at Republic, apart from one show: Leftover Salmon, 7 Walkers, and Anders Osborne at the Howlin’ Wolf on 4/28. Also, note that ALL Republic shows will be non-smoking.

Show information and tickets can be found at the series’ website, www.nolafunk.com/nola.

First Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series 2012 Complete Lineup

**9 p.m. Doors / 10 p.m. Start on All Shows unless otherwise noted

Friday Apr 27 // Republic New Orleans, LA

First Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series Inaugural Event!

Anders Osborne, of the Grateful Dead, & Fred Tackett of Little Feat, and Billy Iuso
followed by plus opening act Marco Benevento — $35 adv || $40dos

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Saturday Apr 28 // Republic New Orleans, LA

Los Lobos w/ special guests The Iguanas — $39adv || $45dos

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Saturday Apr 28 // Republic New Orleans, LA // 1:30am Doors 1:45am Show (Technically on 4/29)
Grammy Award Winners Rebirth Brass Band w/ special guest DJ Jubilee — $20adv || $25dos

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Saturday Apr 28 // Howlin’ Wolf New Orleans, LA (In Association With Soul’d Out Productions)

Leftover Salmon plus 7 Walkers feat. Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead and Anders Osborne — $35adv || $40dos

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Thursday May 3 // Republic New Orleans, LA

EOTO w/ special guests Kraddy and Wyllys & the NY Hustler Ensemble feat. Jen Hartswick & Natalie Cressman of Trey Anastasio Band — $22adv || $25dos

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Friday May 4 // Republic New Orleans, LA

7 Walkers feat. Bill Kreutzmann, , Papa Mali, and Matt Butler followed by BoomBox feat. Zion Godchaux plus opening act Royal Southern Brotherhood (Cyril Neville, Devon Allman, Mike Zito, Yonrico Scott) — $30adv || $35dos

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Friday May 4 // Republic New Orleans, LA // 1:30am Doors 2:00am Show (Technically on 5/5)

BoomBox Only ticket (These Tickets Will Not Be Accepted Until 1:30am) — $20adv || $25dos

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Saturday May 5 // Republic New Orleans, LA

Anders Osborne “CD Release Party” w/ special guests Karl Denson, Luther Dickinson (N. Mississippi Allstars), & more tba
Tab Benoit’s “Swampland Jam” feat. Johnny Sansone, Waylon Thibodeaux, and the Mardi Gras Indians (Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr., and Joseph Jr. — $32adv || $35dos

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Saturday May 5 // Republic New Orleans, LA // 1:45am Doors 2am Show (Technically on 5/6)
In Association With Soul’d Out Productions Budos Band with Hairy Apes BMX feat. Mike Dillon Plus Special Guests
$20adv – $25dos