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Jazzfest (seemingly) used to be known as the beginning of the summer music festival season until Langerado made it’s way into everyone’s heart. They’re still continuing to do what they do best by offering the day festival in New Orleans, with the focus clearly not fully shifting to helping to rebuild the city that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. It’s a needed shift really, or we could really lose something in the music world that many of us take for granted — COMMUNITY.

I shouldn’t chastise too much as I’ve never attending this festival myself, and from the looks of last year’s fest, I’m sure they do a tremendous job making sure everyone knows the perils that the city still faces. At any rate, though — the Jazzfest website does more to disseminate info on how to get there and what food they’re serving versus what still needs to be done to help New Orleans recover effectively.

We got some news today from the Superfly camp, and it looks like their always-popular late-night series is again returning in 2007. They’re focusing on New Orleans-based sounds this year, as they do most every year, so there’s really nothing new here or any big surprises. It doesn’t mean that the shows will kick any less ass, though…keep that in mind, people!

Info from the horses mouth after the jump.

Anyone going to Jazz Fest this year? Let us know if you are; we’d love to have an update or two on-scene to let us know how it’s going…


PRESS RELEASE from Superfly Presents

Superfly During Jazzfest is back for its 11th year in New Orleans!

Superfly Productions is proud to announce its 11th annual “Superfly during JazzFest” concert series. Series events will take place from Saturday, April 28th, through Saturday, May 5th, at several venues throughout New Orleans. Confirmed shows are listed below, with additional shows to be announced soon.

All shows will go on sale at Noon Eastern on Saturday, March 10th through Superfly Ticketing at www.superflypresents.com.

Saturday, April 28th
The Radiators
Riverboat Cajun Queen
$50
Doors 7:30PM / Boat leaves 8:15 PM sharp

Friday, May 4th
Greyboy Allstars
Riverboat Cajun Queen
$40
Doors 7:30PM / Boat leaves 8:15 PM sharp

Friday, May 4th
Ween
plus The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Contemporary Arts Center
$34.50 Advance / $36 Door
Doors 8PM / Show 9PM

Saturday, May 5th
Gov’t Mule / Dr. John’s Night Tripper
Contemporary Arts Center
$36.50 Advance / $38 Door
Doors 8PM / Show 9PM

Saturday, May 5th
North Mississippi Allstars
Riverboat Cajun Queen
$35
Doors 7:30PM / Boat leave 8:15 PM sharp.

The highlight looks to be the Gov’t Mule / Dr. John show — that should be an interesting one…