5th Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series Initial Lineup Announcements:
Dead Feat, George Clinton & P-Funk, Los Lobos, Big Freedia, Voodoo Dead II and More
NEW ORLEANS, LA (January 28, 2015) – Nolafunk is proud to present the initial lineup for its 5th Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series. This year features a number of incredibly special performances from musicians inside and out of the New Orleans cultural sphere; however they all embrace the spirit and essence of the city.
The series has kept to its tradition of unique lineup pairings, combining older musicians with younger ones, as well as national acts with local ones.
This year’s series will feature the return of Dead Feat, a band that performs Grateful Dead, Little Feat, Anders Osborne, and cover songs, comprised of Anders Osborne, Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat, Jackie Greene, John Gros, Brady Blade, and Carl Dufrene.
Other confirmed series shows include George Clinton & P-Funk; Los Lobos / Tab Benoit; Big Freedia / Soul Rebels w/ Tank & the Bangas; plus Voodoo Dead II, another band created by Nolafunk, which will make its return to the series with a different lineup than its debut last year. Voodoo Dead II features Steve Kimock, Jeff Chimenti, Jackie Greene, George Porter Jr., JM Kimock, and special guests to be announced. Full announced lineup below.
Under the Nolafunk moniker, Manhattan-based 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, such as Dr. John & the Nite Trippers, Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, Bonerama, Eric Lindell, Jon Cleary, Marc Broussard and many more. In addition, CEG amasses all-star Nola-centric lineups for both the annual Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball and the annual Nolafunk Summer Jazzfest. CEG & Nolafunk have had a long history producing shows in New Orleans since 2007.
Fans can sign up for the Nolafunk email list at www.nolafunk.com/nola for exclusive access to purchase tickets weeks before anyone else and at a discount. Shows go on sale to the general public Wednesday February 10 at 12pm EST / 11am CST.
More shows will be announced soon. Show announcements, series information, and tickets can be purchased through Ticketweb.com, www.nolafunk.com/nola or by calling (866) 777-8932.