Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2010 Links and Mix

I decided on a whim to go out to the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz festival this year. I am really excited about the trip. I plan on catching Widespread Panic, Gov't Mule and Pearl Jam at the festival. Late night show possibilities for me include Galactic, Greyboy All Stars, N. Mississippi All Stars, Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic w/Murph (sts9), Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, New Mastersounds, Garage a name a few.

Yesterday I discovered there are a couple of cool iPhone apps out there to help you with your schedule. One is free- the New Orleans Jazz Festival daytime schedule. The app has maps of the fairgrounds and you can customize your schedule. I also downloaded the Fest At Night App - it incorporates maps, phone numbers and start times for all the night club shows. Its an app that costs $2.99 but as a traveler from out of town I'll feel good getting in a cab or walking somewhere and being able to find how LOST I am on Google Maps.

Here are some links I have found useful:

Jazz Fest First Weekend Guide -

Second Weekend Jazz Fest Late Night Grids

Scoop on Jazz Fest Food

Read Pauly's thoughts on New Orleans and check out Treme.

Fantastic Hullabaloo - Taboot Art Party + Poster Show

Jam Base Survival Guide

New Orleans Mix
Bizzump this bitch to get yo' ass shakin' good and proper.

Courtesy of the late, great Boodrow...posted by Enkidu on

Disc 1:

01. Big Chief - Professor Longhair
02. Cabbage Alley - The Meters
03. Junco Partner - James Booker
04. Iko Iko - The Dixie Cups
05. Yes We Can Can - Lee Dorsey
06. Hey Pocky A-Way - The Meters
07. Handa Wanda - Big Chief Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indians
08. Carnival Time - Al Johnson
09. Mardi Gras Jig - The Bluerunners
10. Tipitina - Professor Longhair
11. Blues for Ben - Stanton Moore
12. Huey Smith Medley - Dr. John
13. Mardi Gras Mambo - The Meters
14. Sew, Sew, Sew - The Wild Magnolias
15. Mardi Gras Day - Dr. John
16. Bosco Stomp - The Red Stick Ramblers
17. Cissy Strut - The Meters
18. Look-Ka Py Py - The Meters
19. Zydeco Gris-Gris - Pine Leaf Boys
20. Mardi Gras In New Orleans - Professor Longhair

Disc 2:

01. Walking To New Orleans - Fats Domino
02. The Second Line - Stop, Inc.
03. Funky Miracle - The Meters
04. Bon Ton Roulet - Clarence "Bon Ton" Garlow
05. Brother John/Iko Iko - The Neville Brothers
06. Talkin' 'Bout New Orleans - The Meters
07. Let The Good Times Roll - Shirley & Lee
08. Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey
09. Don't You Just Know It - Huey "Piano" Smith & The Clowns
10. I Like It Like That - Chris Kenner
11. Ooh Poo Pah Doo - Jessie Hill
12. Night People - Lee Dorsey
13. Down South In New Orleans - The Band (w/ Bobby Charles)
14. Here Come the Girls - Ernie K-Doe
15. Made In The Shade - The Red Stick Ramblers
16. Soul Second Line - Papa Grows Funk
17. Ain't Nothin' But A Party - Dirty Dozen Brass Band
18. They All Ask'd For You - The Meters
19. Zydeco Mardi Gras - Pine Leaf Boys
20. Do Whatcha Wanna - Rebirth Brass Band
21. When The Saints Go Marching In - Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Theresa Andersson

Will you be in NOLA for Jazz Fest? Do you have any recommendations for me? Please let us know!


Eric said...

Avid reader of the blog, and local new orleanian... Sounds like you got a good plan of action going, but def be open to just wandering around.
Some general tips:
-I've enjoyed the riverboat shows in the past, but to go you have to leave jazzfest early, which i don't like...
-Liuzza's By the Track, near the fairgrounds serves great bloody mary's and usually has a big crowd post jazzfest
-The big stages are awesome, but don't forget about the blues, gospel, and jazz stages.
-While its fun to walk up and down Bourbon St, the place to be is Frenchman St, where all the small clubs are. Huge street party, brass bands everywhere. The shows at Blue Nile this past weekend were redic. I saw late night superjam w Stanton Moore, Robert Walter, E. Krasno, and others. They rocked out till 7 am. I can only assume this weekend will top last one.
-The Howlin wolf shows will be fun. The sat night show (rebirth, funky meters, galactic) is sold out but I'm gonna find my way into that show... big time party
-The brass bands are new orleans staple.. Big Sam's funky nation. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, who i saw at HOB last fri was off the chain.
-N.Miss All-stars -> denson late night at tips...
-Grayboy late night at tips the next night...
-Food at jazzfest is legit, you won't go hungry. But there are killer restaurants all over town. Port of Call near frenchman, Dick and Jenny's near tips uptown. Both don't take reservations.
-Ms. Mae's is a bar right near Tips uptown. open 24/7 364 days a year (not xmas) you could drink your face off there all night for $20. Legendary Dive
-Whatever you do take care of your shoes.... It was super muddy at the fairgrounds this past weekend. Hopefully good weather this week will dry things up.

Aight good luck man, I'll be rocking out hard. Feel free to get in touch with me for some more tips.

the joker said...

thanks for the recommendations eric, i really appreciate it! ill be in touch soon!