The 7th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest has just added a number of new shows and special guests to their series lineup. The series along with Live For Live Music have just announced two late-nights with Spafford at Republic NOLA on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, as well as The Purple Party, an all-star tribute to Prince to closeout Jazz Fest on Sunday, May 6 at Maison featuring members of Prince, Turkuaz, The Motet, Snarky Puppy & more. During the first weekend, Samantha Fish will do a special guest sit-in with Anders Osborne at The Howlin’ Wolf on April 28. Fourteen year old axe virtuoso Brandon “Taz” Niederauer will do special guest sit-ins with Voodoo Dead on April 27 and Foundation of Funk on April 29 at the Howlin’ Wolf. The Bonerama Horns will also join Foundation of Funk on April 29. Finally, the Whiskey Bayou Records Revue: Eric Johanson & Jeff McCarty will join Tab Benoit’s set on May 4 at Republic NOLA, the Delta Rhythm Revue, a show that also features Samantha Fish. More special guests will be added on that show as well as others in the series.
Voodoo Dead featuring Steve Kimock, Jeff Chimenti (Dead & Co.), Jackie Greene, George Porter Jr., JM Kimock (Mike Gordon), with special guest sit-in by Brandon “Taz” Niederauer
Friday April 27, 2018 9:00 pm Doors 10:00 pm Show
Foundation of Funk Feat. Original Members of The Meters: Zigaboo Modeliste & George Porter Jr. with Anders Osborne, Jojo Hermann of Widespread Panic, with The Bonerama Horns and special guest sit-in by Brandon “Taz” Niederauer
Sunday April 29, 2018 9:00 pm Doors 10:00 pm Show