Head Out to the 2017 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

musician playing trumpet at Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival

Looking for something to get into this weekend? Head out to the 2017 Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival. This is the 12th year of this event, so it is sure to be one to enjoy. Purchase valuable collectibles as you indulge in good music and delicious food. This festival has everything that you need for a great time!

2017 Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival Details

Date: Oct 13–15, 2017 
Time: Friday, October 13 from 5 PM until 8:30 PM ; Saturday, October 14 & Sunday, October 15 from 11:00 AM until 8:30 PM
Location: Lafayette Square Park (540 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130)
Cost of Admission: FREE

Purchase Valuable Collectibles

The 2017 Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival will host a huge arts market. This market will feature hand-crafted artworks and furnishings from 22 exceptional local and regional artists. Each vendor has been carefully selected. Therefore, buyers can feel confident that the items offered are of the highest quality. Take a look at the art market vendors you can expect to see, here.

Dance to Good Music

jazz musician playing the saxophone at Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival

Jam to tunes by the festival’s headliners, Grammy award-winning artists Robert Cray and Bobby Rush. Their performances will take place on October 14 and 15, but you can also catch various others artists hitting the stage. Check out the music performance schedule listed below and make plans to see your favorite artist.

Friday, Oct. 13
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.            Deacon John’s Jump Blues
5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.       Luther Kent & Trick Bag

Saturday, Oct. 14
St. Charles Ave. Stage

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.           Robert Cray
4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.      John Mooney
2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.      Samantha Fish
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.              Guitar Lightning Lee

Camp Street Stage:
5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.           Grady Champion
3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.      A.J. Ghent
1 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.           Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.            King Edward

Sunday, Oct. 15
St Charles Ave. Stage

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.            Bobby Rush
4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.       Robert Finley
2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.       Como Mamas
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.               Andrew Duhon

Camp Street Stage:
5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.           Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters
3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.      Little Freddie King
1 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.           The New Soul Finders
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.            The Fortifiers

Feast on Delicious Food

Barbecue Ribs at at Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival

Get ready to treat your taste buds! This year’s Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival will showcase an extensive layout of delicious barbecue for you to enjoy. There will be lots of options available, representing flavors from different regions. So, be sure to arrive hungry. You’re going to want a taste of all that you can eat!

Vegetarian? Don’t worry. There will be menu items offered for visitors with vegetarian and gluten-free diets as well.

Support a Great Cause

Though the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival is sure to be an exciting event, there’s much more to it than a good time. All proceeds from the festival’s online auction go towards the Heritage School of Music, a FREE educational program. This way, those who are interested in learning more about music can do so without having to worry about cost!

The auction will feature three paintings, all of which will be composed live at the event by artist John Bukaty. You can bid on these paintings online until Tuesday, October 31 at 5 PM.

 

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