Jazz Fest Announces Voodoo Dead

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Submitted by Creative Enter… on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 9:30 am

The 6th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest announces a special theme to the upcoming VooDoo Dead show at Republic NOLA on Sunday, May 7th. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s legendary show at Cornell University’s Barton Hall on May 8th, 1977, VooDoo Dead featuring Steve Kimock (The Other Ones), Jackie Greene (Phil & Friends, The Black Crowes), George Porter Jr.(The Meters), Jeff Chimenti (of Dead & Co.), and JM Kimock (Mike Gordon Band), will perform a New Orleans-influenced tribute to this universally-acclaimed, standout performance with special guests Oteil Burbridge (The Allman Brothers Band, Dead & Co.) & Papa Mali. After selling out their five night Northeast run in February, Voodoo Dead steamrolls to New Orleans with tremendous momentum.

There are a few different reasons why the Grateful Dead’s 5/8/77 show at Cornell University is widely considered a standout performance, with its serendipitous timing playing a major role. The show at Barton Hall happened just months before the release of their legendary album, Terrapin Station, so at that time a few timeless tracks like “Terrapin Station,” and “Estimated Prophet” were already introduced into heavy rotation. In 1973, founding Grateful Dead member Ron ‘Pigpen’ McKernan had passed away, so while the time proceeding his departure was special in its own right, the band took a hiatus and only played four total shows in 1975. So after taking some time off to recollect and write new music, the Grateful Dead were in true peak form come the Spring of 1977, and the band delivered from start to end at Barton Hall on May 8th.

The Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest features a diverse collection of 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 preserved its tradition of unique lineup pairings, combining older and younger musicians, as well as national acts with local legends.

Under the Nolafunk moniker, Manhattan-based CEG honors the musical heroes and spirit of New Orleans in New York City year round, producing concerts in the Big Apple featuring many of the Big Easy's finest musicians, such as Dr. John & the Nite Trippers, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins 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.

6th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest Lineup To Date

An Intimate Evening with moe.
Le Petit Theatre
Thursday, April 27th, 2017 | 8pm Doors 9pm Show
$90 For 3-Show Tickets (Price includes tickets to moe.’s April 28 & 29 performances at The Civic. Must purchase tickets for all three to get into Le Petit Theatre on April 27.)
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2gg0pKJ

North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne present N.M.O., The Record Company
Republic NOLA
Friday, April 28th, 2017 | 8pm Doors 9pm Show
$48.50 Tickets
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2h1JIXK

Colonel Bruce Hampton channels Howlin’ Wolf w/ special guests
Le Petit Theatre
Friday, April 28th, 2017 | 9pm Doors 10pm Show
$31 Tickets
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2lJiOqe

Dead Feat
Anders Osborne, Jackie Greene, Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat, Brady Blade, Carl Dufrene plus special guest John Kadlecik of Furthur
w/ Midnight North feat. Grahame Lesh
Republic NOLA
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
$49.50 Tickets
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2h1V79O

Twiddle w/ special guests
Republic NOLA
Saturday, April 29th, 2017 | 1:30am Show (technically early morning 4/30)
$25 Tickets
Ticket Link:  http://bit.ly/2ghbjom 

Dead Feat
Anders Osborne, Jackie Greene, Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat, Brady Blade, Carl Dufrene plus special guest John Kadlecik of Furthur
w/ Sockeye ft Leftover Salmon members Alwyn Robinson, Greg Garrison, Erik Deutsch, and feat. Vince Herman
Republic NOLA
Sunday, April 30th, 2017 | 8pm Doors 9pm Show
$49.50 Tickets
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2hkRI6T

Morgan James w/ special guests
Le Petit Theatre 
Sunday, April 30th, 2017 | 8pm Doors 9pm Show
$25 Tickets 
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2htm2d1

Foundation of Funk featuring George Porter Jr. & Zigaboo Modeliste with Jimmy Herring & Jojo Hermann
Republic NOLA 
Thursday May 4, 2017 | 8pm Doors 9pm Show
Sold Out!

Tab Benoit / Samantha Fish w/ special guests 
Republic NOLA 
Friday May 5, 2017 | 8pm Doors 9pm Show
$37.50 Tickets 
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2m5Gg1t

Big Freedia (Live Set) / Soul Rebels                
w/ special guests Tank & the Bangas   
Republic NOLA 
Saturday May 6, 2017 | 8pm Doors 9pm Show 
$29.50 Advance $35 Day Of Show
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2ixZoUz 

Voodoo Dead featuring Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, George Porter Jr.,
Jeff Chimenti (of Dead & Co.), and JM Kimock plus special guests
Friday, May 6, 2017 (Technically May 7 at 1:30am)
1:30am Doors 2am Show 
$49.50 Tickets 
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2hiv6Db

New Show Announcement!
40th Anniversary of Barton Hall, 5/8/77
A New Orleans Recreation of the Legendary Show featuring
Voodoo Dead featuring Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, George Porter Jr.,
Jeff Chimenti (of Dead & Co.), and JM Kimock plus special guests Oteil Burbridge & Papa Mali
Saturday, May 7, 2017 | 8pm Doors 9pm Show  
$49.50 Tickets 
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2htihEs

More shows to be announced soon. Show announcements, series information, and tickets can be found at www.nolafunk.com/nola (enter your email at the top of the website for exclusive access to pre-sales and updates on special guest additions). Purchase tickets online via Ticketweb.com or by phone at (866) 777-8932.

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