As Jazz Fest approaches, music fans are eagerly anticipating the incredible performances and exciting events taking place in New Orleans. In addition to the main festival, there are lots of Jazz Fest after-parties happening all over the city that offer even more opportunities to experience amazing live music and celebrate the vibrant culture of the Big Easy.
Let’s take a look at five Jazz Fest after parties that you simply have to attend over Weekend 1. From the cosmic sounds of Daniel Donato to the soulful ballads of Lauren Daigle, these events will keep the party going long after the festival grounds have closed for the night. So grab your dancing shoes and get ready to experience the best that Jazz Fest has to offer!
Six of our Favorite Jazz Fest After Parties for Weekend 1
Break Science, Manic Focus & Marvel Years at Joy Theater
Hailing from Denver, Break Science has been at the forefront of the electronic music explosion in Colorado for over a decade. With keyboardist/producer/jazz pianist Borahm Lee and funk/hip-hop drummer Adam Deitch, the duo has carved a unique niche in the electro-soul movement, blending traditional East Coast hip-hop with futuristic soundwaves. Their live performances are renowned for their high energy and creativity, always pushing the boundaries of live dance music culture.
Joining Break Science on stage are Manic Focus and Marvel Years, both acclaimed electronic music artists in their own right. Manic Focus, a Chicago-based producer and DJ brings a diverse range of influences to his music, including hip-hop, funk, and soul. Marvel Years, a guitar virtuoso from Vermont, seamlessly blends electronic beats with his own live instrumentation, creating a unique and engaging sound.
Bttrfly Quintet at NOLA Brewing Co.
Get ready for an exciting evening of music and craft beer at NOLA Brewing Company this Jazz Fest. Featuring an all-star lineup of musicians including Dominic Lalli from Big Gigantic, Eric “Benny” Bloom and Adam Deitch from Lettuce, Borahm Lee from Break Science, and Hunter Roberts, the BTTRFLY Quintet promises to deliver a truly unforgettable performance. These talented musicians bring together a unique blend of funk, jazz, and electronic music that is sure to get you moving.
Sponsored by Simply Cannabis, the “fest” will begin at 7 P.M. with refreshing NOLA beers, seltzer cocktails, and authentic New York-style pizza. With its relaxed and inviting atmosphere, the NOLA Brewing Company is the perfect venue to enjoy great music and good company.
Thursday, April 27 | 7:00 P.M.
moe. at Tipitina’s
Jazz Fest weekend just got even better with the announcement of moe. live at Tipitina’s on Saturday. With their unparalleled showmanship, moe. has been captivating audiences for over three decades and this performance is not to be missed. The band, consisting of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on drums, has been hailed by American Songwriter for their “mind-bending musicality” and clever songwriting. With a passionate fan base and countless live performances under their belt, moe. continues to push the boundaries of musical exploration and invention.
Join the band at the iconic Tipitina’s for a night of music that promises to be unforgettable. With its rich history and intimate setting, Tipitina’s is the perfect venue to experience moe.’s unique blend of musical genres and its deep commitment to creativity and community.
Daniel Donato’s Cosmic NOLA at Republic NOLA
Looking for one of the unique, late-night Jazz Fest after-parties? Check Daniel Donato’s Cosmic NOLA at Republic NOLA on Friday. Guitarist Daniel Donato, known for his unique blend of country and psychedelic rock, has been making waves in the music world with his dynamic performances and inventive songwriting. Join him and his talented lineup of guest musicians at Republic NOLA, one of the city’s premier music venues, for a night of musical exploration and collaboration.
The event will feature special guests George Porter Jr., Branden Lewis of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Kanika Moore of Doom Flamingo, and more friends to be announced.
Lauren Daigle at Orpheum Theater
With her powerhouse voice and emotionally resonant lyrics, Lauren Daigle has won over fans around the world and earned numerous accolades, including two Grammy Awards and several Billboard Music Awards. Her music transcends genres and touches the hearts of listeners of all ages and backgrounds. Experience her To Know Me One Night Only Concert, featuring her signature soulful and inspiring songs that have made her one of the biggest stars in Christian music today.
This is a rare opportunity to see Lauren Daigle perform live in an intimate setting, so don’t miss out on this chance to witness her incredible talent up close and personal.
INSTRUMENTHEAD Pop-Up at The Virgin Hotels NOLA
Virgin Hotels New Orleans is partnering up with award-winning photographer Michael Weintrob and bringing INSTRUMENTHEAD Live, a celebration of music and art, to the Crescent City during New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival!
The INSTRUMENTHEAD collection is a surrealist look into the soul of a musician, not through their eyes as with traditional portraiture, but through his/her instrument. Since its conception in April 2000, the project has brought together more than 500 musicians from across the globe. This immersive experience comes at a time when the city is filled with travelers attending the iconic Jazz and Heritage Festival which is going on its 53rd year.
FRIDAY, APRIL 28: OPENING PARTY
- 9:15 pm – 10:30 pm
- Ivan Neville, George Porter Jr., Tony Hall, Deven Trusclair
- 10:45 pm – 12:00 am
- Papa Maili, Will Bernard, Eric Bolivar, Peter Levin, Kirk Joseph