Jazz Fest Weekends: Your Perfect Pairings

Our Jazzy Jam series at the Carousel Bar & Lounge is an opportunity to enjoy Jazz Fest even after the festival grounds are cleared out. Every night after Jazz Fest, we’re hosting an array of musicians to delight guests in an elegant, relaxing environment.Perfect pairings for Jazzy Jam and #jazzfest right this way... Click To Tweet

Check out our day-by-day pairings for Jazz Fest and Jazzy Jam below.

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Both Jazz Fest and our Jazzy Jam series are finally here! (Photo courtesy Jazz Fest on Facebook)

Friday, April 24
At Jazz Fest:

Mia Borders – This local songstress has an electric stage presence (even though she plays acoustic guitar). With a variety of her own songs plus classic covers, Mia Borders is always a crowd pleaser. Catch her at 12:25 on the Gentilly Stage.

Hozier – Irish rocker Hozier plays on the same stage (Gentilly) later in the afternoon. We recommend getting their early to listen to Mia Borders, then stick around for Hozier’s set – you’ll be rewarded with closer seats for having camped out, plus you’ll catch New Orleans indie pop group Royal Teeth in between!

Wilco – Alt-country group Wilco will also play on the Gentilly Stage, directly after Hozier at 5:20 p.m., giving you the perfect reason to stay in one spot all day.  

At Jazzy Jam:

Lena Prima & Band – Lena Prima’s set starts at 9 p.m., giving you plenty of time to get back to the hotel after Wilco’s set. If you head back earlier, check out Robin Barnes’ performance, starting at 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 25

At Jazz Fest:

Robin Barnes  Didn’t have a chance to catch Robin Barnes in her Jazzy Jam performance on Friday? No problem! She plays the Congo Square stage at Jazz Fest on Saturday at 11:20 a.m. 

Tank and the Bangas – Front-woman Tarriona “Tank” Ball gives an unforgettable performance every time she gets on the stage. Catch her at the Gentilly Stage early at 11:20 a.m.

John Legend – Later in the afternoon, John Legend takes the Congo Square stage at 5:30. 

At Jazzy Jam: 
Tom Hook’s Prima/Jordan Tribute Band – Musician Tom Hook and his band honors two of the three jazzy Louies, Louis Prima and Louis Jordan (sorry, Louis Armstrong!). 

Sunday, April 26 
At Jazz Fest: 
John Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen – Piano man John Cleary and his band play  at 12:20 p.m. on the Gentilly Stage. 

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – This unlikely pair will perform together at 5:15 p.m. on the Gentilly Stage. 

At Jazzy Jam: 
Antoine Diel and the Misfit Power – You have until midnight to catch Antoine Diel and his band at the Carousel Bar (the show starts at 9 p.m.).

Friday, May 1
At Jazz Fest: 

Estelle – British singer Estelle performs on the Congo Square stage at 3:30 p.m. 

No Doubt – Head to the Acura Stage at 5:25 p.m. for a performance from classic California band No Doubt. 

At Jazzy Jam: 

Robin Barnes plays until 8 p.m. If you stay at the festival grounds for No Doubt, catch the later show from Lena Prima starting at 9 p.m. 

Saturday, May 2
At Jazz Fest: 

Catch two British artist, one a legend, one and up-and-comer, who both play Jazz Fest for the first time on Saturday: but you’ll have to choose one or the other. Ed Sheeran plays the Gentilly Stage at 5:15 p.m. and Elton John plays the Acura Stage at 4:50 p.m.

At Jazzy Jam: 

Tom Hook’s Prima/Jordan Tribute Band – Finish the evening listening to covers of music legends Louis Prima and Louis Jordan. The set starts 9 p.m.

Sunday, May 3
At Jazz Fest: 
Hometown acts like Dr. John (at 5:55 p.m. on the Gentilly Stage) and Trombone Shorty (at 5:45 p.m. on the Acura Stage) close out the festival. You can also catch country artist Kacey Musgraves on the Fais Do Do Stage at 5:45 if you prefer.

At Jazzy Jam: 
Luther Kent Jazz Band – Jazz Fest ends on a high note with Luther Kent’s performance at our Jazzy Jam series, starting at 9 p.m.