The 2017 Treme/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival returns to the space beneath the Claiborne bridge this Memorial Day weekend. The festival celebrates the history, traditions, and culture of two of the oldest, most notable neighborhoods in the United States. These vibrant and culturally rich neighborhoods have spawned decades of talent and pride from their streets, including many of this year's performers.
This year will also feature Arts & Cultural Panel Discussions on Friday, May 26 with historians, authors, and community leaders as they discuss the history of the neighborhoods. Panelists will describe differences and similarities between the two areas and audience members can learn how each community survived through its traditions, craftsmanship, dance, food, and unique skills which have evolved to create the two neighborhoods as we know them today. Events include "Treme: Past, Present, Future," at the Treme Market Branch (800 N. Claiborne) at 10a-12p and 2p-4p; "7th Ward Architecture, Culture, and Social Interaction" at the Autocrat Social Aid & Pleasure Club (1725 St. Bernard Ave.). at 10a-12p and 2p-4p.
This year's music lineup includes the Treme Brass Band, Shannon Powell, James Andrews, Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet, Bamboula 2000, Kid Merv, Andrews Family Band, and many more. Check out the full performance schedule below.
More info available at treme7thwardcd.org.
TREMÉ STAGE - SATURDAY, MAY 27th
12 - 1p Sons of Jazz
1 - 2p Dat Boi Cue
2 - 3p Iris P.
3 - 4p Ragin Rebelz
4 - 5p Sunni Patterson
5 - 6p Young Spodie & The Bigshots
6 - 7p Corey Henry & The Tremé Funktet
7TH WARD STAGE - SATURDAY, MAY 27th
12:30 - 1:30p Kenneth Terry Jazz Band
1:30 - 2:30p Original Royal Players Brass Band
2:30 - 3:30p Young & Talented Brass Band
3:30 - 4:30p Andrews Family Band
4:30 - 5:30p Red Flames Hunters
5:30 - 6:30p Shannon Powell
6:30 7:30p Partners-N-Crime
25th Anniversary Celebration - Join the after party at the Tremé Hideaway!
TREMÉ STAGE - SUNDAY, MAY 28th
12 - 1p Black Butterflies 12:00 - 1:00
1 - 2p Y’Isreal Trio 1:00 - 2:00
2 - 3p Bernell & The All Starz Brass Band 2:00 - 3:00
3 - 4p Mia X 3:00 - 4:00
4 - 5p Gina Brown & Anutha Level 4:00 - 5:00
5 - 6p Tremé Brass Band 5:00 - 6:00
6 - 7p James Andrews & The Crescent City All Stars 6:00 - 7:00
7TH WARD STAGE - SUNDAY, MAY 27th
12:30 - 1:30p Zion Trinity
1:30 - 2:30p Merengue4-FOUR
2:30 - 3:30p Gomela: Movement of our Mother Tongue
3:30 - 4:30p Bamboula 2000
4:30 - 5:30p Kid Merv & All That Jazz
5:30 - 6:30p Neisha Ruffins
6:30 - 7:30p Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers
After-party at Kermit’s Tremé Mother in Law Lounge!