Jazz in the Park celebrates 5 years

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Published on: March 21st, 2016


King James & the Special Men [Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee]
King James & the Special Men [Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee]


Cha Wa [Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee]
Cha Wa [Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee]


Rockin' Dopsie [Photo by Black Mold]
Rockin' Dopsie [Photo by Black Mold]

This spring, Jazz in the Park, the biannual free concert series at Armstrong Park, turns five years old. In honor of this birthday, People United for Armstrong Park is hosting a free three-day festival May 6-8 expanding the normal Jazz in the Park experience. The festival will also include various high school marching bands marching down the St. Ann promenade inside the park each hour, second lines, and dance troupes, plus music, arts, crafts, and food vendors.

Saturday Performance Schedule
11:00 to 12:15 ChaWa
12:45 to 1:45 Treme  Brass Band
1:45 to 2:30 Second Line Parade
2:30 to 3:45 Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet
3:45 to 4:15 Sophie B. Wright High School Marching Band
4:15 to 5:30 Walter Wolfman
5:30 to 6:00 Intermission Show
6:15 to 7:30 Raw Oyster Cult
Sunday Performance Schedule
12:45 to 2:00 Darcy Malone & the Tangle​
2:15 to 3:30 Tank & the Bangas
3:45 to 5:00 Caesars Brothers Featuring Big Chief Juan Pardo
5:20 to 6:35 Little Freddie King

Jazz in the Park's regular weekly series will also continue this spring, running each Thursday from 4-8p:

April 14
Amanda Shaw
Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots

April 21
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
King James and the Special Men

April 28
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra featuring Irvin Mayfield
The N'awlins Johnnys

May 5
Davell Crawford
Stephanie Jordan

May 12
Bag of Donuts
Preservation Hall Brass Band

May 19
Honey Island Swamp Band
Zion Trinity
Darcy Malone and the Tangle

May 26
James Andrews
Colin Lake

June 2
Rockin' Dopsie
Sporty & the Big Shots

June 9



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