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Ashlee Nicole Spills Your Mini Event Guide to Jazz Fest '14 + Weekend Events

One of the best times of year is finally here! With multiple stages, NOLA cuisine overload, and crafts from around the world, the 45th annual Jazz Fest is bound to attract more than 400,000 visitors this year. Here is your guide to a fun, music-filled Jazz Fest weekend: highlighted performances you should check out + weekend events. Print it, forward it to a friend, post it online; Let it be known that Ashlee Nicole Spills your 'go-to' guide to the hottest, coolest, and most current haps.

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (Week 1)

April 25 - 27, 2014

Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd.

FRIDAY, APRIL 25

12:05 - 12:50PM | Gospel Tent

The Raymond Anthony Myles Singers

1:40 - 2:35PM | Congo Square Stage

Brass-A-Holics

1:55 - 2:40PM | Gospel Tent

Connie and Dwight Fitch w/ St. Raymond and the Great St. Leo Gospel Choir

4:15 - 5:05 | Congo Square Stage

Dee-1

5:10 - 7PM | Acura Stage

Santana

5:45 - 7PM | Congo Square Stage

Public Enemy

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

12:55 - 1:50PM | Congo Square Stage

Davell Crawford

1:50 - 2:50PM | Peoples Health Economy Hall Tent

Treme Brass Band

2:15 - 3:15PM | Congo Square Stage

Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers

3:45 - 4:35PM | Congo Square Stage

Big Freedia

5:25 - 7PM | Congo Square Stage

Robin Thicke

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

1:55 - 3:05PM | Congo Square Stage

Rebirth Brass Band

5:05 - 5:20PM | Congo Square Stage

DJ Captain Charles

5:25 - 7PM | Acura Stage

Eric Clapton

5:25 - 7PM | Congo Square Stage

Charlie Wilson

Weekend Events:

THURSDAY, APRIL 24

BaianaSystem w. Hot 8 Brass Band | Club Caribbean, 2443 Bayou Rd. | Purchase Tickets

Soul Rebels | Le Bon Temps Roule, 4801 Magazine St. | 10PM

FRIDAY, APRIL 25

Uniquity Fifth Anniversary Celebration ft. Fiend | Press Street Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave | 7PM - 11PM Sponsored Event

Lana Del Rey | Bolds Sphere Music @ Champions Square, 1 Lasalle St. | 8PM | Purchase Tickets

Bootsy Collins + DJ Soul Sister | Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St. | 9PM | Purchase Tickets

Souls Rebels | Blue Nile, 532 Frenchmen St. | 10PM

Shamarr Fest ft. Shamarr Allen + Hot 8 Brass Band + More | Shamrock, 4133 S Carrollton Ave. | 10PM | Purchase Tickets

Maple Leaf Bar’s Jazzfest Series | Maple Leaf, 8316 Oak St. | 11PM | Purchase Tickets

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

Revel Nation Kickstarter Launch Party ft. Dee-1 | Whiskey Blue, 333 Poydras St. | 6 - 10PM | Register - FREE Admish

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave. + New Breed Brass Band | House of Blues, 225 Decatur St. | 9PM | Purchase Tickets

Maple Leaf Bar’s Jazzfest Series | Maple Leaf, 8316 Oak St. | 11PM | Purchase Tickets

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

Soul Rebels w/ Black Joe Lewis | Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave. | 8PM | Purchase Tickets

George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic | House of Blues, 225 Decatur St. | 9PM | Purchase Tickets

Maple Leaf Bar’s Jazzfest Series | Maple Leaf, 8316 Oak St. | 9:30PM | Purchase Tickets