2018 Lineup / New Orleans

Andre Thierry

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1:45pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Grammy-nominated accordionist Andre Thierry has become an international icon of Accordion Soul. Rooted in his French-Creole heritage, Thierry’s music celebrates his background while integrating funk and R&B elements. His albums feature the accordion as an upbeat, rhythmic instrument that sounds equally at home in a New Orleans church gathering or on the dance floor.

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Andre Thierry

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1:45pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

The Soul Rebels

Sat, Aug 11 @ 9pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

After receiving national attention with a debut late night TV appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the eight-piece brass ensemble The Soul Rebels have taken the world by storm with tours on four continents and collaborating live with Nas, G-Eazy, Robert Glasper, Curren$y, Joey Bada$$, Talib Kweli, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Marilyn Manson and Lauryn Hill, among many others.

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The Soul Rebels

Sat, Aug 11 @ 9pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Sun, Aug 12 @ 2pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

As anyone who has attended a recent Friday Main Stage session can attest, Summer Fest audiences love the funk. Trombonist Big Sam and his Funky Nation band brings just that—along with some Crescent City second line hometown flavor, a bit of hip-hop and infectious rock & roll swagger.

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Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Sun, Aug 12 @ 2pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Tom Rigney and Flambeau

Sun, Aug 12 @ 6pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

One of the world’s premier roots music fiddlers, Tom Rigney and his band Flambeau deliver a sizzling taste of Americana to audiences around the globe. Steeped in the tradition of Cajun and Zydeco music, Rigney plays with fiery intensity that commands the hearts of his audience.

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Tom Rigney and Flambeau

Sun, Aug 12 @ 6pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage