Brasserie Faubourg sponsors the Daze Between New Orleans music festival between Jazz Fest weekends
The inaugural Daze Between New Orleans festival will take place at Brasserie du Faubourg over two days between Jazz Fest weekends. On Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4, an outdoor stage on the grounds of the brewery will be filled with acts representing jazz, funk, jam, folk and more. In addition to the music, fans can enjoy everything Brasserie Faubourg has to offer, from a wide selection of beers to varied Louisiana cuisine. A portion of all proceeds will go to New Orleans-based nonprofits through the Rex Foundation.
Named for the period between the two weekends of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, when the fairgrounds quiet down but the city is still buzzing with festive energy, Daze Between New Orleans will have revelers dancing throughout the week. The two-day event will feature headlining performances from Colorado jam-weed titans, The String Cheese Incident, in addition to a slew of nationally touring bands and famous local favorites. . Tuesday will include sets by Grammy-winning jazz-funk collective Snarky Puppy with Eric Krasno & Friends, Nicholas Payton, Erica Falls and Benny & The Late Bloomers. Wednesday’s lineup will be highlighted by high-profile psych-funk band Lettuce, as well as Rebirth Brass Band, The Iceman Special, Honey Island Swamp Band and The rumble featuring Chef Joseph Boudreaux Jr.
It wouldn’t be a real New Orleans party without great food and an on-site ‘strEATery’ party at party will ensure fans are well fed with traditional southern cuisine. Additional local food vendors will be announced closer to the music festival date. The festival will also host an artists’ village featuring a variety of local artisans and vendors as well as live painting exhibitions and a gallery covering the entire career of a renowned local painter. Frenchwith part of the profits going to the Rex Foundation.
The event, presented by Live For Live Music, Purple Hat Productions, GMP Live and Rose Tours.
“For me, Jazz Fest has always been more than just a festival that takes place at the fairgrounds over two separate weekends,” said Kunj Shah, founder of Live For Live Music. “It’s the food, it’s the culture, it’s the late-night shows. It’s a chance to rekindle our love affair with New Orleans during the days in between. With this new festival, we are grateful to have the opportunity to bring something special to this city that has given us so much music, culture and inspiration.
Gideon Plotnicki, founder of GMP Live, adds: “We are delighted to bring this new event to life in the magnificent Faubourg brasserie. New Orleans is such a special place, especially at this time of year, and we’re proud to be creating something new and meaningful in a city that’s so close to our hearts.
Daze Between New Orleans has partnered with Rex Foundation, the organization founded by the Grateful Dead that provides grants to small nonprofits doing great work in the arts, sciences, education, environment, indigenous culture and social justice. From their earliest days, the Grateful Dead received countless requests for help from community organizations. The group became known for its generosity and its many benefit concerts. In 1984, the band members, along with their family and friends, established the Rex Foundation as a non-profit charitable organization, enabling the band to proactively support creative endeavors in the arts, sciences , education, environment, indigenous culture and social justice. A portion of all ticket sales will go directly to New Orleans-based nonprofits. Additionally, a virtual auction will offer fans a chance to secure NOLA and Grateful Dead-themed artwork, experiences and memorabilia. To donate to the campaign, text DAZE at (202) 858-1233 or visit here.
“We are truly honored and thrilled to bring a new Daze Between tradition to New Orleans at this wonderful venue and community resource, The Faubourg Brewery,” said Paul Levine, Founder of Purple Hat Productions. “We are grateful to work with the Rex Foundation to support several New Orleans charities. We thank the Brasserie du Faubourg team for giving us this opportunity and for working with us to launch something special that will contribute to the landscape between Jazz Fest weekends for years to come.
One-day and two-day general admission and VIP passes, as well as hotel packages, for the inaugural Daze Between New Orleans festival can be purchased at festival website.