Thursday, April 15, 2010

BISS First Pass on Jazz Fest 2010!!

Hello JAZZ FEST Folks!! This is a combination of suggestions from you plus amazing shows we have ticket giveaways for!!! Sorry for the informality here but we want to get these posted so you can let us know what to add. Send us more suggestions for a chance to win! Or let us know if you want to help us flyer down there for a chance to win!! MORE SHOWS & TICKETS TO BE ANNOUNCED!!

4/21/2010 Cafe Negril Shamarr Allen 9pm
4/21/2010 Chickie Wah Wah The Iguanas 8pm
4/21/2010 DBA "Papa Grows Funk with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Geechie Johnson & Honey Bannister" 12am
4/21/2010 DBA "Walter ""Wolfman"" Washington" 10pm
4/22/2010 BlueNile "Boom Boom Room Presents Stanton Moore Trio w/ Robert Walter and Will Bernard, Special Guest Anders Osborne " 9pm WIN TICKETS
4/22/2010 Bon Temps Soul Rebels 11pm
4/22/2010 House of Blues King Sunny Ade
4/22/2010 Howlin' Wolf "Rebirth, Hot 8 and Soul Rebels"
4/22/2010 Maple Leaf Johnny V
4/22/2010 Vaughan's Kermit Ruffins Eat Dinner there too!
4/23/2010 Tipitina's "Zigaboo's Funk Revue With Special Guest Paul Shaffer, plus other guests (Already heard the TRUE rumors on some!! )" WIN TICKETS
4/23/2010 BlueNile "Dr. Klaw (Eric Krasno, Ian Neville, Adam Deitch, Nick Daniels, Nigel Hall, Calvin Turner) Chapter 2, Tony Joe White 9pmPimps of Joytime" 2am WIN TICKETS
4/23/2010 House of Blues "Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave. + Jon Cleary: Piano, Bass, and Drums + Stooges Brass Band" 9pm
4/23/2010 Howlin Wolf Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings + Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk + Orgone 9pm
4/23/2010 Maple Leaf
"Papa Grows Funk + Russell Batiste & Friends """ 9pm
4/23/2010 Rock n Bowl Eric Lindell + Anders Osborne & The Stanton Moore Trio + Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers 930pm
4/23/2010 Radiators
4/23/2010 Rusty Nail ** Be sure to come out to The Rusty Nail to check out the new outdoor patio!! Mudphonic 1030pm WIN TICKETS
4/24/2010 BlueNile "Boom Boom Room Presents Vinyl and Monophonics with Eric Krasno and Corey Henry 9pm, Frequinox ( Robert Walter, Donald Harrison, Stanton Moore, Will Bernard, Robert Mercurio w/ Special Guests) " 2am WIN TICKETS
4/24/2010 Lafayette Square Park " Amanda Shaw + Mark Adam Miller" 5pm
4/24/2010 Tipitina's Patti Smith 9pm
4/24/2010 Rusty Nail John Ellis & Doublewide 1030pm WIN TICKETS
4/25/2010 BlueNile "Boom Boom Room Presents Worship My Organ Marco Benevento, Adam Deitch, Robert Walter, Skerik, w/ special guests 10pm Sexy Jesus & The Rollers, Shakewell w/ Eric McFadden" 2am WIN TICKETS
4/25/2010 Chickie Wah Wah Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra with Papa Mali and Special Guests 11pm
4/25/2010 DBA "Papa Grows Funk with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Geechie Johnson & Honey Bannister" 12am
4/25/2010 The Howlin Wolf "Zigaboo Modeliste presents The Drummers Cometh featuring Zigaboo Modeliste and Stanton Moore with very special guest drummers Terence Higgins, Johnny Vidacovich, , Robert Mercurio on Bass, Shane Theriot on Guitar, Kurt Brunus on Keys, Tracy Griffin on Trumpet and Rodrick Paulin on saxaphone. " WIN TICKETS
4/25/2010 Rusty Nail Boris Garcia 9pm WIN TICKETS
4/25/2010 Rusty Nail Boca Do Rio 1130pm WIN TICKETS
4/26/2010 BlueNile "Boom Boom Room Presents: Anders Osborne Band, Good Enough For Good Times" 9pm WIN TICKETS
4/26/2010 Maple Leaf Papa Mali + Vinyl + Bonerama + Honey Island Swamp Band 9pm
4/26/2010 Rock 'n Bowl Tab Benoit + Sonny Landreth 9pm
4/26/2010 Snug Harbor Terence Blanchard Ensemble 9pm
4/26/2010 Instruments a comin
4/26/2010 Rusty Nail Just Folkin Around: Country Fried 7pm WIN TICKETS
4/26/2010 Rusty Nail Just Folkin Around: Boris Garcia 9pm WIN TICKETS
4/27/2010 BlueNile "Boom Boom Room Presents : Idris Muhammad and The NOLA Allstars, Donald Harrison, Will Bernard, & a surprise NOLA Legend 9 PM, Orgone" 11pm WIN TICKETS
4/27/2010 Threadhead patry all day
4/27/2010 Rusty Nail "BISS ENTERTAINMENT & NEW ERA PRESENTS - BETWEEN DAZE 2010 - DAY SHOW: Jesse Hiatt, Cliff Hines Quintet, Jealous Monk, Roosevelt Collier, Eric McFadden, Brooks Hubert, " 6-Dec WIN TICKETS
4/27/2010 Rusty Nail Biss Entertainment & New Era Presents Bay To The Bayou - JESSE HIATT BAND 930pm WIN TICKETS
4/27/2010 Rusty Nail Biss Entertainment & New Era Presents Bay To The Bayou - BOCA DO RIO 11pm WIN TICKETS
4/28/2010 BlueNile Dream Palace Reincarnation w/ The Radiatiors WIN TICKETS
4/28/2010 Howlin Wolf MEGALOMANIACS BALL featuring Garage A Trois w/ Stanton Moore Trio and Mike Dillon Trio and The Dead Kenny G's and Marco Benevento Trio 9pm
4/28/2010 Lafayette Square Park Marcia Ball + MyNameIsJohnMichael 5pm
4/28/2010 Tipitina's Railroad Earth 10pm
4/28/2010 Various Crawfish Boils
4/28/2010 BlueNile "The Whip feat Eric McFadden Stanton Moore, Robert Walter, Corey henry Brian Jordan and Robert Mercurio" 2am 4/28/2010 into 4/29 WIN TICKETS
4/28/2010 Rusty Nail Biss Entertainment & New Era Presents Bay To The Bayou - TRACORUM 9pm WIN TICKETS
4/28/2010 Rusty Nail Biss Entertainment & New Era Presents Bay To The Bayou - ERIC MCFADDEN TRIO 1130pm WIN TICKETS
4/28/2010 Rusty Nail "DAY SHOW: Papa Mali, Mario Abney Quintet, Barr Brothers, Nigel Hall, The N.O. Logeaux Trio, Gov't Majik, E. Lindell & T. Johnson Duo" 6-Dec WIN TICKETS
4/29/2010 BlueNile Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue plus Dr. Gonzeaux 10pm WIN TICKETS
4/29/2010 House of Blues Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band plus Eric Krasno & Chapter 2 9pm
4/29/2010 Howlin Wolf Down on the Bayou II 9pm
4/29/2010 Jojo's Mardi gras band - HOTTEST TICKET (Anyone got one for me?)
4/29/2010 Rusty Nail Donna Hopkins 9pm WIN TICKETS
4/29/2010 Rusty Nail Will Bernard Trio 1030pm WIN TICKETS
4/30/2010 BlueNile Big Sam's Funky Nation w/ Suénalo! 10pm Soulive 2am WIN TICKETS
4/30/2010 Howlin Wolf Bayou Rendezvous 9pm
4/30/2010 "Mardi Gras World on The West Bank, New Orleans, LA" "HOLLA FOR HAITI with 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann and Papa Mali , Zigaboo's Funk Revue , The Jon Batiste Band , Bill Summers of the Headhunters , James Andrews and the Andrews Family Brass Band plus a Mardi Gras Parade featuring the Pussyfooters and the Zulu Connection Stilt Walkers and Mardi Gras Indians" WIN TICKETS
4/30/2010 Mahalia Jackson Theatre Gov't Mule
7 Walkers
Bill Kreutzmann
"Papa Mali""" 745pm
4/30/2010 Rusty Nail "Jenn Howard, Mia Borders"
5/1/2010 BlueNile Soulive 10pm WIN TICKETS
5/1/2010 BlueNile Toubab Krewe 2am WIN TICKETS
5/1/2010 Howlin Wolf Galactic and Funky Meters and Rebirth
5/1/2010 Maple Leaf Vidacovich Porter Bennevento & Cleary
5/1/2010 RIVERBOAT CREOLE QUEEN The Greyboy Allstars and Kirk Joseph’s 504 Brass Band Doors 7:30pm | Kirk Joseph’s 504 Brass Band 8:15pm | GBA set TBA
5/1/2010 House of Blues Bassnectar 2am 5/1/2010 into 5/2
5/1/2010 Rusty Nail "Funkifryed (Aron Lambert, Jon Cross & CR Gruver)" 1030pm WIN TICKETS
5/2/2010 Howlin Wolf "Royal Family Ball featuring Soulive, Lettuce, Zigaboo's Funk Revue and George Porter Jr. & His Runnin' Pardners with Nigel Hall (In The Den) " WIN TICKETS
5/2/2010 BlueNile "Funky Butt Revisited II featuring Big Sam Williams, Kirk Joseph, Terence Higgins w/ special guests tba " 10pm WIN TICKETS
5/2/2010 BlueNile "Upstairs Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors Feat. Mike Gamble, and Simon Lott" 9pm WIN TICKETS
5/2/2010 BlueNile "Upstairs Mike Dillon and Friends featuring Johnathan Fralich, Mark Sutherland" 11pm WIN TICKETS
5/2/2010 Tipitina's Dumpstaphunk
5/2/2010 Rusty Nail "Simon Lott Presents: Mike Gamble, James Singleton, & Justin Peake" 1030pm WIN TICKETS
5/3/2010 Papa Grows Funk

Franky and Johnnie's for a bucket of crawfish and cheap beer.
Muriel's on Jackson Square Dinner

A Fans Note on JAZZ FEST: I go to the second weekend of Jazzfest every year. Everyone that we've brought to sweet New Orleans, always comes back again and's a remarkable city...the gator po-boys, Abita Springs beer, jambalaya...all a must try! We arrive on Wednesday and go to Lafayette Square Park for a free concert that usually features Marcia Ball and many others. It's a great way to arrive and mingle with the locals in the Big Easy! Dogs welcome!"

"Next, we head to dinner at Muriel's on Jackson Square (a must) and then walk over to Cafe Du Monde for cafe au lait and beignets by the banks of the Mississippi. We usually go there 3 times a day! (open 24 hours) Other great restaurants in town are Commander's Palace, any of Emeril's joints, Galatoire's, they've been there for a century with terrific food and the best waiters & bartenders anywhere. New Orleans' own chef John Besh, offers an incredible culinary experience at his many fine dining gems. We're especially fond of restaurants, """"August"""" and """"Luke"""" ...The chef's tasting menu at August rivals the French Laundry in Yountville, CA. IMHO and at a fraction of the cost!"

"Most every night we walk from Frenchman Street or the French Quarter, over to the Howlin Wolf. There are usually 2 shows a night of with off the hook funk and soul. This year we'll be at the Howlin' Wolf for the Megalomaniacs Ball featuring Garage a Trois and Stanton Moore Trio"
One of our favorite nights is going to one of the Superfly Presents series of shows on the riverboat Creole Queen. The band plays below deck while the paddle wheeler takes a cruise on the Mississippi river. There is always a brass band on the top outdoor deck and great food and drinks on the boat. This year we'll be seeing the GreyBoy Allstars...always a great time!

"The food at Jazzfest is worth the price of admission alone! Some of our favorites on the fairgrounds are the Trout Baquet, Cohon de lait, Prejean's andouille, quail and pheasant gumbo is the best on the scene and brings us back year after year. After too much food and all the great music on the many stages at Jazzfest, we usually buy soundboard recordings of our favorite sets from the fest. There's a """"Live Recordings"""" tent where you can easily pickup your favorites to listen to when you get back home."

"Put on some more sunblock, because we are just getting started. This year we'll head out to the Maple Leaf for an allstar Jame Brown Tribute late night. Be sure to get up early for an amazing line up at Jazzfest and loosen your belt so you can enjoy more southern cooking!"

"We are looking forward to Gov't Mule & 7 Walkers (just saw the 7 Walkers in SF at the Great American Music Hall, loves me some George Porter Jr.!), Derek Trucks at the House of Blues and no trip to New Orleans is complete without a stop at Tipitina's uptown (listening to some Professor Longhair right now!) for a night with Dumpstaphunk...Ivan and Ian Neville are the boys to see! We usually leave there as the sun is coming up and it's a bit of a cab ride back to Canal St. or the Quarter, so be sure to grab some of the BEST BBQ the guys outside Tips are selling in the purple catering truck...their food rocks!"
"We always seem to see familiar folks at the fairgrounds or in the Quarter and we love to see the same flags on the fairgrounds at Jazzfest blowin...Our favorite is a huge pirate flag declaring """"Surrender the Booty!!"""" "

Laissez Le Bon Temps Roulet!!