Thursday, April 27, 2017


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Why? Because I Said So!

Happy NOLA Jazz Fest BISS Listers! Yes kids, that's right, it's that time of year when 425.000+ diehard music fans descend upon NOLA for Jazz Fesy. The 48th edition of what is formally known as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell will be held April 28-30 and May 4-7. This year's line-up at the Fairgrounds bring us the likes of Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Kings of Leon, Usher & the Roots, Harry Connick Jr., Meghan Trainor, Lorde, Snoop Dogg, Alabama Shakes, Pitbull, Widespread Panic, the Trey Anastasio Band, Earth Wind & Fire, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Wilco, Darius Rucker, Patti LaBelle and George Benson.

As a musical sister city to New Orleans, San Francisco always represents hard in NOLA not just at the Fairgrounds but also at the night shows. Which is exactly why I & team take our time to build the NOLA BISS Calendar with great shows, ticket giveaways, & street team opportunities! Thank you Sarah, Cass & Arya & all of you who submitted suggestions! Of course, this coulda shoulda woulda been out to you all days ago but just when we think we got them all, there's one more! But when we hit 196 shows and 58 ticket giveaways we had to just close the list!
How do you **WIN TICKETS off this NOLA Special Edition of BISS List? Spread the word!! Share the event, the poster, the ticket link for any show you want that says **WIN TICKETS**. Then email with the subject that starts with "NOLA WIN TICKETS", then the name and date of the show. If you wanna increase your chance, share more NOLA WIN TICKETS shows from BISS. The more you share the better your chances for being picked as winner of a pair of tickets!

How can you earn tickets thru street team? Post the BISS WIN TICKETS shows online! AND Pickup handbills from us in NOLA and distribute them while you are out and and about! Interested? Send an email to with NOLA Street Team in the subject!

I am personally headed down there on Saturday 4/29. Why would I wait until Saturday you ask?
It's because I had this idea that if I waited until Saturday, I would arrive fresh and ready for the Eric McFadden & Queen delphine wedding extravaganza or as they will forever be referred to, once they are joined in holy matrimony, as E.MACQUEEN. While they couldn't invite all of you to the wedding, they have planned a couple of public choice events to start and end the celebration in NOLA. Late night on 4/30, It's their Last Day of Freedom...the bachelorette & bachelor BasH feat an all-staR cast including the bride and groom, Eric McFadden & Queen delphine (obviously) plus Doug Wimbish, Angelo Moore, Luther Dickenson, Papa Mali, Norwood Fisher, Wally Ingram, Brady Blade, Thomas Pridgen, Roosevelt Collier, Ronkat, Brian J, Cody Dickenson, Margie Perez, Corey Henry, Matt Hubbard, Daru Jones, Joey Peebles, CR Gruver & more! THIS IS A FREE SHOW AT 30/90 on 4/30 starting at Midnight!

Then on 5/3, we end the four day wedding event with a show at Hi-Ho Lounge for Eric McFadden & Queen delphine's Post Wedding Bash! E.MACQUEEN Tied the Knot!! featuring T.E.N (Thomas Pridgen, Eric McFadden, Norwood Fisher) and Tasty Face (Angelo Moore, Queen delphine) PLUS special guests Luther Dicknson, Papa Mali, Brian J, Doug Wimbish Roosevelt Collier, Wally Ingram, Brady Blade, Ronkat and many more!

No doubt the E.MACQUEEN events will keep a bridesmaid like myself quite busy for days, I can assure you that I will be in attendance (& working) at is The 15th Annual Bayou Rendezvous Ft Dr. Klaw featuring the Shady Horns, The Bayou Rendezvous All-Stars, Orgone, Monophonics, Eric Struthers and Friends, Space and Harmony, Lebo and Friends, Sophistafunk, & Sunrise Breakfast Jam with Brooker D and the Nor Cal Allstars. **WIN TICKETS** or EARN tickets by spreading the word! Email if you didn't read the part above that explains how this works & need details. ;-)

Now let's get on with the NOLA BISS 2017 featured shows, followed by the (somewhat) complete calendar of BISS selected NOLA (mostly night shows)!
PS. Happy Birthday to Whitney, Papa, & JenCat!!