Three days of
Crawfish, Music & Beer
April 25, 26, 27 2016
  

The Festival
April 25th-27th

NOLA Crawfish King, Live For Live Music and NOLA Brewing Company are thrilled to present the first-ever NOLA Crawfish Festival. Held in the middle of the 2016 spring New Orleans festival season, from April 25th-27th, the NOLA Crawfish Festival promises a true New Orleans experience from top to bottom. The festival will bring together a trifecta of Southeast Louisiana perfection - the absolute best crawfish, music, and beer the city has to offer at the NOLA Brewery and Tap Room on April 25th-27th. Out-of-towners will celebrate like the locals do--and we know how to celebrate.

Crawfish

The NOLA Crawfish Festival will be a true feast for the senses. Attendees can loosen up and hang out every day from 3pm till 10pm within the carefree backdrop of NOLA Brewery, while enjoying the mouthwatering scents and flavors of over 5,000 pounds of hot boiled crawfish prepared on-site by Chris "Shaggy" Davis and his NOLA Crawfish King staff.

Meet the Cook

Music

The three-day event will feature a gumbo of New Orleans’ finest musicians. Anticipate various superjams, exciting collaborations and surprise sit-ins, all in true New Orleans fashion.

See the Bands

Beer

Ice-cold craft beer tapped straight from the source will keep everyone refreshed and satisfied. The brewery has crafted an exclusive specialty brew for the event, to perfectly accompany the scents, sounds, and flavors of the festival.

About the Beer

Location






NOLA BREWERY AND TAP ROOM
3001 Tchoupitoulas St,
New Orleans, LA 70115

Music

The three-day event will feature a gumbo of New Orleans’ finest musicians. Anticipate various superjams, exciting collaborations and surprise sit-ins, all in true New Orleans fashion.

See the music schedule!

April 25

Neville Jacobs
(Ivan Neville, Cris Jacobs, Tony Hall & Brady Blade)

Honey Island Swamp Band

Mike Zito & The Wheel

Colin Lake

Johnny Sansone

April 26

John "PAPA" Gros Band

Papa Mali & Friends

Billy Iuso & The Restless Natives

George Porter, Jr. Trio w/ special guest June Yamagishi

April 27

The Crawfish All-Stars (George Porter, Jr, Terence Higgins, Dave Malone, Billy Iuso + special guest Anders Osborne)

MVP (Jon Cleary, Nigel Hall, Tony Hall, Raymond Weber, Derwin "Big D" Perkins)

Brett Thomas Doussan Foundation

This year we are proud to partner with and donate a portion of all ticket proceeds to the Brett Thomas Doussan Foundation. The mission of the Brett Thomas Doussan Foundation Nonprofit Corporation is to raise mental health awareness by means of advocacy, education, and music. Through their endeavors in the Greater New Orleans area and across the Gulf South, the foundation hopes to keep the legacy of our beloved friend, Brett Thomas Doussan, alive in the community that fostered his deep passion and appreciation for music.

NOLA Crawfish King

Hang out every day from 3pm till 10pm and enjoy the mouthwatering scents and flavors of over 5,000 pounds of hot boiled crawfish prepared on-site by Chris "Shaggy" Davis and his NOLA Crawfish King staff.

Considered royalty of the seafood boil, Chris "Shaggy" Davis is a master of his trade. Shaggy & his staff's approach involves the simple basics that make this South Louisiana tradition so delectable—the freshest seafood, the perfect tried and true techniques, and of course lots of personality. Please make sure to check out Crawfishking.com for more information.

The Ultimate Crawfish Cook-Off
April 27

The festival will also host The Ultimate Crawfish Cook-Off, where twenty teams will compete for the best crawfish boil and a panel of NOLA celebrity judges will be on hand to select the winners.


Information for entering your team:

  • 2 people per team
  • $25/team entry fee (paid on-site, no festival ticket required)
  • 1 sack of crawfish provided
  • you must supply your own spices and extras
  • you must supply your own rig
  • each team cooks 1 sack of crawfish with fixings
  • cook-off takes place on April 27th starting at 3pm
  • winner announced between 6-7pm
  • winner is selected by a panel of local celebrity judges
  • click here to sign-up!
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Get YOUR Ticket!

General admission includes one beer and a guaranteed minimum of two pounds of crawfish with all the fixings. Single day passes will be available, but a three-day pass is the best way to enjoy the full hometown experience. A limited amount of VIP passes will also be available, allowing full 360° access to a festival experience that you will never forget.

General Admission Includes:

  • MUSIC
  • 2 lbs. hot boiled crawfish w/ fixins’ per day
  • 1 specialty brew per day

VIP Single-Day Includes:

  • MUSIC
  • 5 lbs. hot boiled crawfish w/ fixins’ per day
  • 3 specialty brews per day (21+)
  • Limited Edition event poster
  • Private outdoor upstairs patio and balcony bar access
  • Automatically entered to win raffle prizes (TBD)
  • No-wait VIP entrance
  • VIP Viewing Area at one stage

VIP Three-Day Includes:

  • MUSIC
  • 5 lbs. hot boiled crawfish w/ fixins’ per day
  • 4 specialty brews per day (21+)
  • Free signed limited edition event poster
  • Private outdoor upstairs patio and balcony bar access
  • Automatically entered to win raffle prizes (TBD)
  • No-wait VIP entrance
  • VIP Viewing Area at one stage
  • 1 meal ticket per day
  • Artist Meet 'n' Greet each day
  • Free event t-shirt
  • One 50% discounted ticket to Shaggy's 16th Annual Post-Jazz Fest Crawfish Bash
  • One 50% discounted ticket to any one (1) Live For Live Music Jazz Fest events

General Admission

Single Day Pass

Early Bird Price!
(reg. $45)

$35

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3 Day Pass

Early Bird Price!
(reg. $125)

$99

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VIP Admission

Single Day Pass

Early Bird Price!
(reg. $125)

$115

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3 Day Pass

Early Bird Price!
(reg. $325)

$250

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Super VIP Admission

3 Day Pass

$500

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Includes:

Everything from VIP 3 Day Pass

Open bar all 3 days

McClure's platter

Backstage Access

Private tour of NOLA Brewery

1 FREE ticket to: Shaggy's 16th annual Post-Jazz Fest Crawfish Bash + any two Live For Live Music Jazz Fest events

More to be announced!

* Must be 21+ to purchase tickets. Kids are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
* A portion of all ticket proceeds will go to the The Brett Thomas Doussan Foundation, a local nonprofit whose mission is to raise mental health awareness through advocacy, education, and music.
* All tickets are will call.
* Artists subject to change
* Rain or shine

Organizers


Questions?

Email us at nolacrawfishfest@gmail.com