The Festival
May 1-3 2017

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 Central City BBQ, 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.

Check back for the 2017 band line up and schedule!

Line up

Beer-BBQ

Ice-cold craft beer straight from the NOLA Brewery will keep everyone refreshed and satisfied. NOLA Beer perfectly accompanies the scents, sounds, and flavors of the festival.

Now with world class BBQ from our new partners Central City BBQ teaming up with Chris "Shaggy" Davis' new NOLA Cochon King resturant you will expierence the best BBQ that New Orleans has to offer.

About the Beer

May 1

Neville Jacobs Ivan Neville, Chris Jacobs, Tony Hall, Brady Blade

Eric Lindell

Good Enough for Good Times (Robert Mercurio, Jeff Raines, Simon Lott, Joe Ashlar)

Khris Royal & Dark Matter

May 2

NCF Funk Squad Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., John Medeski, Terence Higgins

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

Alvin Youngblood Hart's Muscle Theory with Luther Dickinson

Boukou Groove

May 3

Crawfish Fest All-Stars (George Porter Jr., John "Papa" Gros, June Yamagishi, Terence Higgins, Special Guests)

Crawfish Cook-Off with Corey Henry and The Treme Funktet

Raw Oyster Cult Feat. Darcy Malone and Special Guests

Organ Freeman


The Ultimate Crawfish Cook-Off
May 3

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
  • $30/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 May 3rd 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 VIP Hang Area W/ Bar access
  • 1 BBQ Platter
  • 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 VIP Hang Area W/ Bar access
  • Private Concierge
  • No-wait VIP entrance
  • VIP Viewing Area at one stage
  • 1 BBQ PLATTER EACH DAY
  • Artist Meet 'n' Greet each day W/Headliner
  • 1 free Ticket to Nola Crawfish Kings 17th Annual Jazz Fest Crawfish Bash W/Erica Falls on May 7th Just outside the gates of JAZZ FEST
  • 1 Free Ticket to All 3 NCF after shows

General Admission

Single Day Pass

$45

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3 Day Pass

$125

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VIP Admission

Single Day Pass

$140

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3 Day Pass

$325

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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

BBQ Platter each day

Backstage Access

1 free Ticket to Nola Crawfish Kings 17th Annual Jazz Fest Crawfish Bash W/Erica Falls on May 7th Just outside the gates of JAZZ FEST

1 Free Ticket to All 3 NCF after shows

* Must be 18+ to purchase tickets. Must be 21+ to drink alcohol. Kids are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
* A portion of all ticket proceeds will go to the The CAN'd Aid Foundation / Anders Osborne Send Me A Friend, the Anders Osborne Send Me A Friend's mission is to support newly-sober musicians and music industry professionals who are on the road to a new way of life by helping get them back to work again.
* All tickets are will call.
* Artists subject to change
* Rain or shine

Location






Central City BBQ
1201 S Rampart St
New Orleans, 70113
504.558.4276
chefrob@centralcitybbq.com

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.

Volunteering

Volunteer




Organizers

Sponsors

Questions?

Email us at nolacrawfishfest@gmail.com