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
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.
Now with world class BBQ from our new partners Central City BBQ you will expierence the best BBQ that New Orleans has to offer.
Central City BBQ in New Orleans was built by relationships that stem from Chef Aaron Burgau, Chef and Owner of Restaurant Patois. Aaron has been involved in the restaurant business in some form or fashion since he was fourteen years old. He has been fortunate enough to have worked with some of the elite chefs of New Orleans.About the BBQ
Neville Jacobs Ivan Neville, Chris Jacobs, Tony Hall, Brady Blade
Good Enough for Good Times (Robert Mercurio, Jeff Raines, Simon Lott, Joe Ashlar)
Khris Royal & Dark Matter
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
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
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:
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:
VIP Single-Day Includes:
VIP Three-Day Includes:
Everything from VIP 3 Day Pass
Open bar all 3 days
BBQ Platter each day
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
Central City BBQ
1201 S Rampart St
New Orleans, 70113
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.