Fest After Dark Lineup Announced with Brand New Guest Access

Winter Circle Productions (WCP) announced its lineup for the annual Jazz Fest after-show for 2019, Fest After Dark. The late night event will take place both weekends after Jazz Fest and for the first time, WCP will provide access to its new Fest After Dark Passport Program. The Passport Program grants guests access to all WCP shows during both weekends of Jazz Fest.

A Passport Concierge and Hospitality program is set to lead the Fest After Dark Passport fan experience and ensure special treatment to guests with the pass. Fest After Dark guests involved in the Passport Program will receive ‘Skip the Line Access’, Complimentary drink tickets, and premium viewing (where available). The Concierge will stamp all passports at check-in, allowing the guests to collect a stamp for each show attended at Fest After Dark.

Winter Circle Productions, creators of Fest After Dark, was founded in 2009 as an independent promotion and production house to attract music that its founders felt was missing from a post-Katrina New Orleans. Since then, WCP has began the BUKU Music + Art Project and is a three-time recipient of the Offbeat Best Promoter Award. WCP strives to bring new ideas and concepts to the table and reward attendees with unforgettable experiences and long-lasting impressions.

“Every year we try to outdo ourselves with the night shows during Jazz Fest and this year will without a doubt be the biggest yet.”, said Reeves Price, VP of Operations and founding partner of Winter Circle Productions. Winter Circle Productions is celebrating 10 years of concert promotion and event production this year.

Passports will be available to purchase for Weekend 1, Weekend 2, or both weekends of Jazz Fest, for all WCP shows at Joy Theatre, Mardi Gras World Ballroom, Orpheum Theater, and select in-network shows at other venues. Tickets for Fest After Dark Passport Passes can be purchased here.

Full Lineup of Fest After Dark:


Weekend One

4/25 Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band at Joy Theater

4/26 Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band at Joy Theater

4/26 Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at Mardi Gras World Ballroom

4/26 JJ Grey & Mofro w/ North Mississippi Allstars, Samantha Fish at Orpheum Theater

4/27 Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at Mardi Gras World Ballroom

4/27 Gov’t Mule at Orpheum Theater

Daze Between

4/30 Iration w/ Pepper, Fortunate Youth, Katastro at Joy Theater

5/1 Shakey Graves w/ Special Guest Illiterate Light at Joy Theater


Weekend Two

5/2 Rage!Fest Feat. Lettuce W/ Special Guests Oteil Burbridge,

The Soul Rebels at Joy Theater

5/2 The Claypool Lennon Delirium With Uni at Civic Theatre

5/2 The String Cheese Incident at Orpheum Theater

5/3 Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe:

R.E.S.P.E.K.T. – A Tribute to the Queen of Soul at Orpheum Theater

5/3 The String Cheese Incident

w/ Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at Mardi Gras World Ballroom

5/3 Oteil and Friends

Feat. Melvin Seals, Eric Krasno, John Kadlecik, Adam Deitch,

Jennifer Hartswick, Alfreda Gerald, Weedie Braimah, & Natalie Cressman at Civic Theatre

5/3 Mike Gordon at Joy Theater

5/3 Les Claypool’s Bastard Jazz (Late Night)

Feat. Les Claypool, Mike Dillon, Stanton Moore, Skerik at Joy Theater

5/4 The String Cheese Incident

w/ Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at Mardi Gras World Ballroom

5/4 Anders Osborne & Friends Birthday Bash

w/ Very Special Guest Tim Reynolds & TR3 at Joy Theater

5/4 Gov’t Mule at Orpheum Theater

5/4 Kamasi Washington (Late Night) at Joy Theater

5/5 Jim James w/ Amo Amo at Joy Theater