Photo via the Ace Hotel New Orleans Facebook page.

Newly Opened Ace Hotel Announces Jazz Fest Series, Free Shows

The brand new Ace Hotel New Orleans will host a series of concerts and curated events during Jazz Fest.

Six of Saturns–as the series has been dubbed–will take place at Three Keys, the hotel’s 160-capacity venue space, between April 21 and May 1. Scheduled programming includes Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Misssissippi Allstars with Vetiver, Brian Blade and Daniel Lanois with Theresa Andersson, Steve Masakowski, Nicholas Payton, Roland Guerin and David Easley, SOUNDBYTES: A Jam Session hosted by Maroon 5’s PJ Morton, a Musician’s Clinic Benefit with Hurray for the Riff Raff, and a Roots of Music Benefit with Nick Waterhouse.

Three Keys will also host curated events with WWOZ, Third Man Record and the Ponderosa Stomps, as well as a number of free daytime and evening events that will be presented by Preservation Hall. Members of the iconic New Orleans venue’s famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band will host an array of programming that ranges from perscussion, woodwinds and brass workshops, to a lecture and panel discussion on the history of New Orleans Jazz and the civil rights movement.

The Ace Hotel New Orleans marks the latest expansion for the independently-owned Ace Hotel chain, which now boasts locations in Seattle, Portland, London, New York City, Los Angeles, Panama City, Puittsburgh and Palm Springs. The 234-room hotel opened earlier this week in a nine-story tower that used to house the Max Burnett Furniture Store. The Art Deco building, located at 600 Carondelet Street in the CBD, was constructed in 1928.

In celebration of its opening, the Ace Hotel has also announced a number of free concerts that will take place at Three Keys over the next few weeks. Sunpie & The Sunspots will perform at the space on Friday March 18, with Tank & The Bangas headlining on Saturday, March 19. The venue’s full calendar can be found here.

More information on the hotel’s Jazz Fest series, including additional programming and a more specific event schedule, will be unveiled in the coming weeks.