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NOLA Crawfish Festival is back with Anders Osborne, Art Neville tribute & more

The NOLA Crawfish Festival continues its fifth year of Music, crawfish and beer from April 27-29, during the week between Jazz Fest weekends at Central City BBQ’s Smoke Yard. The one-of-its-kind festival brings together tourists and locals alike plus over 10,000 pounds of crawfish, local beers, and show-stopping New Orleans talent. As festival producer Chris Davis, explains, “Jazz Fest has become a two-week long tradition for some folks and we are proud to provide a little bit more of New Orleans for those who stay in town during the ‘daze between’ while providing our locals a more intimate festival-going experience.”

Illustrious musicians Anders Osborne, Ivan Neville, Eric Krasno, Marcus King, Duane Trucks, Luther Dickinson, and Grahame Lesh lead this year’s musical bill. In addition to music, the festival also features events like the Louisiana Fish Fry Ultimate Crawfish Cookoff, where 20 teams compete to see who can cook up the best-tasting pot of crawfish, and King Kooker Crawfish Eating Contest, which puts pro and amateur challengers head to head to see who can devour the most crawfish in seven minutes.

The full musical and events schedule is as follows:


Monday, April 27

Ivan Neville & Friends tribute to the Neville Brothers

NCF PRESENTS A Tribute to Art (Poppa Funk) Neville feat. George Porter Jr., Mark Mullins, Terrence Higgins, Brian Stoltz, and Mike Lemmler

Omari Neville & The Fuel

KING KOOKER presents The 3rd Annual NCF Crawfish Eating Championship


Tuesday, April 28

The Cleaners feat. Eric Krasno, Marcus King, Duane Trucks, Kevin Scott & Peter Levin

NCF & Krewe De Void present The Iceman Special w/ Mike Dillon

West Coast Reunion feat. Eric Lindell & Marc Ford

Roadside Glorious


Wednesday, April 29

Dead Blues feat. Luther Dickinson, Roosevelt Collier, Grahame Lesh, Danielle Nicole & Terrence Higgins

Anders Osborne solo acoustic + Special Guests

Mike Doussan & Co feat. Charlie Wooton, Jermal Watson, Keiko Komaki, Rurik Nunan, Arsène DeLay

LOUISIANA FISH FRY presents The 5th Annual NCF Ultimate Crawfish Cook-Off


VIP and General Admission multi-day packages as well as single-day tickets are now available for purchase at To see past coverage of NOLA Crawfish Festival, click here.