John Boutte at Jazz Fest 2015. Photo by Kim Welsh

John Boutte, Dwayne Dopsie, Hot 8 & more set for Tremé Fall Festival

The first weekend in October will mark the return of the Tremé Fall Festival, the annual affair aiming to preserve Tremé’s architecture, culture, history and future.

Supported by the Historic Faubourg Tremé Association, the Festival is free and open to the public but relies on donations to continue its tradition of providing live music, food and a street festival. The are several sponsorship options available, as well.

Over the course of two days, the intersection of Henriette Delille and Governor Nicholls Street, in the St. Augustine Church yard, will house the following performance lineup:

Saturday, October 6:

11:00am – 11:40am:  Kid Merv Traditional

11:40am – 12:00pm: Casa Samba Brazilian Drumming/Costumes

12:00pm – 12:45pm: Batiste Father & Sons

12:45pm  – 1:05pm:  Casa Samba Brazilian Drumming/Costumes

1:05pm – 2:05pm:     Casme

2:05pm – 2:50pm:     Treme “All-Stars” New Orleans Jazz

2:50pm – 3:00pm:     DJ HC with MC Chuck Perkins

3:00pm – 3:15 pm:    H F T A P R E S E N T A T I O N

3:15pm – 4:00pm:     Kenny Neal Blues

4:00pm – 4:30pm:     Olympia/Tramps/ Zulu Connection BB/Stilt Walkers/Indians/Drums

4:30pm – 5:30pm:     John Boutte New Orleans/R&B

5:30pm – 6:00pm:     Hot 8 / Zulu Connection BB/Walkers/Indians/Drums

6:00pm – 7:00pm:     Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers

Sunday, October 7:

12:30pm:     St. Augustine Soulful Voices directed by Carol Leblanc

12:55pm:     Mark “Tuba” Smith & Friends

1:20pm:     St. Peter Claver Catholic Church directed by Veronica Downs-Dorsey

1:45pm:     Flashpoint featuring Sharon Martin

2:10pm:     St. Anna’s Episcopal Choir

Darryl Durham, MC.

Of special note this year is the Festival’s honoree, Ms. Leah Chase.

For more information on this year’s festival, click here.