Monday through Wednesday between Jazz Fest weekends are never lacking for entertainment, and tonight is no different. One mid-week event that is becoming a new tradition is the Daze Between Festival at the Rusty Nail, now in its third year. The festival takes place all day today, starting at 3 p.m. This year’s theme is a musical tribute to the Grateful Dead, and will feature two stages and a lineup that includes headliners Papa Mali and Friends and the Honey Island Swamp Band. Tickets are $25 and available at the door.
In addition to the music, there will also be local crafts for sale and food vendors with barbecue from McClure’s Barbecue, fish tacos from Woody’s Tacos, boiled crawfish, and raw or grilled oysters. NOLA Brewing will have a beer garden set up in the Rusty Nail’s patio as well. Proceeds from the festival will be donated to the Gulf Restoration Network.
In honor of the Daze Between Festival’s theme this year, here’s video of the Grateful Dead performing Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle” in 1970. Here’s the festival’s full schedule:
3:30 — The SoulaBillySwampBoogie Band
5 — The Iko Allstars
6:45 — The David Jordan Band
8:30 — Honey Island Swamp Band
11 — Papa Mali and Friends
3 — The Mike Dillon Band with Yojimbo
4:30 — Frogs Gone Fishin’
6 — Jimmy Leslie
7:30 — CMM featuring Josh Clark, Reed Mathis, Cochrane McMillan (of Tea Leaf Green)
9:30 — Camile Baudoin and the Living Rumors
11:15 — Absinthe Minded
12:30 a.m. — The Sessh