A vast array of New Orleans’ finest musicians will be performing at Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest this weekend at Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ. The Crawfish Fest will be celebrating its 25th anniversary, with musical styles ranging from R&B to funk, Cajun, gospel and jazz. There will be four stages, including music workshops and children’s activities. New Orleans style food will be available, including fresh crawfish, Po-Boys and Jambalaya.
Famed jazz trumpeter Kermit Ruffins will headline the festival on Friday, May 30th on the Main Stage. Zydeco accordionist and singer Curley Taylor, Mia Borders, and The Tin Men will also be performing on Friday on various stages. Music starts at 5 pm Friday.
New Orleans’ legendary Funky METERS will be headlining on Saturday, May 31st, joined by Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Bonerama, and Terrance Simien. On Saturday night, The Nth Power will host a special 1-year anniversary party for Josh and Karen Raskin, who were wed by the Meters’ bassist, George Porter Jr. at the Brooklyn Bowl last year. Marcia Ball will be headlining on the Jager Pavilion Stage Saturday.
JJ Grey and Mofro headline on Sunday, June 1st, along with the funk powerhouse, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk. Earphunk, Royal Southern Brotherhood, The Crawdaddies, and Ray Abshire Cajun Band also perform, along with many others.
Tickets are $40 per day, with multi-day combo and group discounts. Camping tickets are sold out. Pick up tickets here. Parking is free. Please leave pets at home.