Fiya Fest 2015 is a large-scale crawfish boil, music festival and benefit for The Roots of Music and the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic. Â The cost of your ticket includes performances by over 95 amazing artists on 2 stages plus delicious boiled crawfish to keep your FIYA fueled for the funk.
Fiya Fest is all about raising funds and awareness to help The Roots of Music in their mission of teaching and empowering New Orleansâ€™ youth through music education, academic support, and mentorship while preserving and promoting the city’s unique musical and cultural heritage. We thank you for joining us in supporting such an amazing program and in turn helping us to ensure that the music of New Orleans lives on through its most vital asset… its children!
As for the music, well, the lineup certainly speaks for itself. Look at all of these great collaborations:
Diesel Fiya – Karl Denson, Lee Fields, Tony Hall, Doug Wimbish, Russell Batiste, Robert Walter, Big Sam, Farnell Newton
New Orleans Social Club – George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, Ivan Neville, Henry Butler, Raymond Weber
Dragon Smoke – Ivan Neville, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio, Eric Lindell
Big Chief Bo Dollis Tribute – Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Chief Bo Dollis Jr., Cyril Neville, Alfred “Uganda” Roberts, June Victory, June Yamagishi, Terence Higgins, Nick Daniels III, Billy Iuso
Revivalists Jam – The Revivalists with Pete Murano, Khris Royal and Carly Meyers
Ronnie – Roosevelt Collier, Oteil Burbridge, Nikki Glaspie, Nigel Hall, Ian Neville, Eric Bolivar
Mack Ten – Johnny Vidacovich, Skerik, Mike Dillon, Papa Mali, Wil Blades, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Arleigh Kincheloe, Andrew Block, Eric Vogel
Not to mention performances from Monophonics, Kung Fu, Orgone, The Heard, DJ Logic, DJ Otto, Borahm Lee, Eric McFadden, Nick Cassarino, Nate Edgar, Weedie Braimah, Alvin Ford Jr., Terrence Houston, Jermal Watson, Will Bernard.
All that…and a headliner is still TBA!