Last week we reported on a benefit called Fiya Fest that will be held in New Orleans on May 3rd. Remember this lineup? GABE (George Porter Jr., Billy Iuso, Eric Bolivar and Anders Osborne), Dragon Smoke (Ivan Neville, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio and Eric Lindell), Dr. Klaw (Eric Krasno, Nigel Hall, Ian Neville, Adam Deitch and Nick Daniels), Karl Denson with The Dirty Dozen Horns (Nikki Glaspie, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Robert Walter and Eddie Roberts), The New Orleans Suspects and the Bonerama Horns, Funky But Better (Terrence Higgins, Nigel Hall, Big Sam, Roosevelt Collier, Khris Royal, Doug Wimbish and Eric McFadden), The Revivalists and Artists-At-Large Mike Dillon, Corey Glover and Skerik. Today, the event’s promoters announced Fiya Fest will be held in a bigger venue.
Fiya Fest will take place at at the Grand Ballroom and Outdoor Plaza at Mardi Gras World on the East Bank which is located at 1380 Port of New Orleans on the Mississippi River. Tickets will be available to the public at fiyafest.com starting at noon this Friday, March 8th. Tickets include 10 hours worth of music, liquor, beer, soft drinks, water and The ticket will be for a 10 hour all-inclusive music, liquor, beer, soft drinks, water, crawfish and other food. Proceeds will benefit The Roots of Music.