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NOLA Crawfish Festival

  • 1201 S. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70113
  • 1201 S. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70113
  • 1201 S. Rampart St.
    New Orleans, LA 70113
  • Presented By: NOLA Crawfish King
  • Dates: 04/29/2019 - 05/01/2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Central City BBQ
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: $35-$425

NOLA Crawfish Fest

What better way is there to celebrate crawfish season than with its own festival? The fourth annual NOLA Crawfish Fest does just that. Presented by NOLA Crawfish King, the NOLA Crawfish Fest takes place April 29 - May 1 at Central City BBQ. Over 6,000 lbs of crawfish will be boiled on the spot by the Crawfish King himself, Chris “Shaggy” Davis. In addition to the boil itself, there will be a number of live music performances and competitions, including a crawfish cook-off and an eating competition.  

Music Line Up

This year’s fest will feature a number of local musicians to jam out with as the boil begins. Attendees can expect the following:

Monday, April 29:

Neville Jacobs ft. Cris Jacobs, Ivan Neville, Tony Hall, Brady Blade/p>

NOLA Crawfish Allstars ft. George Porter, Jr, Dave Malone, Billy Iuso and Terrence Higgins

Soul Brass Band

Tuesday, April 30:

The Iceman Special

The Mike Dillon Band w/ Brady Blade, Brian Haas, Tiff Lamson and Nathan Lambertson

  • NCF Theory of Funk ft. Jermal Watson, Ari Teitel, Big Sam Williams, Joey Porter, Kevin Scott, Nick Cassarino and Drew Baham


Wednesday, May 1:

Samantha Fish + Jonathan “Boogie” Long

Anders Osborne & Friends

Papa Mali & Alvin "Youngblood" Hart

Additional artists to be announced. For updates, visit here. 

NOLA Crawfish Fest Tickets

General admission + VIP tickets are available for each day of the festival as well as three-day passes. General admission tickets grant access to the fest and its performances valid for the day purchased. Crawfish + drinks will be available for purchase. 

The Crawfish King Super VIP 3-Day pass includes unlimited crawfish, drinks and other New Orleans favorites, as well as VIP seating, entrance, event poster + shirt plus much more. 

For more information and details on all ticket packages, visit here. 

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Central City BBQ

Home to the best BBQ in the Big Easy and one of the newest, most unique venues. Features reclaimed wood walls and custom built farmhouse tables. A non-traditional BBQ restaurant that uses traditional smoking...