The National Fried Chicken Festival serves up a hot music lineup to go along with its finger-licking chicken when the fest hits Woldenberg Riverfront Park on Sept. 22 to Sept. 23. Organizers for the fest released this year’s fresh music lineup via Instagram.
DJ and producer Mannie Fresh, Cajun fiddler and singer Amanda Shaw, trumpet player Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, funk-rock band Flow Tribe, the Original Pinettes Brass Band and Cajun and Zydeco band the Pine Leaf Boys are all set to perform on the festival’s main stage.
The music roster also features some other acts sprinkled in on the main stage. Festival-goers can also see performances across two other areas — the DJ Stage, which will feature popular local acts like DJ Raj Smoove and DJ RQ Away, and the Sizzle Shack, which features the Uptown Jazz Orchestra among the lineup.
Shaw will take the stage at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Allen will follow at 7:30 p.m. Sunday features the Pine Leaf Boys, the Original Pinettes Brass Brand, Flow Tribe and Mannie Fresh closing out the festival at 7 p.m.
The free fest will be on Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In addition to music, the third annual fest will feature more than 30 restaurants from across the country. A new beer tasting garden hosted by Miller Coors and NOLA Brewery along with a Crown Royalty Lounge is also set to debut this year.
For more information and to view the complete music lineup, visit the Fried Chicken Festival’s website.
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