WWOZ announces new virtual festival after ‘Festing in Place’ success

Months after the unprecedented “Festing in Place” drew a million-strong crowd for a virtual Jazz Fest, WWOZ hopes to recreate the experience for a second time.

The local radio station announced a new virtual festival called “Festing in Place: The Next Fest Thing,” just in time for Labor Day weekend.

WWOZ announces a second round of “Festing in Place” for Labor Day weekend. Source: WWOZ

Similar to the first edition, WWOZ will broadcast classic live sets from New Orleans music legends for a stay-at-home experience.

Music lovers can tune in to Festing in Place: The Next Fest Thing from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 to Sept. 7 and Sept. 11 to Sept. 13. WWOZ will create special cubes highlighting the schedule which will feature some of the great performances in the history of New Orleans music.


The seven-day broadcast will include performances from several popular New Orleans festivals including Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest, Satchmo SummerFest and the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Fest.

Sets from past and present New Orleans legends are planned including performances from Dr. John, Fats Domino, The Neville Brothers, Pete Fountain, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Louis Prima, James Booker, Aaron Neville, Trombone Shorty, Kermit Ruffins, John Boutte,  Professor Longhair,  Marcia Ball, Jimmy Buffett,  The Radiators, Treme Brass Band, Ernie K-Doe, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Al Hirt, Henry Butler, Tank and the Bangas, Jon Batiste, Mavis Staples, Rebirth Brass Band and many other Jazz, Blues, Cajun and Zydeco artists.

In addition to the music, there will be interview segments highlighting the music, food, and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana to give the feeling of a wide-reaching cultural festival.

For more information, visit WWOZ.org.

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