Michael J. O’Hara ‘The Sheik’ and Resurrection
SATURDAY MAY 7, 4-5PM
A St. Louis native, Michael J. O’Hara – who wrote his first piano composition at age 6 – formed a successful regional rock band in the late 70s, The Sheiks, which moved to New Orleans in 1979. Developing a diehard local following, the band opened for legendary rock acts like the Rolling Stones, The Who, The Police, Chaka Khan and many others. A toss of the coin found him moving to Los Angeles and securing a publishing deal with MCA/Universal. He penned #1 hits for legendary artist Anita Baker and songs for other top artists. All in all, Michael has garnered four Grammy nominations, two American Music Award nominations and two BMI awards. He recently moved back to his beloved New Orleans and formed a new band Resurrection, which covers his old songs from The Sheiks, among other projects.
Beat Root Revival
SUNDAY MAY 8, 3:45 – 4:45PM
When word of mouth began to spread about their performances in their native UK, Ben Jones and Andrea Magee decided to seek out musical adventure in America. Inspired to spend time here because of the history of American music, the blues, rock and roll and 60’s pop-influenced duo were taken by the hospitality of the locals, particularly in Austin, New Orleans and Nashville. Charming audiences from Europe to the U.S., they released their debut effort Waiting for A Miracle 2014, and they have recently signed with Toulouse and Sony/RED.
SATURDAY MAY 7, 5:15 – 6PM
A staple in the New Orleans Hip Hop community, Truth Universal has been a leader on the southern Hip Hop scene for more than a decade. While he calls the flourishing New Orleans Hip Hop underground home, Truth has an international perspective that he brings to his music through his birth and childhood in Diego Martin, Trinidad. Truth has shared the stage with the likes of Talib Kweli, dead prez, Mos Def, The Roots, Alanis Morrissette, Michael Franti, Immortal Technique, Luciano, Zion I and more.
Claude Bryant and the AllStars
SATURDAY MAY 7, 11:30 – 2PM
Claude Bryant and the AllStars are a four piece combo ready to funk you out with reggae and New Orleans funk. If you like to dance, party and groove, this is the band for you.
Burger and Fries
SUNDAY May 8th, 12 – 2:15pm
Of course, make that a ‘Veggie Burger’ and Fries at NOLA Veggie Fest!
Burger and Fries is fun local band offering an array of styles from the 50’s to today’s music!! Their goal is to get everyone dancing and singing along and having the best time of their lives. Check them out on Mother’s Day and enjoy hits that Moms of all ages will enjoy.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2:15pm – 3pm / 3:15pm – 3:45pm
Stuart McNair is a singer/songwriter and piano/keys/accordion player based in
New Orleans. He plays roots music ranging from early New Orleans Blues and Jazz, to
Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco, to more recent NOLA pioneers like Professor Longhair
and Dr. John.Stuart has taken his songs all over, from the Bluebird in Nashville
to CBGB’s in New York…from Fringefest in Edinburgh, Scotland, to the London
pub scene during the 2012 Olympics. Called “one of the South’s musical treasures”
for his ability to embody Southern musical traditions and weave them into Earth-friendly,
life-affirming, uplifting songs.
Ramones Tribute Band
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 5:15pm – 5:45pm
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 5:45pm – 6pm
Devil Machine: 2 members are from NOLA, 2 are from Napa, CA. Just a big punk mess.
Closing out the Fest with a Prince tribute!
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 11 – 11:30am
Tani Layne is a classic rock, hard rock and easy listening cover artist. She was the vocalist for original progressive rock band Core9, vocalist/keyboard/rhythm guitarist for classic rock cover band Secret Ingredient and currently sits in with Storywood. She also has a soft rock/pop solo act. Tani has been an ethical vegetarian since 1997.