Musical performances will be by:

Circus Mind with Very Special Guest BIG SAM
Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir

We’re beyond excited to announce the return of our partners in crime, Circus Mind. In the past years they have brought special guests to our FAT FRIDAY stage, including Charles Neville. This year, they will be joined by New Orleans legend Big Sam (of Big Sam’s Funky Nation).

We are always grateful for the songs and sermons preached by Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir!

Our musical lineup will include many more special guests — guaranteed to make you forget your woes with their righteous beats, and to make you revel in the sweet NOLA seduction that is FAT FRIDAY!

Emcee fun for the evening is provided by everyone’s favorite, Christopher Hardwick; deep NOLA tracks are spun by DJ Douggie Style.

This year’s guest, Big Sam will be bringing his “Noladelic PowerFunk” to this year’s FAT FRIDAY! Big Sam started with Rebirth Brass Band as a teenager, and later toured with Allen Toussaint and Elvis Costello. Native to New Orleans, Big Sam combines funk, rock & roll, hip-hop, and jazz with his brassy Louisiana sound into one exciting groove. His live performances have made him a legend.

As Big Sam says “It’s music about love and partying. Everyone can get down with that.”

  (original photos featured on Big Sam’s Funky Nation’s Website)