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Fiya Fest


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Fiya Fest


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Fiya Fest 2014 is a large-scale crawfish boil, music festival and benefit for The Roots of Music. The cost of your ticket includes performances by over 95 amazing artists on 3 stages plus delicious boiled crawfish to keep your FIYA fueled for the funk. 

Fiya Fest is all about raising funds and awareness to help The Roots of Music in their mission of teaching and empowering New Orleans’ youth through music education, academic support, and mentorship while preserving and promoting the city's unique musical and cultural heritage. We thank you for joining us in supporting such an amazing program and in turn helping us to ensure that the music of New Orleans lives on through its most vital asset... its children! 

ABOUT FIYAWERX PRODUCTIONS 

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2014 Line-Up


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2014 Line-Up


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MACEO PARKER

with Eric Krasno, Nikki Glaspie, Nigel Hall, Calvin Turner, The Shady Horns
 

GRITTS

George Porter Jr., Roosevelt Collier, Ivan Neville, Tony Hall, Terrence Houston, Big Sam, Sam Kininger
 

THE HEADHUNTERS SUPER JAM

Mike Clark, Bill Summers, Donald Harrison, Blackbyrd McKnight, Bernie Worrell, Fred Wesley, Karl Denson, Doug Wimbish
 

MIDNITE DISTURBERS

Stanton Moore, Big Sam, Ben Ellman, Mark Mullins, Shamarr Allen, Kevin O'Day, Matt Perrine with Rahzel, Brandon Niederauer, The Roots of Music
 

THE REVIVALISTS

with Mike Dillon, Carly Meyers, Pete Murano, Jennifer Hartswick, Khris Royal, Maggie Koerner
 

FIYAFREAX

Donald Harrison, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio, Robert Walter, Will Bernard
 

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Eric Lindell

Clint Maedgen

Marco Benevento

David Shaw

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THE NTH POWER

THE MIKE DILLON BAND

EDDIE ROBERTS' WEST COAST SOUNDS

101 RUNNERS

COREY HENRY'S TREME FUNKTET

THE HEARD with THE HOUSEMAN

 

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Cyril Neville

Corey Glover

Eric McFadden

Papa Mali

Billy Iuso
 

DJ Logic

Spinning Set Breaks

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Photo + Video


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Photo + Video


 
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Food Menu


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Food Menu


RIVERWALK MENU

Boiled Crawfish with Corn and Potatoes
Provided by Avenue Catering

McClure's BBQ

  • Brisket Sandwich
  • BBQ Chicken Sandwich
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Sausage and Chicken Gumbo
  • Jambalaya
  • Red Beans and Rice
     

Woody's Fish Tacos

  • Blackened Fish Taco
  • Sauteed Shrimp Taco
  • Gator Sausage Taco
  • Vegan Black Bean Taco*

Bratz Y'all

  • The Drunk Pig, Winner of The Best Pork Po Boy at Po Boy Fest 2013 - slow roasted pork marinated i dark beer served with homemade sauerkraut and caramelized onions on a fresh Leidenheimer bun
  • The Bavarian Brat - a pork/veal sausage topped with mustard, sauerkraut and onions
  • Nola Schnitzel - breaded and fried pork loin served wht a homemade crawfish remoulade slaw on a muffaletta
  • The King Brat - smoked pork sausage filled with white sharp cheddar wrapped in Applewood smoked bacon served with our homemade sweet chili apricot sauce

Cleo's Mediterranean Cuisine

  • Hummus* - creamy blended chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, and lemon juice
  • Baba Ghanoush* - roasted eggplant, tahini, lemon prepared with Greek olive oil
  • Grape Leaves* - grape leaves stuffed with rice and herbs, vegetarian and meat available
  • Tabbouleh Salad* - finely chopped fresh parsley, green onions, tomatoes and bulgar wheat with a lemon and olive oil dressing
  • Wraps - chicken, beef or shrimp available
  • Gyros - spiced lamb and beef with house dressing on pita bread
     

Rotolo's Pizza

  • Pepperoni Pizza
  • Cheese Pizza*
     

*Vegetarian Option

VIP MENU

The following items will be available to all VIP level ticket holders.

Chiba

  • Ceviche

Bad Bart Bell

  • Bad Bart's Black Jambalaya

Alligator Mike and the T-Bois Blues Crew

  • Acadiana Red Beans and Rice
  • Bayou Seafood Gumbo
  • Gulf Shrimp Etouffee

Chef Stephen Viguerie

  • Slow Roasted Niman Ranch Beef with Truffled Wild Mushroom Risotto

Avenue Catering

  • Cornbread Stuffed Chicken with Butternut Squash and Greenbeans

Jacques Imo's

  • Shrimp and Alligator Sausage Cheesecake

Crabby Jack's

  • Assorted Sandwiches (TBA)
 
 
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Sponsors


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Sponsors


Cloud 9 Adventures & Jam Cruise 13

Cloud 9 Adventures partnered with us to help support The Roots of Music and generously donated a 2 person balcony cabin for JAM CRUISE 13 that was raffled off at Fiya Fest 2014. Proceeds of raffle ticket sales went to The Roots of Music. Winner was announced by our boy Ivan Neville at Fiya Fest. 

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The Roots of Music


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The Roots of Music


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Mission

The Roots of Music’s mission is to teach, support and empower New Orleans’ youth through music education, academic support, and mentorship while preserving and promoting New Orleans’ unique musical and cultural heritage. The goal is to give the youth of New Orleans the resources to live positive, productive, self-reliant lives.

What They Do

The Roots of Music fills a void in music education programs in New Orleans schools. Marching bands were once an integral part of New Orleans middle schools but after Katrina, many schools discontinued their music programs for this age group. Today the Roots of Music serves over 100 students, making up a full marching band that has successfully paraded the city since Mardi Gras 2009.

The Roots' program provides music history and theory as well as instrumental instruction and ensemble performance preparation. They also provide academic tutoring, mentoring and homework assistance.

Participation in the Roots of Music is free for all students.

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Fiya Fest 2013


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Fiya Fest 2013


May 3, 2013

FIYA FEST Crawfish Boil & Benefit for The Roots of Music 

GABE
Dragon Smoke
Dr. Klaw
Karl Denson with The Dirty Dozen Horns ft. Nikki Glaspie, Eddie Roberts, Robert Walter, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman
The New Orleans Suspects and The Bonerama Horns
Funky But Better
The Revivalists
Artists at Large: Corey Glover, Mike Dillon, Skerik

Mardi Gras World
East Bank
1380 Port of New Orleans
New Orleans

 

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2013 Sponsors Include:

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Family Funktion Crawfish Boils


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