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Fiya Fest


Fiya Fest


MAY 1st, 2015

1380 Port of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70130

Fiya Fest 2015 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 2 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! 


Event FAQs / Terms + Conditions →


General Admission includes:

- Entrance to the event (re-entry admitted) and access to all Flame Stage and Outside Stage performances
- Crawfish, boiled on-site 

VIP Package includes:

- Premium food included
- 4 Free drinks or beer
- Crawfish, boiled on site
- Access to all Flame Stage and River Stage performances

Thank You For Your Support!


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Food Menu


Food 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


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


  • 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)




Cloud 9 Adventures & Jam Cruise 14

Cloud 9 Adventures partnered with us to help support The Roots of Music and generously donated a 2 person balcony cabin for JAM CRUISE 14 that was raffled off at Fiya Fest 2015. 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


The Roots of Music



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.