7TH ANNUAL SUPERFLY DURING JAZZFEST

New Orleans-based music promoter Superfly Productions is proud to announce its 7th annual "Superfly during JazzFest" concert series. These special events will take place from Friday, April 25 through Sunday, May 4 at several venues throughout New Orleans, including the State Palace Theatre, the Saenger Theatre, the Orpheum Theater, the Maple Leaf, The Riverboat Cajun Queen, and brand new entertainment complex Twi-Ro-Pa. Confirmed shows are listed below, with additional shows to be announced soon.

The 2003 Superfly during JazzFest concert series presents a colorful cross-section of styles and set-ups. The schedule features esteemed veterans like the funky Meters and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones (both performing at the intimate Orpheum Theatre), and fresh acts like neo-bluegrass outfit Yonder Mountain String Band and steel guitar prodigy Robert Randolph & the Family Band. The series also brings to town perennially outrageous rock band Ween, supported by a rare performance from Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains. Led by bass giant Les Claypool (Primus, Oysterhead), Bucket of Bernie Brains is an all-star funk-rock conglomerate featuring enigmatic guitar innovator Buckethead (currently of Guns 'n' Roses), P-Funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell, and drum wizard Brain. The latter three, fellow members of critically acclaimed metal/electronic project Praxis, assembled with Claypool for their inaugural performance at Superfly's first annual Bonnaroo Music Festival last June. With Ween's irreverent lyrics and rhapsodic songbook and unencumbered heavy rock exploration by Colonel Claypool and crew, the show is sure to be a series pinnacle. Other highlights include Galactic co-headlining with Jack Johnson for the second straight year, and special riverboat shows with hometown roots rockers the Radiators and progressive bluegrass multi-instrumentalist Keller Williams.

Along with the usual club and theater venues, this year, Superfly will utilize Twi-Ro-Pa for programming during JazzFest. Located on Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans' famed Warehouse District, Twi-Ro-Pa is an historic industrial complex, recently converted into a full-scale arts and entertainment venue. Completely upgraded and embellished with artistic amenities, Twi-Ro-Pa is one of the hippest music venues in the city. Its multi-modular setup allows simultaneous performances at the same location. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will take the venue's Tchoupitoulas Room for an 11-night residency, while national headliners will play the larger Twi-Ro-Pa Live room. Once again, the Superfly during JazzFest concert series will dominate the season's late night activity with a host of acts appearing into the early morning at Twi-Ro-Pa and other club venues.

As always, in addition to scheduled acts, the series' multi-venue format will promote special collaborations and surprise sit-ins in a freewheeling, creative atmosphere where the musical possibilities are limitless. With such a wide variety of artists participating, and the support of an audience that thrives on spontaneity, each performance at the Superfly during JazzFest concert series is a unique experience.

The Superfly during JazzFest concert series began in 1997 to fulfill an intense demand for nighttime music events during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Since then, the event has grown rapidly to become a premier destination for serious music fans from all over the country. Spanning eleven days, several venues, and dozens of performances, the Superfly series caters to the exploding grassroots rock fan base, a group of passionate live music lovers who favor improvisation-based acts of all sorts.

Check out www.superflypresents.com for the complete information on the Superfly during JazzFest concert series. Check out the JamBase JazzFest at Night guide for all shows.

Superfly During JazzFest 2003 Schedule

Thursday, 4.24 through Sunday, 5.04 (11 night residency)
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Twi-Ro-Pa Tchoupitoulas Room
$12 tickets | On sale 2/12 at 11AM central time
Superfly Ticketing
Doors 9 pm, show 10 pm

Friday, 4.25
The Radiators
Riverboat Cajun Queen
$45 tickets | On sale 2/12 at 11AM central time
Superfly Ticketing
Doors 9:30, Boat departs at 10:15 sharp

Friday, 4.25
Yonder Mountain String Band
Plus TBA
Twi-Ro-Pa
$20 tickets | On sale 2/12 at 11AM central time
Superfly Ticketing
Doors 9, show 10 pm

Saturday, 4.26
Galactic
Plus TBA
Twi-Ro-Pa
$25 Tickets | On sale 2/12 at Noon central time
Superfly Ticketing
Doors 9, Show 10 pm

April 26, 27, 28 & 29
Charlie Hunter Trio Residency
The Mermaid Lounge Tickets: $12 in advance, $14 day of each show
On-Sale through Superfly Ticketing on Wed. 2/19/03 @ Noon CST

Wednesday, 4.30
Garage A Trois
Plus Maktub
Twi-Ro-Pa
$25 tickets | On sale 2/12 at Noon central time
Superfly Ticketing
Doors 9, show 10 pm

Wednesday, 4.30 (late)
MOFRO
Maple Leaf
$15 tickets | On sale 2/12 at Noon central time
Superfly Ticketing
Doors 1am, Show 2am

Thursday, 5.01
Robert Randolph and The Family Band
Plus TBA
Twi-Ro-Pa
$25 tickets | On sale 2/12 at Noon central time
Superfly Ticketing
Doors 9, show 10 pm

Thursday, 5.01 (late)
Robert Walter's 20th Congress
Maple Leaf
$20 tickets | On sale 2/12 at Noon central time
Superfly Ticketing
Doors 1am, Show 2am

Friday, 5.02
moe.
Plus TBA
Orpheum Theatre
$25 tickets | On sale 2/12 at Noon central time
Ticketmaster.com
Door 9, Show 10

Friday, 5.02
Jack Johnson (10pm) | Galactic (midnight)
State Palace Theatre
$30 tickets | On sale 2/12 at Noon central time
Ticketmaster.com
Doors 9, Jack Johnson 10 pm, Galactic midnight

Friday 5.02 (late)
North Mississippi Allstars
Twi-Ro-Pa
$20 tickets | On sale 2/12 at 1PM central time
Superfly Ticketing
Doors 1:00 am, Show 2:00 am

Friday 5.02
Keller Williams
Riverboat Cajun Queen
$25 tickets | On sale 2/12 at 1PM central time
Superfly Ticketing
Doors 9:30, Boat departs at 10:15 sharp

Saturday, 5.03
Ween plus Col. Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains
State Palace Theatre
$29 tickets| On sale 2/12 at Noon central time
Ticketmaster.com
Doors 9, show 10 pm

Saturday, 5.03
O.A.R.
Twi-Ro-Pa
$20 tickets | On sale 2/12 at 1pm cenrtal time
Superfly Ticketing
Doors 9, Show 10 pm

Saturday, 5.03
Bela Fleck and The Flecktones
Plus TBA
Orpheum Theatre
$30 tickets | On sale 2/12 at Noon central time
Ticketmaster.com
Doors 9, show 10 pm

Saturday, 5.03 (late)
Soulive
Twi-Ro-Pa
$20 tickets | On sale 2/12 at 1PM central time
Superfly Ticketing
Doors 1:00 am, Show 2:00 am

Saturday, 5.03
An Evening With Gov't Mule: The Deepest End
Saenger Theatre
$30 tickets | On sale 2/14 at Noon central time
Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 504.522.5555.
Doors 9, show 10 pm

Sunday, 5.04
The funky Meters
Plus TBA
Orpheum Theatre | On sale 2/12 at Noon central time
Ticketmaster.com
$25 tickets
Doors 9, Show 10 pm

All shows go on sale Wednesday, February 12th. State Palace and Orpheum Theatre shows go on sale at 12:00 NOON Central Time. Twi-Ro-Pa and Riverboat Cajun Queen shows go on sale at 11:00 AM Central Time

Tickets for The State Palace and The Orpheum available at all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or (504)-522-5555.

Tickets for Twi-Ro-Pa & The Riverboat Cajun Queen available through Superfly Ticketing at www.superflypresents.com and at the Mushroom, located at 1037 Broadway in New Orleans, (504)-866-6065.

http://www.superflypresents.com

[Published on: 2/10/03]

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