Harrahsfest offers a free music festival Oct. 25


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Harrah's New Orleans is gearing up to celebrate its 15th anniversary with an event called Harrahsfest Sat. Oct. 25, which will feature two stages of free live music, food offerings and giveaways inside the casino (which is 21-and-up only; the outdoor festival is for all ages). Music stages will be erected at the plazas at the Canal and Poydras entrances to Harrah's.

Several food vendors will be on site, including Fulton Alley, Harrah's Buffet, Besh Steak, Lucky Dogs and the New Orleans Popcorn Wagon, as well as the food trucks La Cocinita and Food Drunk.

A fireworks show over the river begins at 8:30 p.m., and a number of former New Orleans Saints will be appearing at a party that night at the Masquerade nightclub in the casino, where 95 South and Spack Pack will perform.

Music lineup under the jump.


11-11:55 AM: Gina Brown & Anutha Level
12:20-1:20 PM: Brass-a-Holics
1:45-2:45 PM: James Andrews
3:15-4:25 PM: Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas
4:55-6:05 PM: Honey Island Swamp Band
6:35-8:00 PM: Big Sam’s Funky Nation


11:20-12:20PM: Little Freddie King Blues Band
12:45-1:45PM: Cha Wa
2:15-3:15PM: Creole String Beans
3:45-4:55PM: Stooges Brass Band
5:25-6:35PM: Amanda Shaw
7:05-8:15PM: Bucktown All-Stars


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