Ace Hotel announces Jazz Fest schedule for new music venue Three Keys

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Three Keys, the music venue at the recently opened Ace Hotel in New Orleans, rolls out an ambitious opening schedule for Jazz Fest. - FRAN PARENTE
  • FRAN PARENTE
  • Three Keys, the music venue at the recently opened Ace Hotel in New Orleans, rolls out an ambitious opening schedule for Jazz Fest.
Inside the recently opened Ace Hotel on Carondelet Street is a high-ceilinged checkered-floor venue, a balcony-wrapped and Tipitina's-inspired uber lounge behind the hotel's Art Deco lobby. The venue is Three Keys, named after James Booker's song of the same name and hosting nightly music and events — its opening week featured Little Maker and Tank & the Bangas, among others, and this week brings Meschiya Lake and Helen Gillet — and a dedicated calendar more in line with a downtown club than a hotel lobby bar.

The venue makes a proper debut during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with a program, dubbed Six of Saturns, featuring spots from Third Man Records, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Nick Waterhouse and Daniel Lanois, among others, as well as Preservation Hall workshops and DJ Soul Sister in conversation with George Clinton. Tickets are available online.

See the full schedule below:

SOUNDBYTES jam session hosted by PJ Morton
10 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, April 21
Free with RSVP.

Daniel Lanois and Brian Blade
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, April 22
Tickets $25 general admission, $50 VIP.

Roots of Music Benefit with Nick Waterhouse
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, April 23
By donation.

Stumptown Awakenings Q&A with George Clinton in conversation with DJ Soul Sister
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, April 24
Free with RSVP and meal price.

Daniel Lanois and Brian Blade, Theresa Andersson and Quintet with Steve Masakowski, Nicholas Payton, Roland Guerin, Dave Easley and Brian Blade
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sunday, April 24
Tickets $25 general admission, $50 VIP.

Les Artistes: Denizens of New Orleans Drag and Burlesque
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday, April 25
Free with RSVP.

Preservation Hall workshops
Noon–6 p.m. Tuesday, April 26
Musicians from the venerable music hall lead several workshops throughout the day, including workshops for percussion, woodwinds, brass, Mardi Gras Indian drumming and gospel. Ben Jaffe and Charlie Gabrial also will discuss the history of New Orleans jazz and its relation to the Civil Rights movement. Free with RSVP.

Preservation Hall Hot 4 plus CMradio
10 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday, April 26
Clint Maedgen's electronic project merges with Pres Hall. Free with RSVP.

WWOZ presents The Bootleg Duo DJ set with Tricia Boutté and Paul Longstreth
9 p.m.–1 a.m. Wednesday, April 27
Free with RSVP.

North Mississippi Allstars' Luther and Cody Dickinson with Vetiver
10 p.m.-2 a.m., Thursday, April 28
Tickets $10 general admission, $25 VIP.

Third Man Records presents Viva L'American Death Ray, Buck Biloxi & the Fucks, Planchettes, Black Abba and DJ sets by Anita Bump and Lil Blasta.
10 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, April 29
Free with RSVP.

Musicians Clinic Benefit with Hurray for the Riff Raff
10 p.m.–2 a.m. Saturday, April 30
By donation.

Lil Buck Sinegal and The Buckaroos with special guest Buckwheat Zydeco. 
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, May 1
Free with RSVP  and meal price.

South Louisiana Swamp Stampede feat. Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band, CC Adcock & the Lafayette Marquis and Guitar Lightnin' Lee and His Thunder Band
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sunday, May 1
Tickets $10 general admission, $25 VIP.

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