Big Freedia, Naughty Professor and Big Sam's Funky Nation will perform at the Fried Chicken Festival (www.friedchickenfestival.com) Sept. 23-24 in Woldenberg Park. Large crowds at last year's event prompted organizers to expand it to two days and move from Lafayette Square to the riverfront.
"With the addition of a second music stage, it allowed us the ability to create more opportunities for New Orleans musicians, while providing a greater diversity in entertainment for our guests," said festival organizer Cleveland Spears III.
The lineup also includes Shamar Allen and the Underdawgs, Motel Radio, Los Po-Boy-Citos, DJ Raj Smoove and DJ Captain Charles. Big Freedia will headline Sunday night's "Ode to Bounce, " which will include Partners-N-Crime, Cupid and Denisia.
Food vendors include Willie Mae's Scotch House, McHardy's Chicken & Fixin', The Original Fiorella's Cafe, Bayou Hot Wings, Heard Dat Kitchen, Crepes a la Cart, Dat Dog, Frencheeze Food Truck and others.