2023 NOLA Crawfish Festival - May 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2023 - The Broadside

600 N Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA


The NOLA Crawfish Festival is back again!  The true local New Orleans experience.  As in years past, Nola Crawfish Fest will settle into the days between Jazzfest weekends, Monday May 1st through Wednesday May 3rd. 

Attendees can loosen up and hang out every day from 3pm till 10pm within the carefree backdrop of the Mid-City anchor and fabulous outdoor venue, The Broadside. Enjoy mouthwatering scents and flavors from the thousands of pounds of hot boiled crawfish, prepared on-site by Chris "Shaggy" Davis and his NOLA Crawfish King staff.

And oh yeah, we have some of our friends, local Louisiana legends and musical heroes on deck to help get your body moving and fill your soul.

New Orleans finest Musicians in an intimate setting, literally tons of crawfish in a safe and great outdoor space? Epic times to be had!  

NCF 2023 Artists and Daily Lineups

Monday May 1st

  • PBS (Porter, Batiste & Stoltz)
  • Tony Hall & Friends featuring Anjelika "Jelly" Joseph
  • The Rumble featuring Chief Joseph Boudreaux
  • Luther Dickinson (Artist At-Large)
  • The NCF Crawfish Eatin' Comp

Tuesday May 2nd

  • Sonny Landreth
  • Lost Bayou Ramblers
  • Deltaphonic
  • Luther Dickinson (Artist At-Large)
  • NCF Ultimate Crawfish Cook-Off

Wednesday May 3rd

  • NCF Allstars featuring Anders Osborne, George Porter, Jr, Ivan Neville and Stanton Moore
  • Marco Benevento Band w/ special guest Eric Krasno
  • Terence Higgins' Gator Blaq 
  • Chris Mulé & Friends
  • Luther Dickinson (Artist At-Large)

NOLA Crawfish Fest also features:

  • Louisiana Arts and Craft Market


What can I bring into the event?

A good appetite, spirit and attitude! This event has everything else you should need. Please, no Fest chairs! There is plenty of seating in/around the stage and food areas.

Will there be other food and drink available?

Yes, in addition to Crawfish, you can taste award winning BBQ (and other Louisiana delicacies) from the Nola Crawfish King Seafood and Barbecue Team each day!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The Broadside is currently not an all ages venue. 18 and up only. 21+ to drink.  

Do children require a ticket for Nola Crawfish Fest?

The Broadside is currently not an all ages venue.  18 and up only. 21+ to drink.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Visit nolacrawfishfest.com

What's the refund policy?

This is a rain or shine event. There will be no refunds provided.

When will the daily lineup be announced?

We will announce the daily headliners and artists after the early-bird sale concludes.  Get your heavily discounted tickets today for the best deal!

When will daily tickets go on-sale? 

When we announce the daily headliners and artists, we will open up the daily ticket sales. Stay tuned or take advantage of the early bird 3-day packages for the best value!

Do I need a paper ticket?  

No.  Please save a tree and use your mobile device (email with QR code) or just supply the ID of the registrant/ticket purchaser to be admitted.