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This weekend, a brand-new festival comes to the Lafitte Greenway

Robin Barnes and Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet headline the family-friendly event

Photo by Hunter King/Friends of Lafitte Greenway

For the first time ever, the Lafitte Greenway will host a free, daylong music festival. “Hike Fest: Tunes, Tales, and Trails” takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Greenway Great Lawn (500 N. Galvez St.).

Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet, Robin Barnes, TBC Brass Band, Michot’s Melody Makers, The Funk Griot, and the Trombone Shorty Music Academy youth band are among the performers. Food, beer/cocktail, and art vendors will sell their wares. Every half hour, guided walking tours depart from the Great Lawn, and kid-friendly activities are also on the roster.

The event is presented by New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission and Friends of the Lafitte Greenway. It’s an expansion of the annual Hike the Lafitte Greenway event, which is now in its 13th year. Performer timeslots are below.

Event timeslots

11 a.m. Trombone Shorty Music Academ

12:15 p.m. Funk Griot

1:30 p.m. TBC Brass Band

2:45 p.m. Michot’s Melody Makers

4 p.m. Robin Barnes

5:15 p.m. Corey Henry and the Treme Funktet

Lafitte Greenway

Lafitte Greenway, New Orleans, LA 70119