New Orleans during Jazz Fest is an entirely different world, where creatures of the night stay out all hours, hopping from venue to venue in search of nonstop music. With countless superjams, unexpected sit-ins and collaborations, and no rules or expectation of conformity, Jazz Fest after dark is its own animal.The sheer quantity of shows going on in the city at any given time can be overwhelming, so we’ve sifted through and selected some of our top picks for weekend one, weekend two, and the “daze between”. Presenting: your 2017 guide to Jazz Fest After Dark – L4LM’s top picks.DAZE BETWEEN***Monday, May 1***NOLA Crawfish Festival ft. Neville Jacobs (Ivan Neville, Chris Jacobs, Tony Hall, Brady Blade) + Eric Lindell + Good Enough for Good Times (Robert Mercurio, Jeff Raines, Simon Lott, Joe Ashlar) + Khris Royal & Dark Matter @ Central City BBQ – 3-10 PM [Tickets]Johnny Vidacovich Trio with special guests John Medeski & Oteil Burbridge @ d.b.a. – 8 PMNikki Glaspie, Jermal Watson, Nate Werth, Corey Henry, Tony Hall, Caren Green, Roosevelt Collier, Robert “Sput” Seawright & more @ The Howlin’ Wolf – 9 PM [Tickets]Frequinox ft. Donald Harrison, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio, Robert Walter & Will Bernard plus FOCKSTAR ft. Mike Dillon, MONONEON & Organ Freeman @ One Eyed Jacks – 9 PM [Tickets]Cris Jacobs & Papa Mali @ Chickie Wah Wah – 11 PMDr. Klaw @ Blue Nile – 1 AM [Tickets]Toubab Krewe @ d.b.a. – 2 AM***Tuesday, May 2***NOLA Crawfish Festival ft. NCF Funk Squad (Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., John Medeski, Terence Higgins) + MVP (Jon Cleary, Nigel Hall, Tony Hall, Derwin “Big D” Perkins, Raymond Weber) + Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory with Luther Dickinson + Boukou Groove @ Central City BBQ – 3-10 PM [Tickets]Dragon Smoke ft. Stanton Moore, Ivan Neville, Eric Lindell & Robert Mercurio @ One Eyed Jacks – 9 PM [Tickets]DRKWAV + Bitches Bloom (Eric Benny Bloom, Nigel Hall, Adam Deitch, Ryan Zoidis & Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff) @ Blue Nile – 10:30 PM [Tickets]The Nth Power Presents “Earth, Wind and Power” w/ special guests Rashawn Ross, Skerik, members of The Motet & more + All Brothers Band (Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Alan Evans & Neal Evans) + Allen Toussaint Jukebox (members of Turkuaz, New Mastersounds, Sister Sparrow, Todd Stoops & more) + Organ Freeman @ The Howlin’ Wolf – 12:30 AM [Tickets]***Wednesday, May 3***NOLA Crawfish Festival ft. Crawfish Fest All-Stars (George Porter Jr., John “Papa” Gros, June Yamagishi, Terence Higgins, Special Guests) + Crawfish Cook-Off with Corey Henry and The Treme Funktet + Raw Oyster Cult Feat. Darcy Malone & Special Guests + Organ Freeman @ Central City BBQ – 3-10 PM [Tickets]Megalomaniacs Ball ft. The Mike Dillon Band with Dean Ween & JP Gaster + Norwood Fisher & Stanton Moore Trio with Robert Walter + Mike Dillon’s Punk Rock Percussion Consortium @ The Howlin’ Wolf – 9 PM [Tickets]Roosevelt Collier, Billy Iuso & Friends Tribute to the Grateful Dead @ Chickie Wah Wah – 11 PMMegawatt Afro-Dub Soundclash ft. Raja Kassis, Luke Quaranta, Adam Deitch, Borahm Lee, Josh Werner, Weedie Braimah, Bajah, Khris Royal & Maurice “Mo Betta” Brown @ Maison – 11:30 PM [Tickets]Daze Between Band ft. Eric Krasno, Oteil Burbridge, Danny Louis, Scott Metzger & Duane Trucks + DJ Soul Sister @ One Eyed Jacks – 12 AM [Tickets]The Main Squeeze @ Blue Nile – 12 AM [Tickets]WEEKEND TWO***Thursday, May 4***Kamasi Washington @ One Eyed Jacks – 8 PM [Tickets] or 1 AM [Tickets]The Revivalists @ Orpheum Theatre – 9 PM [Tickets]Medeski, Martin & Wood + Nels Cline (of Wilco) @ Civic Theatre – 10 PM [Tickets]Lettuce w/ special guest Rashawn Ross + Marco Benevento Trio + DJ Soul Sister @ Joy Theater – 10 PM [Tickets]Jurassic 5 + Blackalicious @ The Howlin’ Wolf – 10 PM [Tickets]FIYA POWA ft. Leo Nocentelli, Ivan Neville, Stanton Moore, Tony Hall, Big Sam, Skerik, Roosevelt Collier & Maurice Brown @ Maison – 2 AM [Tickets]Adam Deitch, Ryan Zoidis, Eric “Jesus” Coomes, & DJ Tycoon @ The Howlin’ Wolf – 3 AM [Tickets]***Friday, May 5***Tab Benoit + Samantha Fish w/ special guests @ Republic NOLA – 9 PM [Tickets]15th Annual Bayou Rendezvous ft. The Bayou Rendezvous All-Stars (Johnny Vidacovich, Ivan Neville, Oteil Burbridge, Stanton Moore, Eric McFadden & Kofi Burbridge) + Dr. Klaw & The Shady Horns (Eric Krasno, Nick Daniels III, Nigel Hall, Ian Neville, Alan Evans, Ryan Zoidis, Rashawn Ross) + Orgone + Monophonics @ The Howlin’ Wolf – 9 PM-6 AM [Tickets]Axial Tilt: A Grateful Dead Celebration at Jazzfest ft. Stu Allen, Rob Eaton, Mitch Stein, Robin Sylvester, Jay Lane plus special guests Donna Jean Godchaux & Charles Neville @ Cafe Istanbul – 10 PM [Tickets]Eric Benny Bloom’s Jazz Extravaganza + BT ALC Big Band @ Chickie Wah Wah – 10 PMWorship My Organ ft. Marco Benevento, Robert Walter, John Medeski, Skerik, Daru Jones & DJ Logic @ Maison – 1:30 AM [Tickets]Naughty Professor w/ Chali 2na & Nate Werth + members of the Soul Rebels & more @ d.b.a. – 2 AMLil Baby Jesus Peasant Party featuring Jesus Coomes and Friends @ The Maple Leaf – 3 AM [Tickets]The New Mastersounds @ The Joy Theater – 3 AM [Tickets]***Saturday, May 6***Big Freedia (Live Set) + The Soul Rebels + Tank & the Bangas @ Republic NOLA – 9 PM [Tickets]Greensky Bluegrass @ House of Blues – 9 PM [Tickets]Bonnie Raitt Tribute w/ Emily Clark & The Passing Fancy ft. Sasha Brown, Shira Elias, Michelangelo Carubba, Todd Stoops, Steve Adams & Jack Pelletier @ D’Mac’s – 9 PM [Tickets]Anders Osborne & Friends ft. Ivan Neville, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Roosevelt Collier & Mike Dillon + Pimps of Joytime + New Orleans Suspects + Roosevelt Collier @ The Howlin’ Wolf [Tickets]Bureau of Sabotage ft. Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Franca, John Kadlecik & Aron Magner @ Blue Nile – 10:30 PM [Tickets]Voodoo Dead featuring Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, George Porter Jr., Jeff Chimenti, and JM Kimock @ Republic NOLA – 1:30 AM [Tickets]Soulive w/ The Shady Horns @ House of Blues – 2 AM [Tickets]The New Mastersounds @ The Joy Theater – 3 AM [Tickets]***Sunday, May 7***17th Annual Jazz Fest Crawfish Bash ft. Erica Falls @ 3207 Derby Place – 7-10 PM [Tickets]40th Anniversary of Barton Hall 5/8/77: A New Orleans Recreation of the Legendary Grateful Dead Show ft. Voodoo Dead w/ Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, George Porter Jr., Jeff Chimenti, & JM Kimock plus special guests Oteil Burbridge & Papa Mali @ Republic NOLA – 9 PM [Tickets]Khruangbin @ One Eyed Jacks – 9 PM [Tickets]Zigaboo’s 19th Annual Funk Revue + Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder (ft. Eric “Benny” Bloom, DJ Williams, Adam Deitch, Will Blades, Nigel Hall and MonoNeon) w/ Organ Freeman @ The Howlin’ Wolf – 10 PM [Tickets]JuJu Fest 2017 Finale featuring Pirate’s Choice, The FuFu All-Stars, The Wahala Boys, & Special Guests @ Blue Nile Balcony Room – 10 PM [Tickets]Green is Beautiful: Grant Green tribute ft. Eddie Roberts, Alan Evans, Chris Spies, Kevin Scott & Skerik @ Maple Leaf – 11 PM [Tickets]Marco Benevento @ Maple Leaf – 3 AM [Tickets] [Cover photo by Sam Shinault]
A survey conducted by Booking.com among 21.500 global travelers reveals that almost two thirds of travelers (63%) believe that their stay was better thanks to the owner of the accommodation who did his best and went a step further, and 62% of passengers are extremely appreciative. knowledge and experience ”that local accommodation owners can share with them. Facility hosts as a key factor The Booking.com Guest Review Awards this year showed the growing demand of travelers for alternative types of accommodation. Nearly three-quarters of the awards (73%) went to holiday homes, apartments and other unique accommodation facilities, including everything from boats and igloos to accommodation with hosts and country houses. In the same time period, more than a million arrivals via Booking.com were recorded in more than 400 cities around the world. That’s right Split found on the list as many as 29 cities around the world, including Rome, London, Dubai, Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur, which had more than 10 million guests. For the second year in a row the apartments have surpassed the hotel category and received the largest number of awards, and make up more than a third of all awarded accommodation facilities in the world (36%). Also, for the second year in a row, four of the five most awarded types of accommodation in 2018 are alternative accommodations: apartments (269.649), hotels (148.913), private accommodation (78.574), bed and breakfast (66.697) and cottages (56.303). Booking.com has announced that the number of guest arrivals in the period from 2007 will exceed 3 billion, when it comes to accommodation facilities offered on their site. Of the total number, 750 million guests have decided to spend their stay in non-hotel accommodation units that include houses, apartments and other unique facilities. Making travelers feel at home and in the most remote parts of the world has never been more important, with the most important role being played by facility hosts. “We are really happy to see how far we have come, especially bearing in mind the humble beginnings. We have achieved growth along with amazing accommodations around the world to awaken a passion for exploration among travelers and encourage them to discover the world,”Says Olivier Grémillon, vice president at booking.comhe adds: “It is also exciting to look to the future and what the travel sector will bring us. New destinations are emerging, technology is evolving, and travelers ’desire to explore and discover new experiences is only growing. Approximately 40 percent of our active customers have booked an alternative type of accommodation in the last 12 months. Unique stay experiences will continue to be at the heart of future travel, even more so than today.” The Booking.com story began with the offer of non-hotel accommodation facilities, and continued with the inclusion of the first apartment on the platform in 2000. The first mountain house was added in 2005, the first accommodation on a ship in 2006, and the first riyad in August 2007. Today, Booking.com offers more than 28 million registered accommodation units and travelers can choose accommodation in more than 148.000 destinations in more than 220 countries and territories around the world. In Croatia some of the longest available accommodation on the site include Pool Apartments Plitvice Lakes located in Grabovac just 9 km from Plitvice Lakes National Park, Casa Romantica La Parenzana located near Buje in Istria and stone Villa Varos located in Split in the immediate vicinity near Diocletian’s Palace. An impressive figure released by Booking.com today shows that travelers are increasingly appreciating and showing interest in a diverse unique accommodation experience, and this can be seen in the Guest Review Awards and recent Booking.com research.
The special events portion of the Schoenfeld program includes each of the 17 dates in the Deery Brothers Summer Series and all certificates will be mailed within a week after official race results are received at the IMCA home office. VAN BUREN, Ark. – Schoenfeld Headers continues a broad slate of awards for IMCA drivers in 2019, its 21st season as a sponsor for the sanctioning body. Drivers at 80 designated specials for the Modifieds, IMCA Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod specials vie for $50 product certificates. Manufacturer of the Official Mufflers of IMCA, Schoenfeld returns to the national decal program for Modifieds. Drivers in that division are required to display two Schoenfeld decals on their race car to be eligible for shares of national and regional point funds. When required to run a noise reduction system of 98 decibels or more, Modified, Late Model, Stock Car and SportMod drivers must compete with one of the three official Schoenfeld mufflers. “Schoenfeld is another in a growing list of companies heading into a second generation of sponsorship with IMCA,” noted Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for the sanctioning body. “We are proud of that distinction and I know they are as well.” The Van Buren, Ark., company also manufactures headers and related exhaust components. Information about the complete Schoenfeld product line is available at the www.schoenfeldheaders.com website, by calling 479 474-7529 and on Facebook.
In its final match of the season, the No. 2 USC women’s tennis team will battle crosstown rival No. 5 UCLA Thursday at Marks Stadium. USC is playing hot coming into the match, carrying a 10-match winning streak to boost themselves to an impressive 20-2, 9-0 on the season.UCLA is just behind in the rankings with a record of 18-3, 8-1.Not only are the Women of Troy playing for a perfect 10-0 Pac-12 season, but with a win they will also capture the conference championship. USC has won championships in 2009, 2012 and 2013.“There’s more emphasis because of it being the final match of the season and UCLA,” said standout freshman Meredith Xepoleas. Xepoleas is one of six USC players ranked nationally in singles.Junior Giuliana Olmos is ranked highest at No. 13, which is only two spots lower than her career-best ranking. Senior Sabrina Santamaria is just behind her climbing into the No. 19 spot.Fellow senior All-American Zoë Scandalis is now at No. 61. USC’s trio of freshman round out the national ranks for the squad with Gabby Smith at No. 75, Madison Westby at No. 78 and Xepoleas at No. 79.“We come to practice with a lot of energy and work on what we need to work on,” Santamaria said. “We’re ready for UCLA.”UCLA, however, has not been an easy matchup for the Women of Troy in recent history.The last time the Women of Troy were able to beat the Bruins was April 18, 2013 at Marks Stadium with a final score of 6-1 to finish off an undefeated Pac-12 campaign for USC.The two teams met earlier this season in Westwood on March 4. UCLA delivered an upset in this match defeating USC 4-3 in a five-hour duel.When asked about how the previous loss plays into the team’s preparation for this match, Xepoleas said that USC knows who they’re up against.“It’s going to be really tough,” she said. “Especially since they just got their No. 1 player back.” Xepoelas is referring to Robin Williams, who is ranked No.1 in the country. The Bruins have five other payers in the national rankings.USC is 48-43 against UCLA all-time, but they will be focused and ready to compete going into Thursday’s match said coach Richard Gallien.“It’s easy to get too wound up,” Gallien said. “It puts a bigger premium on managing yourself. If you let the emotions run the show, then it’s in the hands of the gods.”Santamaria reitterated the team’s eagerness to get back on the court against their crosstown rivals.“I don’t see it as the final match because we’ll have NCAA’s,” said Santamaria. “But it is UCLA and we’re always excited to play UCLA.” USC is coming into the match with an impressive ten win streak that extends through all of Pac-12 play and dates back to their match against UCLA.Not only is the team playing well as a whole, but the Women of Troy have also been dominating their competition individually. Olmos has won a team-high 32 singles matches this season. Smith is next with 25 wins on the season,Xepoleas and Scandalis have each won 23 matches, and Westby rounds out the 20-win crew with 21.Of her 23 singles victories, Xepoleas has won her past 11 in a row. Smith is the other hot hand coming into Thursday’s match on an eight-match win streak herself.On the doubles side, the duo of Smith and Westby has won their past eight matches.The Women of Troy will be looking for a strong start in doubles, as their record is a perfect 16-0 when winning the doubles point.The match will kick off with doubles at 11:30 a.m. Singles will follow at 1 p.m. and the match will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Network.