The Best Fest Announces Stones Fest New Orleans July 17


Fresh off April’s hugely successful, star-studded, Petty Fests Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago, The Best Fest Sponsored by Jameson® Irish Whiskey, proudly presents Stones Fest New Orleans. This marks the first time The Fest brings their one of kind must see rock & roll circus to the great city of New Orleans.  As always, the acclaimed Cabin Down Below Band will host the illustrious cast of musicians, comedians, actors and surprise guests, brought together to celebrate the incomparable Rolling Stone catalog.

Stones Fest New Orleans will be held at Tipitina’s Uptown on July 17. Confirmed performers include: Ann Wilson of Heart, Jason Sudeikis, George Porter, Jr., John Mccauley of Deer Tick, Jesse Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius, Karen Elson, Doyle Bramhall Ii, The White Buffalo, Pat Sansone and Glenn Kotche of Wilco, Scott Mcmicken and Toby Leaman of Dr. Dog, Joe Pug, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Matt Sorum and Ace Harper, Vanessa Carlton, Eric Pulido of Midlake, Butch Walker, Ryan Miller of Guster, Nikki Lane, Lukas Nelson, Ruby Amanfu, Jonathan “Boogie” Long and many more

As is tradition, all proceeds from ticket sales from this show will go back to the music community.  Tipitina’s will donate one dollar from every ticket to The Tipitina’s Foundation, providing New Orleans public schools with musical instruments and raising the awareness of the New Orleans music legacy, while 100% of the ticket sale proceeds will go to benefit Sweet Relief and the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity that provides financial assistance to musicians facing illness or disability.  Every penny raised for Sweet Relief from this show will be used to assist musicians in need in New Orleans.

The Best Fest is proud to be sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey.  Together over the course of the past year and a half, they have raised hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars for Sweet Relief with multiple sold-out shows in NYC, LA, San Francisco, Austin, Nashville, Seattle, Chicago and Dublin Ireland.  The list of guest stars includes Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, Perry Farrell, Johnny Depp, Ke$ha, Dhani Harrison, Mike Campbell, Justin Townes Earl, Trisha Yearwood, Lady Antebellum, Grace Potter, The Strokes, Phosphorescent, Civil Wars, Doyle Bramhall II and many many more.

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems….

About The Best Fest:

It all started when three friends decided to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 60th birthday with a jam session in a tiny Lower East side bar. The Best Fest – Dylan Fest, Petty Fest, Stones Fest – quickly became a New York tradition. The New York Times described The Fest as “one of the most jubilant events of the year” and Rolling Stone touted it as “an experience that is equal parts concert and celebration.”  New York magazine labeled Petty Fest “Low Brow and Brilliant” in its weekly back-page Approval Matrix. Now proudly sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey The Best Fest travels the globe producing one of a kind all-star charity concerts. For more information please visit

About Jameson® Irish Whiskey:

Jameson Irish Whiskey is a smooth and perfectly balanced triple distilled Irish Whiskey rooted in Irish heritage dating back to 1780 when legendary John Jameson released his first cask. The brand’s success comes down to the skilled distillers that ensure Jameson’s unique taste and the communities who have supported its handcrafted quality for hundreds of years. Reliably timeless and simple, Jameson is best enjoyed during great times with great friends.

The world’s No 1 selling Irish whiskey and is amongst the elite of the fastest growing international spirit brands in the world. The success of the Irish brand is down to its great quality and smooth taste, coupled with a fantastic heritage, established in 1780 by the legendary John Jameson. It has all the quality credentials to allow it be consumed straight, but is versatile and is equally great when mixed.

About Sweet Relief Musicians Fund:

Since 1994 Sweet Relief has been offering vital assistance to professional musical artists in need. Many prominent musicians, professionals and music fans have contributed enthusiastically to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.