Music lineup includes Mannie Fresh, Soul Rebels, Amanda Shaw – NOLA Weekend

NEW ORLEANS (NOLA WEEKEND) — Soul Rebels, Mannie Fresh, Partners-N-Crime, Amanda Shaw, Brassaholics and Flowtribe are among the artists announced for the National Fried Chicken Festival 2022 music lineup heading to the lake from New Orleans on October 1. Oct. 1-2

So far, organizers today announced at a press conference two dozen musicians and bands from across the region for a diverse musical lineup on two stages at this year’s event.

Other artists on the lineup include Chris Ardoin, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Shamarr Allen, Flagboy Giz, Water Seed, Sweet Crude, Big 6 Brass Band, Tonya Boyd Cannon, DJ Keith Scott, DJ Antwigadee, DJ Rakim, TBC Brass Band, Mainline, Jodeci Juice Joint, Joce Blends and Letrainiump.

Organizers also unveiled the festival’s first-ever official poster by renowned local visual artist Nesby Phips.

“This first official poster was inspired by the high energy of the festival mixed with the drive to bring new cultural programming to the lakeside,” Phips said in a statement. “Lakeside has been under-organized for a while, and it’s my happy place, so I was very proud to help breathe new life into it.”

The poster will be available for purchase on site on both days of the festival as well as online at

Attendees will have multiple opportunities to support the work of the festival’s new non-profit partner Son of a Saint, including purchasing Sonny’s Margarita as a featured cocktail (for every margarita sold, the festival will donate $2 $ to Son of a Saint).

“As a company and as a festival, we have always placed a high value on diversity, inclusivity and generosity, and every facet of this year’s event shows that,” Cleveland Spears, III , CWF organizer and Chairman/CEO of Spears Group, said in a statement. “From our vendor and entertainment lines to new community partnerships benefiting organizations like Son of a Saint who do great work for our city, we’re expanding our impact more than ever.”

To view the 2022 FCF entertainment lineup, visit A full program will be announced in the coming weeks.

Admission to this year’s festival is $15 per day or $20 for a weekend pass. Children 12 and under enter free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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