New Orleans Street Party


Live music all day and all night.

There’s only one place you’ll want to be on Saturday 28 May.

We’ve sorted the festival atmosphere with live music throughout the day, a special New Orleans themed menu, and all your favourite drinks. Check out the amazing line up. You’ll find the menu below.

1pm – Louis Thompson-Munn 

Louis Thomson-Munn is a piano, keyboard player and vocalist. But that doesn’t quite capture it.

As a solo performer, the warmth of his vocal and personality slide off the stage and wrap you in a maple syrup sunrise.

Effortless playing and an ability to fit into any showcase make him the best choice to have your lunch with.

Come and enjoy some street plates and have lunch with Louis.

2pm – Pip Payne 

One man, one slide guitar, one stomp box, and subs…

Pip Payne is energy incarnate. Whether he is crooning with intensity or booming with joy – this one man show will take you for a wide cadillac ride! Slide into your afternoon with some street food specials and cheers to your ears!

3pm – Red Dog Duo

Red Dog Duo are the best of Wellington’s local blues legends

If good-time country blues is your thing, then local blues legends Dave Murphy and Dougal Speir are your go to! From old-school Delta blues classics to jump-jive and wailing, down home testifying jive and swing, this is as good as it gets in NZ

4pm – Mel Stevenson

Adding a slice of hip, cool and groovy into the day – Mel Stevenson are a 7-8 piece band of ages younger than your oldest piece of cheese

Already they have racked up major festival appearances and have become the kings and queen of the Cuba St busk – almost before they’ve hit university.

Hailing from Wellington – these dedicated young musicians are energetic, slick … just fabulous musicians

6pm Oscar Lavën’s Rock n Roll Sax

Oscar Lavën is often listed with attention to his attire first, his dynamism and eclectic playing second.

His absolute mastery of his music and direction of the stage need to war with those as first sentiment. Capital Blues Club has had the honour of this “Rock n Roll” sax version of Oscar on stage regularly over the last year-ish. (Covid years are fluid) The programmes he puts together for the club are varied, appropriate and delivered with marvellous ease. Always gathering great co-pilots, in this band they are John Rae, Patrick Bleakley, Alistair Campbell and Damian Forlong.

8pm  Crash Bandihoot

Appropriate that Crash Bandihoot’s inaugural show for the Capital Blues Club is on New Orleans Street Vibes day! It is after all “What They Are Known For”! Well, that and being a highly energetic ensemble of skilled performers.

They’ll be bringing this high energy second line brass band music to you – in a perfect match for this festival.

10-12 Ras Judah & Culture Embassy

Taking out the evening – this 10 piece multicultural band prides itself on the mix of influences that show through in their music.

Positively Pan African, but with forays into almost every other cultural influence on the planet! Beat driven, joyous and made of many!

What a way to take out the night…

Book a table or just come down during the day and enjoy!

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