The 5th annual Backbeat Jazzfest Series has confirmed a number of additional shows, including appearances by the South Memphis String Band, Alvin Youngblood Hart and Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers), Big Sam Williams, Nicholas Payton, Luther Dickinson, Brian Coogan, Nikki Glaspie (drummer for Beyonce), Calvin Turner and Eric Krasno & Friends feat. Oteil & Kofi Burbridge. These acts join the likes of Gene Ween, Grupo Fantasma, Marco Benevento, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Dirty Dozen Brass Band , The Slip, Hill Country Revue and “Nevillution,” among others.

Here’s the series’ confirmed lineup:

Tipitina’s French Quarter 233 N. Peters Street

April 22 NEVILLUTION A Multi-Generational Celebration of Neville Music & New Orleans Culture With Neville Family, Friends and Special Guests. Cyril, Charmaine, Charles, Damion, Omari Neville and more. With The Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indians and more

April 23 Marco Benevento & Friends: Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood), Dave Dreiwitz (Ween), and Mark Mullins (Bonerama)

April 23 Hill Country Revue (The modern Southern Rock / Blues band for the new generation. Formed by Cody Dickinson from the North Mississippi Allstars in 2008, it features Chris Chew, Kirk Smithhart, Ed “Hot” Cleveland and Daniel Coburn.)

April 23 George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners

April 24 Anders Osborne / Eric Lindell

April 24 The Slip / Surprise Me Mr. Davis / Marco Benevento Trio

April 25 Tim Reynolds & TR3 w/ The Benjy Davis Project

April 29 Cyril Neville & Tribe 13 Followed by Toubab Krewe
(CD Release Show For “The Essential Cyril Neville”)

April 30 Tab Benoit’s Swampland Jam w/ special guest Chubby Carrier & more

April 30 Some Cat From Japan: Music Inspired By Jimi Hendrix
Feat. guitarist Will Bernard (Stanton Moore Trio), singer Nigel Hall (Lettuce), guitarist Scott Metzger (RANA), bassist Ron Johnson (Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe/Brett Dennen) and drummer Eric Bolivar (Anders Osborne, Bonerama)

May 1 Theresa Andersson plus Mia Borders

May 1 Bonerama w/ special guests

Blue Nile 532 Frenchmen Street

April 29 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue w/ Dr. Gonzeaux

April 30 Big Sam’s Funky Nation w/ Suenalo!

April 30 Soulive

May 1 Soulive

May 1 The Iguanas

May 1 DJ Real & DJ Black Pearl w/ special guests Suénalo!

May 1 Toubab Krewe

May 2 Funky Butt Revisited II featuring Big Sam Williams, Kirk Joseph, Terence Higgins w/ special guests tba

Maison 508 Frenchmen Street

April 23 Grupo Fantasma w/ Jose Conde y Nola Fresca, Los Po-Boy-Citos

April 23 Glen David Andrews w/ The Revivalists and Easy Company

April 24 Big Sam’s Funky Nation / The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Jamie McLean Band + Young Fellaz Brass Band

April 24 Silent Cinema / Glasgow

April 24 New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars w/ special guests

Aprril 25 Funky Butt Revisited w/ Big Sam Williams, Nicholas Payton, Luther Dickinson, Brian Coogan, Nikki Glaspie and Calvin Turner

April 25 South Memphis String Band feat. Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars/Black Crowes), Alvin Youngblood Hart and Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers)

April 28 Eric Krasno and Friends feat. Oteil Burbridge, Adam Deitch, Kofi Burbridge and Nigel Hall. Plus special guests Khris Royal & Dark Matter (Eric Krasno’s “Reminisce” CD Release Party)

April 30 Gene Ween (solo) w/ special guest Grayson Capps

April 30 Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes

April 30 The Heavy Pets w/ special guests EarPhunk