Pet de Kat Krewe - Worldwide Festivalists, established 1992

The Pet de Kat Krewe (PDKK or PDK) is a loosely disorganized group of music fans who seek out great festivals, support live music and have been dubbed a professional audience. Founded in 1992 by a group of South Florida music fanatics who shared an audience at live music clubs. When the group started spotting each other at events around the country, a krewe was formed. Discovered by thousands during the 1993 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the krewe was dubbed "Worldwide Festivalists."

The Purple Board

The cyber kat fever began on the Jazz Fest purple board and quickly spread worldwide.  Kats are still hanging out on the latest incarnation of the Jazz Fest board, and can also be spotted on Twitter & the PDKK Facebook group.

Gatherings of the Krewe 

In addition to the Jazz Fest gathering, various chapters of the krewe will host a party or organize a gathering for a regional festival. These gatherings include post Fest parties (aka Jazz Fest survivor parties), a Nola'tober gathering in New Orleans, halfway to Fest parties and ongoing local get togethers just because we feel like it.


AXS TV features live and tape-delayed broadcasts from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivalduring the festival's second weekend. New this year to the broadcast will be aerial footage shot from the DirecTV blimp.

AXS TV schedule for 2015 Jazz Fest:

Friday, May 1
Keith Urban • Hozier • Wilco • Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk With Guest Artist Art Neville • The Revivalists • Tedeschi Trucks Band • Paloma Faith • Galactic Featuring Macy Gray • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band • Alison Krauss & Union Station • Chicago

Saturday, May 2
John Legend • Mia Borders • Allen Toussaint • Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Orchestra With Special Guest Dee Dee Bridgewater • Widespread Panic • Ryan Adams • Bonerama • Sturgill Simpson • Marcia Ball • Jerry Lee Lewis • Vintage Trouble • No Doubt • The Who

Sunday, May 3
Pitbull • Irma Thomas • Jimmy Cliff • The Word • Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen • Cowboy Mouth • Jimmy Buffett And The Coral Reefer Band • Anders Osborne • The Radiators • The O’Jays • Steve Winwood • Ed Sheeran • Lenny Kravitz • Elton John

Jazz Fest Broadcast Lineup On AXS TV May 1 - May 3 #axsJazzFest
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Jazz Fest Broadcast Lineup On AXS TV May 1 - May 3 #axsJazzFest


From Jazzfest to Electric Daisy Carnival and beyond, a guide to the season's biggest and loudest bashes

Looking for a weekend when you can relax with your family, rave with your friends or just hang out and listen to some of your favorite artists? No matter what you like or where you live, this summer almost certainly has a festival for you. Just as, say, Midwestern techno fans can find their rhythm at Detroit's Movement, rural New Englanders can vibe off alt-country and marvel at hot balloons from the grass of Western Massachusetts' Green River. But what if you're a nu-metal diehard stuck in western Quebec? Then Amnesia Rockfest has you covered. Below are the 50 summer festivals we're most excited about, from local events like the aforementioned to international travel destinations such as ATP Iceland and Primavera Sound.

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Summer 2015's 50 Must-See Music Festivals
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Summer 2015's 50 Must-See Music Festivals


Squeal Barbecue, praline-stuffed beignets and more to look out for at this years New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Jazz Fest begins this Friday, April 24, and fair grounds food area whisperer Judy Walker takes a look at what to expect this year in terms of grub, including a kids food area overhaul, and the triumphant return of Creole Stuffed Breads and the most underrated dessert of all time—the sweet potato turnover from Marie's Sugar Dumplings—after a year off. Here now is a look at the hot newcomers at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2015 via New Orleans Eater.
Behold Jazz Fest's Hottest New Food Items
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Behold Jazz Fest's Hottest New Food Items


Have a basic plan, but don’t expect to see every band circled on your cubes. Navigating the crowd with a small child is difficult enough, and truthfully, sometimes the kids just want to hang out and take in the sights. Don’t try to rush from one stage to the next. You will get stressed and so will your child. Pick a stage and hang out there for a bit.

We personally love the Fais Do Do stage for the mornings. When we need a break from the heat, my kids love to get their praise on in the Gospel Tent. The Grandstands are air conditioned and offer a lot of entertainment as well. You can see cooking demonstrations and art exhibits. If you are there with a partner, rotate watching the child. This ensures that you get to see a band you want without having to bring the kid to something they might not be into.

Read more at neworleansmomsblog
Seven Tips For Surviving Jazz Fest With Your Toddler
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Seven Tips For Surviving Jazz Fest With Your Toddler


It seems that every year, cities across America are adding "music festival" to their list of tourist attractions. If you've got a free weekend, a couple hundred dollars and a reliable road-tripping car, head with your friends to the nearest music festival.

Check out Daily Texan's interactive map of 15 of the most anticipated festivals of the summer
Interactive: Summer music festivals map
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Interactive: Summer music festivals map


Visit the Fest-Active shop & grab some FESTIVAL GEAR for yourself or great gifts for your friends
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The inaugural JuJu Fest will celebrate West African music in the U.S. during the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. JuJu Fest will feature Pirate's Choice, Toubab Krewe, Benyoro, Raja Kassis' humanBEING and many special guests from both the U.S. and West Africa including Yacouba Sissoko, Khris Royal, Morcoumba Gueye, Magatte Fall, Eric "Benny" Bloom, Morgan Price and Weedie Braimah.

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JuJu Fest Coming To New Orleans During Jazz Fest
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JuJu Fest Coming To New Orleans During Jazz Fest