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.


I had been waiting more than twenty years to see Pearl Jam live, and last fall, the time had finally come...

It was an amazing experience -- right up until the moment a short middle-aged woman in front of me stuck her hands up to record the band's rendition of "Jeremy" for her Instagram account. Every fifteen seconds she'd hold up her phone, not only blocking my view but ensuring that she experienced what was obviously a favorite song, one she'd presumably paid a lot of money to see live, through the screen of her phone.

This experience is the obnoxious side effect of the connected world that we live in and one that frequent concert-goers have become accustomed to. What makes this instance different from the thousands that have come before it is that it was motivated by the organizers of the festival.

Social Media is Ruining Music Festivals
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Social Media is Ruining Music Festivals


Introducing the 2015 Artwork, available on Cafe Press
2015 Pet De Kat Krewe design
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2015 Pet De Kat Krewe design


The Who is playing Jazz Fest. Crazy? Next year, Pink Floyd and have the Cochon De Lait fly across the track?

Festival hears THE WHO


Who - Festive Attire
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Who - Festive Attire

Big Chief Theodore "Bo" Dollis
Funeral Arrangements

Friday, January 30, 2015

Visitation: 4pm - 7pm
Free and Open to the Public
Music Tribute: 8pm ($15 Cover Charge)
at the
Carver Theater
2101 Orleans Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Visitation: 8am
Funeral Service 10am
at the
Xavier University Convocation Center
7900 Stroelitz Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

Providence Park Cemetery
8200 Airline Drive
Metairie, Louisiana

NORD Lyons Center
624 Louisiana Avenue at Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Boyd Funeral Home 
5001 Chef Menteur Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70126


Indian Practice weekly Tribute to Big Chief Bo Dollis

Special "Bo" momentos, memories, and music
Every Sunday @ Handa Wanda's!
We will celebrate the Life, Times and Legacy of Big Chief Bo Dollis,  starting this Sunday (February 1, 2015) through Mardi Gras, St. Joseph Night and Jazz Fest.

Indian Practice starts at 8:30 every Sunday at
Handa Wanda's on Second & Dryades
2415 Dryades Street
New Orleans, LA 70113

Big Chief Theodore "Bo" Dollis Funeral Arrangements
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Big Chief Theodore "Bo" Dollis Funeral Arrangements

For fans of spring music festivals, the last few days have felt almost like Christmas never ended. But after the lineup announcements come the decisions.

Aside from the lucky few who can traipse from one event to the next, most of us have to make a choice. So the question is pretty simple: Of the major spring and early summer festivals that have announced their lineups so far, which one wins?

Which spring music festival has the best lineup? (Poll)
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Which spring music festival has the best lineup? (Poll)


With the abundance of music at a listener's fingertips, Ivan Hewett asks if too much choice is making it harder for people to enjoy it

Music is like anything else that evokes strong reactions. There has to be light and dark, yin and yang. Hating music is fine, because it usually turns out to be hating this music rather than that.

Being indifferent to music is something else. That seems odd, as if there’s something missing in the soul. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is suspicious of Cassius because he hears no music. “The man that hath no music in fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils,” says Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice. “The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus.”

The notion that not liking music is a sign of moral turpitude might seem odd to us, but in Shakespeare’s time it was not.


Is there too much music?
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Is there too much music?


2015 McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Phoenix, AZ

March 27-29, 2015

Music fans listen up, the 12th Annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival presented by Deschutes Brewery proudly announces the lineup for 2015. Showcasing the weekend includes Widespread Panic, Passion Pit, Thievery Corporation, Phantogram, Portugal. The Man and many more. The festival will be held at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix, March 27-29, 2015.

As Arizona’s only 100% non-profit music festival, McDowell Mountain Music festival is proud to continue its alliance with two local, family-based, non-profits beneficiaries: Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation and UMOM New Day Center, which provides care for homeless families and unwedded mothers.

2015 McDowell Mountain Music Festival | Phoenix, AZ
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2015 McDowell Mountain Music Festival | Phoenix, AZ