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The New Or­leans Jazz & Her­itage Fes­ti­val and Bayou Coun­try Su­per­fest aren’t May’s only mu­si­cal of­fer­ings. Keep an ear out for:

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A ca­coph­ony of mu­sic fests.

WED­NES­DAY AT THE SQUARE

This free mid­week con­cert se­ries takes place in Lafayette Square be­gin­ning at 5 pm. May 3: Ker­mit Ruffins and the Bar­be­cue Swingers with Mar­cia Ball; May 10: PJ Mor­ton with the An­drew Duhon Trio; May 17: TBA with Mia Bor­ders; May 24: Sweet Crude with Tank and the Ban­gas. Lafayette St. and St. Charles Ave.; wednes­day­atthesquare.com

JAZZ IN THE PARK

Free per­for­mances also take place at Arm­strong Park each Thurs­day, with head­lin­ers tak­ing the stage at 6:30 pm. May 4: Rus­sell Batiste and Friends; May 11: James An­drews; May 18: The Bras­sa­holics; May 25: Honey Is­land Swamp Band. N. Ram­part and St. Ann streets; pu­fap.org

SHORTY FEST

Now in its fifth year, this an­nual fundraiser for the Trom­bone Shorty Foun­da­tion takes place May 4 at the House of Blues, with Troy “Trom­bone Shorty” An­drews (shown) and Or­leans Av­enue, the Ser­a­tones, New Breed Brass Band and more per­form­ing on si­mul­ta­ne­ous stages, be­gin­ning at 8 pm. 225 De­catur St.; trom­boneshort­y­foun­da­tion.org

BAYOU BOOGALOO

Bayou St. John morphs into a float­ing lol­la­palooza May 19-21, with thou­sands of mu­sic lovers on hun­dreds of in­flat­a­bles tak­ing in dozens of top re­gional acts. Cu­pid, Cracker, Jon Cleary, Tank and the Ban­gas—dive on in … for free. Bayou St. John at Or­leans Ave.; the­bay­ou­booga­loo.com

BIRDFOOT FES­TI­VAL

A cham­ber mu­sic fes­ti­val? Don’t knock it un­til you’ve tried it. Ris­ing stars rein­vig­o­rate the clas­sics with “youth­ful, rule-bend­ing style” at var­i­ous venues around the city May 29-June 1. bird­foot­fes­ti­val.org

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