Six of Saturns Festival Announces CeeLo Green in Program
Ace Hotel New Orleans adds artist and producer to the program, along with Grace Gibson, Karriem Riggins, J. Rocc, DJ Soul Sister, and more
NEW ORLEANS, LA (April 11, 2022) — Following the initial lineup announcement for Six of Saturns, the annual 10-day celebration of music and culture at Three Keys – Ace Hotel New Orleans’ on-site music venue – the remaining acts in the lineup are today revealed, including an event with five-time Grammy Award-winning entertainer, CeeLo Green. Six of Saturns return to Ace Hotel New Orleans from April 28 to May 8, 2022.
CeeLo Green will appear on Thursday, April 28th from 6-10 PM, joining Loyola professor of African American literature, Black pop culture, and speculative race theory, Dr. Scott Heath, for an intimate conversation about Green’s journey from Goodie Mob to “Crazy”. Open to the public, and with student discount tickets available, the talk will take place at Ace New Orleans’ Barnett Hall. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit two local New Orleans nonprofits, Son of a Saint and Roots of Music, both dedicated to the empowerment of the city’s youth through education and mentorship programs.
“Son of a Saint and Roots of Music are two organizations that are shaping the future of New Orleans through youth mentorship,” says Jevon Thompson, Three Keys’ Music & Programming Director. “By offering students and locals the chance to hear from an artist like CeeLo, who has blazed a fascinating and multifaceted career, we hope to help further both organizations' efforts in the community.”
On Friday, April 29th, the Six of Saturns stage will welcome soul singer Grace Gibson, followed by an after-party at Ace Hotel’s Lobby Bar with DJ Soul Sister. A surprise special guest is still to be announced to take the marquee spot on Saturday, April 30. To round out week one, on Sunday, May 1, Steve Lands Threauxdown will be performing a jazz and brass jam led by Steve Lands, featuring Stephen Gladney Tenor Sax (The Rumble), Emily Fredrickson Trombone (NOJO), John Maestas (Guitar), Peter Varnado (Drums), Steven Glenn (Tuba) plus special guests People Museum, Terrence Higgins and DJ Kuti.
Additional acts for week two include acclaimed New Orleans jazz pianist Courtney Bryan, and drummer Karriem Riggins alongside DJ J. Rocc, presented by The Do-Over. The full Six of Saturns schedule is below:
- Friday, April 22: Three Keys — French Quarter Festival After Dark — Kyndra Joi + Cha Wa || TICKETS
- Thursday, April 28: Barnett Hall — "A Conversation with CeeLo Green" || TICKETS
- Friday, April 29:
- Three Keys — Grace Gibson || TICKETS
- Ace Hotel Lobby Bar — DJ Soul Sister's Midnight Affair
- Saturday, April 30:
- Alto — Green House on Alto w/ DJ Kelly Green
- Three Keys — Special guest TBA
- Ace Hotel Lobby Bar — My Kind of People w/ DJ RQ Away
- Sunday, May 1: Three Keys — Steve Lands Threauxdown || TICKETS
- Wednesday, May 4: Three Keys — Sono presents Courtney Bryan with special guests - Free w/ RSVP
- Thursday, May 5:
- Three Keys — Jon Cleary and Pedro Segundo || TICKETS
- Ace Hotel Lobby Bar — DJ Jevon Tate
- Friday, May 6:
- Three Keys — The Do-Over Presents Karriem Riggins x J. Rocc || Free with RSVP
- Ace Hotel Lobby Bar — DJ Kidd Love
- Saturday, May 7:
- Alto — DJ Chinua
- Ace Hotel Lobby Bar — Fùnké
- Three Keys — ÌFÉ || TICKETS
- Sunday, May 8: Three Keys — HaSizzle and Brass-A-Holics || TICKETS
Hotel guests are automatically RSVP'd to free shows.
RSVPs are first come, first served, and based on capacity.
RSVPs and ticket sales are open at https://acehotel.com/new-orleans/goings-on/
Abour Three Keys
Nestled inside Ace Hotel New Orleans, Three Keys is a venue dedicated wholly to the magic that happens in New Orleans. Bottling this stuff would be impossible, so we decided to invite it in. From live musical performances to late night food and drinks, Three Keys hosts near nightly events, including our annual festival Six of Saturns.
About Six of Saturns
Six of Saturns is an auditory journey that moves mind, body and soul. The festival is an open invitation to experience New Orleans’ wellspring of imagination and genius, as local legends and national greats share the stage to improvise and collaborate in honor of the creative mysticism that’s synonymous with the spirit of the city. Filled with electrifying performances and surprises, the 2022 event will also include conversations and panels, a gallery installation and more. Past performers and highlights from Six of Saturns have included Tank and The Bangas, PJ Morton, Brian Blade, DJ Soul Sister, Preservation Hall’s Walter Harris and surprise guests like Common.
About Ace Hotel New Orleans
Ace Hotel New Orleans sits at the intersection of Carondelet and Lafayette Street in a beautiful 1928 Art Deco building, flanked by museums and galleries in the city's culturally-vibrant Warehouse District. A stone's throw from the French Quarter, our historic nine-story building has marinated in the magic of one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities for nearly a century. Ace New Orleans is home to some of the finest dining and drink in the city, plus a music venue right on site — a magnet for the city's most welcoming cultural emissaries.