Six of Saturns Festival Returns to Ace Hotel NOLA & Three Keys Next Month
Following a two-year hiatus, the festival makes a triumphant return to Three Keys, running alongside New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
NEW ORLEANS, LA (March 21, 2022) – Ace Hotel New Orleans announces the return of its festival Six of Saturns – a 10-day celebration of music, culture, and the collaborative spirit at its on-site music venue, Three Keys, coinciding with the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, April 28 - May 8. Six of Saturns will be celebrating its fifth season following postponed events in 2020 and 2021.
The first wave of artists to be announced includes New Orleans-based Afro-Caribbean producer and musician ÌFÉ, who will be performing tracks from their critically-acclaimed 2021 record 0000+0000; Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Jon Cleary, who will be joined by percussionist Pedro Segundo; New Orleans’ “King Of Bounce” HaSizzle; and Brass-A-Holics, the go-go brass band beloved in the city. More acts and adjacent programming will be announced in the coming weeks, including a headlining performance from a very special guest, as well as talks, a gallery installation, and the return of the Critic In Residence program.
“2022 marks our fifth year of Six of Saturns, but we have more to celebrate than an anniversary,” says Jevon Thompson, Three Keys’ Music & Programming Director. “New Orleans is one of the best cities in the world to see live music — the city pulses with a beat unlike any other place I've ever experienced — and we've missed playing host to the many great festivals that call New Orleans home these past few years. 2022 will be a homecoming. We can't wait to welcome folks back to Six of Saturns and to show off the magic and rich culture alive in New Orleans."
Prior to the kick off of Six of Saturns, Three Keys will be participating in French Quarter Festival After Dark, hosting Mardi Gras Indian funk band Cha Wa for a performance on Friday, April 22, with an opening set by Kyndr Joi.
The Three Keys schedule during French Quarter Festival and Six of Saturns is below. Stay tuned for a second line-up announcement in the coming weeks.
- Friday, April 22: French Quarter Festival After Dark — Kyndr Joi + Cha Wa || TICKETS
- Thursday, April 28: Six of Saturns — Special guest TBA
- Friday, April 29: Six of Saturns — Special guest TBA
- Saturday April 30: Six of Saturns — Special guest TBA
- Sunday May 1: Six of Saturns — Special guest TBA
- Wednesday, May 4: Six of Saturns — Special guest TBA
- Thursday, May 5: Six of Saturns — Jon Cleary and Pedro Segundo || TICKETS
- Friday, May 6: Six of Saturns — Special guest TBA
- Saturday May 7: Six of Saturns — IFE || TICKETS
- Sunday, May 8: Six of Saturns — HaSizzle and Brass-A-Holics || TICKETS
For additional updates, visit: https://acehotel.com/goings-on/
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ABOUT 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.