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Stephanie Chen

Choosing between Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Feist and the Soul Rebel Brass Band’s sets Saturday night will be a daunting task. The Soul Rebels is one of New Orleans’ preeminent bands, gaining international acclaim for its fusion of soul, jazz, funk, hip-hop and rock. As a New Orleans resident, however, you will have ample opportunity to hear them, whether in the Quarter or during Crawfest. If you’re trying to make the most out of your pricey ticket, you might want to skip this set.

Instead, see the majority of Feist’s set while catching the most exciting parts of Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker’s catalogue. Start your night at 5:10 P.M. at the Acura Stage, the festival’s largest stage, to see the beginning of Tom Petty’s two-hour set. With its catchy, tough songs about everyday struggles, the heartfelt band is as American as classic rock gets. On its website, the band promises, “some tried and true favorites, some rarities, and a special cover or two.” Make sure to stay for the classics, including “Free Fallin'” and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” before hurrying see Feist at 5:40 P.M. on the Gentilly Stage. The Canadian singer-songwriter gained prominence with her popular song “1234.” Before her propensity for sequined, coordinated dances, she performed with Broken Social Scene and profane electro-punk musician Peaches. Hear the wildly diverse artist showcase her stunning vocals with a mix of joyous classics and the gorgeous, contemplative songs of her most recent album. Finally, sprint across the grounds to sing along to Tom Petty’s encore, hopefully to include “American Girl,” for a rousing conclusion to the night.