A blog about festivals
The week long New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is one of the oldest music festivals in the country, entering its 42nd year on April 27th.This heritage celebration isn’t like many of the festivals I cover on this blog, however, because it expands itself far beyond the festival grounds. Artists across genres and styles will convene on the big easy for 10 days that not only includes a killer musical lineup within the festival grounds but after parties in all corners of the city, featuring unique collaborations and impromptu jam sessions from some of the most talented contemporary jazz/funk/rock artists.
The festivities also include mind blowing cultural performances, some of the best food you can find anywhere, and an all around celebration of all things New Orleans. Rivaled only by Mardi Gras, NOLA’s Jazz fest is one of the biggest shindigs the city sees all year and for only $50 a ticket, festival value doesn’t get much better. Not to mention is has seriously one of the best lineups of any festival so far this sumer. It’s wayyy to long to post in its entirety but check out this massively truncated version…
Those headliners are seriously making me drool.
You can see the whole lineup here.