If you’ve never been the Jazz Fest is a seven day event that’s spread over two weekends. It takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course, located near City Park.
|Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra|
With twelve (12!) stages throughout the park there is always something going on somewhere. Each stage has a certain vibe to it, covering everything from rock & roll to blues to jazz to zydeco to brass bands to local artists. Thus far we’ve seen Santana, The Avett Brothers, Public Enemy, Phish, Boz Scaggs, Robin Thicke, Robert Plant, Eric Clapton, and Vampire Weekend, and that’s just the first weekend.
(Images courtesy of http://www.nojazzfest.com/crafts/congo-square-african-marketplace/weekend-1/ because my photos really suck!)
|Hot Sausage Po-Boy, Crawfish Sausage Po-Boy|
|Cochon De Lait (one of my faves!)|
|Spinach Artichoke Casserole, Seafood Au Gratin, Sweet Potato Pone|
|Alligator Pie, Fried Green Tomatoes and Crab-meat Stuffed Shrimp|
|Mango Ice (another of my faves!)|
(Again, images courtesy of http://www.nojazzfest.com/food/food-list/ because I can never remember to take pics before I start devouring.)
Need more reason? All this happens from the hours of 11 am until about 7 pm. You read that right. When you’ve had enough fun and sun you can go back to your hotel, take a shower, and still have time to go out and hit some of our awesome restaurants and nightlife. I mean, what could be better?
Still time this year for you lucky ducks who can swing a last minute trip. If not, keep your eyes on this website (http://www.nojazzfest.com) for next year’s info.
Hope to see y’all there!