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  • John Fogerty to bring classic hits, personality to Jazz Fest stage

    John Fogerty to bring classic hits, personality to Jazz Fest stage

    The New Orleans Jazz Fest prides itself on putting out a lineup of acts that touch on all kinds of different music genres. You’ll find blues, pop, jazz, gospel, alternative rock and classic rock on display throughout the fest, showcasing an incredible variety of musical flavors to festival attendees...
  • Lionel Ferbos & the Palm Court Jazz Band bring traditional sounds to Jazz Fest

    Lionel Ferbos & the Palm Court Jazz Band bring traditional sounds to Jazz Fest

    One of the most rewarding experiences to be had in New Orleans is the combination of music and history. Not only is The Big Easy the birthplace of jazz music, but the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival itself, having been around now since 1970, has carved a nice notch into the city's musical...
  • The history behind Cafe Du Monde

    The history behind Cafe Du Monde

    Although there are scores of coffee shops in New Orleans, with many in beautiful and historic neighborhoods, none is more recognized than Café du Monde. A trip to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival would not be complete without a visit to this longtime landmark. Related: Read more on the...
  • Get the most out of your NOJF experience with the Jazz Fest App

    Get the most out of your NOJF experience with the Jazz Fest App

    The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is going to incorporate a lot of festivities over the course of seven days. Yes, there will be days off in between, but the best way to stay on track and keep everything in order is through the Jazz Fest App. You could always access the Jazz Fest website...
  • Save your cash with these top five free activities in New Orleans

    Save your cash with these top five free activities in New Orleans

    There are some things you just have to do and see when you visit N'awlins for the Jazz Fest or any time of the year. And best of all, many of these attractions are free. So with your beignet or po-boy in hand, here are the top five freebies to enjoy during your stay in the Crescent City. Related...
  • Dress for the Fest: What to wear to the New Orleans Jazz Festival

    Dress for the Fest: What to wear to the New Orleans Jazz Festival

    New Orleans can be sultry, sweaty and akin to pea soup at a slow boil, especially during the long summer. Spring is generally pleasant, however, with highs hovering between 78 and 85 degrees in April and May. With climate change, even meteorologists have a hard time predicting if the hotter, wetter...
  • Pres Hall Brass brings musical heritage of New Orleans to Jazz Fest

    Pres Hall Brass brings musical heritage of New Orleans to Jazz Fest

    With internationally known headliners like Bruce Springsteen and Arcade Fire, it's sometimes easy to forget that the full name of Jazz Fest is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Among bands on the 2014 Jazz Fest lineup, very few can lay as solid a claim to embodying both the jazz and...
  • The Branford Marsalis Quartet looks to bring a classy sound to Jazz Fest

    The Branford Marsalis Quartet looks to bring a classy sound to Jazz Fest

    The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival likes to bring together the best musical acts possible, and showcasing a plethora of performers who actually hail from Louisiana makes it seem more like a warm homecoming than a giant festival. That is why Branford Marsalis' performance at this year's...
  • Lisa Knowles & the Brown Singers bring quartet sound to Jazz Fest

    Lisa Knowles & the Brown Singers bring quartet sound to Jazz Fest

    In gospel music, you've heard quartet music, then you've heard the Lisa Knowles and the Brown Singers. Without a doubt, this group and their fresh, young sound is changing the landscape of gospel quartet music in America. With songs like "Work on Me," "God Do It," and "I Got Jesus," this family...
  • A guide to the jazz scene in New Orleans

    A guide to the jazz scene in New Orleans

    During Jazz Fest in New Orleans, you can check out some great jazz groups and artists both at the festival itself and after the last act exits the stage. New Orleans is the home of jazz music; it's everywhere - in the clubs, on the streets, on front porches and blasting from balconies. And although...
  • Coachella 2014: 10 Items you'll be glad you packed

    Coachella 2014: 10 Items you'll be glad you packed

    Going to a huge festival like Coachella is enough of a spectacle to overwhelm the senses, so it's critically important to prepare in the days leading up to your Coachella trip to ensure you have the best time without finding your weekend party ruined. Having these 10 items on your packing will help...
  • 5 Invaluable tips for Coachella first-timers

    5 Invaluable tips for Coachella first-timers

    Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival is a three-day long outdoor event filled with music, art and a whole plethora of other ways to enrich and entertain yourself. Considering the cost of travel, food, lodging and admission, attending Coachella can be a sizable investment, so you want your...
  • NOLA's top two spots for the best gumbo

    NOLA's top two spots for the best gumbo

    One thing to keep in mind when you're going to the New Orleans Jazz Fest is that you're going to get hungry. Be sure to pamper your taste buds with a New Orleans favorite – gumbo. Related: Read more on the all-AXS Jazz Fest Guide Gumbo has become a staple dish for both visitors and locals alike...
  • Five best happy hours in New Orleans

    Five best happy hours in New Orleans

    One could argue that happy hour is an all-day, all-night occurrence in New Orleans. But during Jazz Fest, bars and restaurants offer discounts, two-fers and half-price specials to provide more reasons to love this town. New Orleans has made an art out of happy hour. Related: Read more on the all...
  • Down in the Bayou: Guide to Mississippi River swamp rides

    Down in the Bayou: Guide to Mississippi River swamp rides

    No trip to the New Orleans area is complete without going on a swamp ride. See for yourself what life is like along the bayous of this area. To get a real idea of the natural New Orleans, be sure to set aside time for a swamp tour when you’re in the city for Jazz Fest. Related: Read more on the all...
  • New Orleans’ Lillian Boutté: Getting excited about Jazz Fest

    New Orleans’ Lillian Boutté: Getting excited about Jazz Fest

    In recognition of her devotion to music, Lillian Boutté became the only musician since Louis Armstrong to receive the title of Ambassador of Music from the city of New Orleans. As such, this gifted jazz, gospel and R&B artist has toured the world doing what she was created to do. On May 3, 201...
  • Boz Scaggs will breakdown the 'Lowdown' at New Orleans Jazz Fest

    Boz Scaggs will breakdown the 'Lowdown' at New Orleans Jazz Fest

    New Orleans Jazz Fest represents a place where various cultures, genres and sensibilities come together as one. World traveler Boz Scaggs is the musical equivalent of this melting pot as he takes influence in his distinct surroundings to create an all-encompassing sound that is entirely his own...
  • Lil Bird Lady & Young Genius will appeal to the youth in all of us at Jazz Fest

    Lil Bird Lady & Young Genius will appeal to the youth in all of us at Jazz Fest

    The New Orleans Jazz Fest is not only a celebration of The Big Easy's rich musical heritage, but also an opportunity to share the culture with future generations. With over 500 musicians each displaying their own unique musical prowess, each genre, style and era will be represented fully. Related...
  • 10 items you want to leave at home before heading to the NOJF

    10 items you want to leave at home before heading to the NOJF

    When packing up to head to the Fair Grounds for the New Orleans Jazz Fest, be sure you don't have any prohibited items on you. If you show up with items that aren’t allowed, you’ll end up wasting precious time getting rid of them when you could be spending your time listening to live music. Related...
  • Jazz Fest needs to get ready for the crazy awesome weirdness that is Arcade Fire

    Jazz Fest needs to get ready for the crazy awesome weirdness that is Arcade Fire

    Weird seems to be the new cool as evidenced by the success of indie rock band Arcade Fire. Consisting of members Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara, each musician brings their own unique twist to the group. And as if the look of this group...
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