New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival // Info.
Jazz Festival is a prime reason to visit New Orleans in the spring. A New Orleans feast of experiences of what New Orleans has to offer; culture, food, history, ambiance and music all in one venue. Held over a 10 day period from the last weekend in April through the first weekend in May, Jazz Fest celebrates New Orleans music but also encompasses every style associated with the city. We knocked one off our Bucket List and attended in 2011. In addition to seeing some old favorites like Jimmy Buffett and Kid Rock we were exposed to some new musicians who have since become favorites, like Michael Franti & Trombone Shorty. We met some fun and interesting characters along the way, like Bubba from Florida, who made the experience a once-in-a-lifetime. The exceptional music on 10+ stages was only matched by the amazing (best of the city) food that is served throughout the grounds. And as fun a festival as this is, “this is no “state fair”. Evenings are spent at local venues where many of the performers are seen live, just in case you hadn’t got enough of them at the festival. Some of this years performers to include, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Eagles, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, Beach Boys, John Mayer and some local fav’s, like Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue and The Rebirth Brass Band. Nothing celebrates New Orleans better then Jazz Fest. This was a complete experience and “Adventure” that I know I will never forget, and although we checked it off the list, it is an experience we are sure to repeat again in the future.
This sounds like a great trip! Great way to experience all New Orleans has to offer!