Halfway through New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and I never want to leave New Orleans! The spirit of this town is contagious and inspiring!
There are 12 stages at Jazz Fest, leaving you with plenty of options to wander the fairgrounds! Some of my favorite discoveries have been the Charmaine Neville Band and the Trumpet Mafia, alongside some of my favorite artists including Widespread Panic, TAUK, Bonerama, Galactic with Macy Gray, The Word, and so many more!
This fest is unique in that music only runs from 11am-7pm at the actual venue – but then there are infinite aftershows all around the French Quarter and the rest of the city. Last night I went to Howlin’ Wolf for the Bayou Rendezvous – which had music until 8am followed by breakfast! Only in New Orleans do bars stay open for 24 hours – or in the case of Jazz Fest, many are open for 72+!
Now who is ready for some Elton John tonight?!