It’s almost time for the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, seven days of incredibly diverse artists, bands and groups on twelve stages. April 23rd through May 2nd.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc. will hold their 12th Annual Gala Fundraiser this Thursday night with a lifetime tribute to Dr. John, featuring Dr. John, Jon Cleary, Guitar Slim Jr., Sunpie Barnes, James Rivers, and the Heritage School of Music Band.
While I’m at the Festival I’ll have to check out Congo Square and look at the African drums, and also go to the Louisiana Marketplace to see what’s cookin’.
Speaking of food, I gotta motivate over to Heritage Square and get some BBQ pork ribs and peach cobbler from Down Home Creole Cookin’, some rosemint iced tea at Sunshine Concessions, and a fried pork chop sandwich and banana bread pudding from Miss Linda’s Catering in Food Area One. Umm!
There’s a link to create your own Music Schedule, which you’ll probably need with this many performers.
My list here is by no means an official line-up of this year’s Festival. I’m just looking at who I’d like to see this year, which is going to be tough, because some of the artists I want to see are playing at the same times on different stages.
I’m going to need the official iPhone App to juggle these schedules.
Official Festival Website nojazzfest.com
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Blues, Classic Rock, Concert, Jazz, Pop, Rock & Roll, Soul