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Jazz Feast: NoDef’s Guide Where to Eat

New Additions & Fest Traditions



The 2017 Jazz and Heritage Festival is just days away. By now, you’ve likely mapped out your custom schedule based on the Jazz Fest cubes, stocked up on sunscreen, and planned your fest-friendly fashions. Now, let’s turn our attention to possibly the most important aspect to any NOLA festival: the food. 


Mud Bugs

Pro-Tips for Handling a Muddy Jazz Fest



It’s official now. After a healthy downpour on Thursday (4.28) afternoon, the Fairgrounds will be traditionally muddy for Jazz Fest. As the Fest halts for no man or mud, it’s time to embrace the mud! NoDef has some suggestions for vets and newbies alike about how best to handle the element.


Jazz Fest Weather Watch


The skies are getting dark just in time to guarantee that the Fair Grounds will be appropriately muddy for Jazz Fest’s second weekend. Most of Louisiana, including Orleans Parish, is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 3p.m. according the National Weather Service (NWS). The agency also predicts chances of showers throughout the Fest, save for a clear Saturday (4.30).


Jazz Fest Weather Watch


With Jazz Fest days away, it’s once again time to start clicking refresh on your weather apps constantly. Right now, the National Weather Service is predicting sunny skies and highs around 80 during the first weekend of the fest. However, the next few days are looking wet which means that on Friday (4.22) will most likely mean that the hay and the mud is out at the Fair Grounds. Click on through for the full forecast.


Fair Sounds

Jazz Fest Drops 2016 Lineup



Get your chairs ready! The lineup for the 2016 Jazz and Heritage Festival is out. Headliners include Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, and Snoop Dog.


Setting the Stage

Jazz Fest Cubes Reveal



Today, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival released the fabled "cubes" for 2015. Choices abound: Snarky Puppy, Wilco, or Jimmy Cliff, Dr.John or Trombone Shorty? Dust off your chairs and let the planning begin!


JazzFest 2015 Lineup Announced

Headliners Include Elton John, The Who, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett



New Orleans may be focused on Mardi Gras, but it's never to early to start thinking about festival season. Today (1.12), the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival announced their lineup for 2015. Elton John, The Who, Steve Winwood, Jimmy Buffet, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Keith Urban, Chicago, John Legend, Pitbull, and T.I. are amongst the headliners. 


May the Fest Bands Win: Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest Apps Due


Musicians are not known for punctuality, but they better get their acts together if they want to see their names in the spring cubes. The application deadline for Jazz Fest is October 1, and French Quarter Fest’s is a month later, November 1. 


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