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Lafayette Square, 6p.m.
Mia Borders plays popular outdoor series
Guitar virtuoso rooted in Americana
The world’s premiere washboard-sousaphone-guitar trio, weekly
Candlelight Lounge, 9p.m.
See the legendary band on their home turf, weekly
Banks Street Bar, 10p.m.
Blues rock in Midcity—come early for BLTs, weekly
Blue Nile, 11p.m.
Trombone Shorty proteges play funky takes on classics, weekly
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Photographs from Jazz fest 2016
Jazz Fest offered two weeks of food, drinks, sun, rain, and of course music. Paulo Steven Diniz and Rachel June braved the mud and sun at the Fairgounds to photgraph it all for our readers. Click on through to the check ou the best of the 2016 Fest in photos.
Singing in the Rain
A Wet Saturday at Jazz Fest (Photos)
On Saturday (4.30), the Fair Grounds were wet, very wet. Still, early end aside, Jazz Fest did manage to pack in six solid hours of music and fun. For those that braved the entire day, there were some intimate moments seeking shelter. Rachel June was in the trenches (literally) to photgraph it all. Click on through for scenes from the Fest.
Rain Forces Jazz fest to Call It a Day
Bad weather may be Jazz Fest tradition, but on Saturday (4.30), the rain and lightning were too much. In a late afternoon announcement, organizers cancelled the remaining acts do to the elements.
Pictures from Jazz Fest 2016
Jazz Fest is a sensory overload of sights and sounds. It's impossibel totake it all in, even over seven days. So NoDef dispatched Paulo Steven Diniz to the Fairgounds to photgraph it all for our readers. Click on through to the check ou the first installation of the 2016 Fest in photos.
Today in NOLA/Jazz Fest After Hours: 4.30.16
Jazz Fest is back and so are the insane after hours offerings. Haynes, Denson, Galactic, Rebirth, and the Dozen are just a few of the acts jamming tonight. On this day in 1812, Louisiana officially became the 18th state in the Union. And, there is lots to do to celebrate statehood.
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.
Today in NOLA/Jazz Fest After Hours: 4.28.16
Once you leave the Fairgrounds, check out Shorty Fest at House of Blues or Morning 40 on St. Claude, plus some local after-hours Fest music on Frenchmen. On this day in 1997, former Governor Edwards’ house was raided by FBI officials. Now, more ways to start the last weekend of JazzFest.
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).
Today in NOLA/Jazz Fest After Hours: 4.24.16
The first week of Jazz Fest wraps up today, but the music will keep going until the break of day. Piano Night, Lettuce, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and George Clinton are just a few of the over a dozen acts to check out this evening. On this day in 1877, reconstruction ended in Louisiana. Now, more to do this Sunday.
Notes on Jazz Fest's 2016 Changes
Change is often frowned down upon in New Orleans, especially change at Jazz Fest. On Friday (4.22), the iconic festival kicked off with a few new tweaks. By “tweaks,” we primarily mean the addition of large, green bleachers in the outfield. Controversial form the point of announcement, the new additions proved positive in their debut.
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Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall
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