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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
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1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd (5:00PM- 11:00 PM)
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Zephyr Field (7:00 PM)
New Orleans baseball against the Omaha Storm Chasers
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Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
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The Little Gem Saloon (8:00 PM)
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Howlin’ Wolf (9:00 PM)
A funky two night celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Rock around Lee Circle tonight
First JazzFest Revisited on Film Tonight
by Brad Rhines
It’s hard to imagine New Orleans without Jazz Fest, but the annual event has a relatively short history. The first fest happened in 1970 at Congo Square, before moving to the Fairgrounds two years later. The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) has unearthed footage from the inaugural festival and will present a free screening of these early films at the U.S. Mint on Wednesday night.
The footage was shot by Don Perry, one of the founders of the New Orleans Jazz Club and a local TV cameraman. Originally shot as seven individual reels of 16 mm film, Perry donated his Jazz Fest footage to the Louisiana State Museum in 1978, and the National Film Preservation Foundation recently provided the Museum with a grant to cover the costs of digitizing the film. According to a film synopsis from NOFS, “the performances encompass every style of music associated with the city and state, including blues, R&B, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, Afro-Caribbean, rock, rap, country, and bluegrass, with a great deal of jazz, both contemporary and traditional.”
The free screening starts at 7:30 on the grassy lawn of the Mint near the Decatur Street fence. Food trucks will be set up in the French Market, so organizers ask folks not to bring outside food or drink, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets.
For more information, visit the NOFS website.
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Ian Hoch, Sarah Esenwein, Ryan Sparks, Will Dilella, Chris Rinaldi, Lianna Patch, Phil Yiannopoulos, Cate Czarnecki, Jonas Griffin, Jennifer Abbot, Mary Kilpatrick, Elaina Patton, Mike Horst, Devin Bambrick, Katherine McGuire, Norris Ortolano, Joe Shriner
Ryan Sparks, Kerem Ozkan
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