The demographic divides that bisect the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience roster are always stark. The 2019 line-up, released this week, is no exception.
The Creole Tomato Festival is famous for its innovative tomato-based treats. But last year, the summertime event featured a bloody mary that caused quite a stir in the French Market — and on the internet.
The headliners for the 2019 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience will be hard rockers Guns N’ Roses, rapper Post Malone and alternative rock veteran Beck.
Oyster fanatics celebrate and induldge during an oyster-eating contest Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the New Orleans Oyster Festival in Woldenberg Park. The two-day festival featured the contest, food, live music and crafts.
Anna Whitlow discovered the New Orleans Greek Festival when she was a teenager in the mid-‘90s. Her family drove in from Baton Rouge to attend. She was hooked.
Bayou Boogaloo started two hours late Sunday after being delayed by thunderstorms and a tornado watch that was issued for the New Orleans area.
Producers of the 2019 Essence Festival announced early Thursday that Michelle Obama will take part in this year's festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Bayou St. John might feel like Interstate 10 during rush hour when Bayou Boogaloo presented by Positive Vibrations Foundation returns to Mid-City Friday through Sunday (May 17-19).
Imagine this. It’s Bayou Boogaloo and you’re on the raft you built with your buddies. You plunge your oar into the waters of Bayou St. John and feel it scrape something hard.
The expanded, eight-day New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival schedule is here to stay, at least for another year.
Bruce Springsteen has released footage of his historic Seeger Sessions Band performance at the 2006 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival via his YouTube channel.
With multiple stages going simultaneously at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, I often see only bits of performances that make me wish I’d seen more.
Ahead of the 50th anniversary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, I read stacks of newspaper articles from the early years of the festival.
When blues guitarist Little Freddie King sang Guitar Slim's “The Things That I Used to Do” on Sunday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, he could have changed the lyric to, “The Things That I Still Do.”
Jimmy Buffett strutted on to the Acura Stage at Jazz Fest wearing something a little different than his typical attire.
Motown Records legend Diana Ross presided over a rapturously received set for thousands of fans Saturday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. She subsequently departed the Fair Grounds in a long black limousine with a police escort.
The closing slot on the final day of Jazz Fest has always been a sacred moment. Days of music, food, and crafts culminate in one high profile set from a quintessential New Orleans artist.
As he arrived at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival’s Acura Stage on Saturday, Dave Matthews offered his assessment of the situation: “What a beautiful day in the neighborhood!”
The opening of the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Festival's second Saturday has been delayed to 12:30 p.m. due to stormy weather, producers have announced.
Two very different songs of the South, sung by two very different Southerners, closed out the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival’s second Friday.
In spring 1970, music festival producer George Wein came to New Orleans to create a new Jazz and Heritage Festival, featuring local and national musicians. He went about booking venues for a series of concerts for late April at the Municipal Audit…
A Rolling Stone, but not the Rolling Stones, made it to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Thursday.
If there was a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for live albums, Little Feat’s acclaimed 1978 double-LP “Waiting for Columbus” would be a shoo-in.
After Jazz Fest started with a rain delay last Thursday, some rain is expected to hit the fest on the second weekend, but the forecast also calls for some sunshine.
Jazz Fest has been focused on New Orleans music and heritage from its start in 1970. But, there are a number of national acts who fit right in at the festival — and Stevie Wonder is one of them.
Barring any further complications, Widespread Panic will top off what turned out to be a very different Thursday than what Jazz Fest organizers originally planned. After the Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac withdrew as Acura Stage headliners, Pani…
Tom Jones, Widespread Panic and Ziggy Marley kept fans believing Jazz Fest will be around for another 50 years as they opened the festival, celebrating its 50th anniversary, for its second weekend Thursday, May 2, 2019.
On the afternoon of Thursday, April 23, 1970 — the very first day of the very first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival — the schedule included a collection of acts called "The Musical World of French Louisiana." The list of performers includ…
Remember Bruce Springsteen's tear-jerking and triumphant set at the first New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival after Hurricane Katrina? He certainly does.
Acclaimed Americana singer-songwriter has cancelled his upcoming appearances at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
The music doesn’t stop when Jazz Fest does. Venues across the city serve up what amounts to a very long encore each night. Here are the major nighttime shows of the festival’s second weekend, and beyond.
When the big tents for Jazz Fest start going up on the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course, it’s hard not to compare it to the circus coming to town.
New Orleans radio station WWOZ is now almost synonymous with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, with a shared history that goes back almost to the founding of WWOZ.
Jazz Fest is teeming with flavors - some from classic Louisiana tradition, some from more recent immigrant communities to call this place home, some that are unique to Jazz Fest.
Van Morrison, Al Green and J Balvin ... we love you, but we really hope festival-goers did not miss out on this incredible Ellis Marsalis Family tribute show during the first Sunday of the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Louis Armstrong never played at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The last time he played in his hometown of New Orleans was at a 1968 event that was a precursor to Jazz Fest.
The first weekend of the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest winds down on Sunday with a mix of classic and contemporary.
Local attorney Chris Mann and his family were strolling the grounds of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on its first Friday when he noticed a woman in a big, fuzzy yellow hat and pink sunglasses carrying a parasol. His wife, Jen, recogni…