Jazz Fest Tips – Take time to check out the amazing indigenous art in the Folk Crafts Area. When you have nothing on your music schedule, go to the Fais Do Do Stage. When you need to get out of the sun and sit down a minute, hit the Gospel Tent, although not sure how long you will be able to stay in your seat. And number one tip is to master the “walk by”; face it, there is too much truly fabulous music, so “walk by” and check out an act for 10 minutes or so as you make your way to another mind-blowing destination. Everyone have a great day and enjoy the world’s greatest music and heritage festival!
Jazz Fest Picks - Day 2 is strong in Louisiana talent – and Grammys, in fact nobody makes the cut for non-Louisiana pick of the day. Shannon McNally & Hot Sauce (11:20 Gentilly) – Best skin in show business. Savoy Center of Eunice Cajun Jam (12:40 Fais Do Do) – Saturday morning in Eunice comes to N. O. Wayne Toups & Zydecajun (1:40 Acura) – Louisiana pick of the day. Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders (1:45 Economy Hall) – Learn what Creole Jazz is. Midnight Disturbers (1:55 Jazz & Heritage) – Another Stanton Moore all-star jam. Pine Leaf Boys (3:00 Fais Do Do) – 4 time Grammy nominees. Irma Thomas (3:05 Acura) – Hope the Soul Queen of N. O. does not get booed by Bon Jovi Fans. Emeline Michel (3:35 Congo) – Haitian girl singer. John Boutte’ (4:05 Jazz Tent) – Good luck getting a seat for this one. Ricky Scaggs (4:20 Fais Do Do) – Multi-instrumentalist with 14 Grammys. Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience (6:00 Fais Do Do) – Winner of the very first Cajun-Zydeco Grammy.
Enjoy another beautiful day out there...and if you can't make it out to the Fest you can catch it online at www.WWOZ.org...see you by the flagpole!!