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 5 is shaping up to yet another “Chilly at the Gentilly Stage” kid of day! Bobby Cure with Al “Carnival Time” Johnson (11:30 Gentilly) – Both Bobby and Al are great guys, talented musicians, and seasoned professionals. Ingrid Lucia (12:25 Lagniappe) Laid back swing while channeling Billie Holiday. Soul Rebels Brass Band (12:35 Acura) – Soulful and funky, they will be joining the Treme Music Tour this summer. Edie Brickell (1:00 Acura) – What has she been doing since marrying Paul Simon and never having to work again? Centennial Celebration for Lionel Ferbos (1:40 Economy Hall) – The “World’s Oldest Active Jazz Musician” turns 100 in July! Yvette Landry (1:40 Lagniappe) – The Breaux Bridge, LA native celebrates the release of her first solo album. Buckwheat Zydeco (2:25 Gentilly) – This Grammy Winner has the best hair in Zydeco. Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers (2:35 Congo) – Louisiana Pick of the Day. Luther Kent (2:50 Blues Tent) – This bear of a man knows how to growl out the blues. Roddie Romero & the Hub City Allstars (2:50 Fais Do Do) – Louisiana zydeco/rock. Ivoire Spectalce (2:55 Jazz & Heritage) – Featuring multi-instrumentalist Seguenon Kone and dancers. Eric Lindell (4:15 Blues Tent) – Rootsy New Orleans blues/rock. Arcade Fire (5:35 Acura) – Find out who the latest Album of the Year winner really is. 100th Birthday Celebration of Mahalia Jackson (5:40 Gospel) – Featuring Irma Thomas and John Boutte. Willie Nelson (5:45 Gentilly) – Non-Louisiana Pick of the Day. Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas (5:50 Fais Do Do) – From the school of the King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier.
Go out and enjoy and some live local music!!! And if you can't make it out to the Fest you can catch it online at www.WWOZ.org...TGIF!