A great weekend is upon us. It’s the first weekend of Jazz Fest! Acts like Steely Dan, Janelle Monae, Michael McDonald, and my family, Connie and Dwight Fitch with the St. Raymond and St. Leo the Great Gospel Choir, will be gracing the stage. After JF, hit up a few after parties, jazz sessions and/or concerts. Take you pick from one of these fun things to do!
Jazz Fest – The 47th edition of the festival kicks off this weekend with acts like Steely Dan, Janelle Monae, Michael McDonald, Stevie Wonder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Maxwell, J. Cole, and more. From 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., groove to legendary sounds while drinking über amounts of liquor and devouring the finest New Orleans cuisine on festival grounds. Tickets are available at the gate, but if you wanna be ahead of the game, purchase them here.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22
Souls Rebels will be performing live at Blue Nile during BN’s Backbeat Foundation Jazz Series. Tickets to the party on 532 Frenchmen St. are still available for purchase. The #JazzFestLateNight party starts at 10 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 23
One of my favorite locally and nationally, grammy award-winning musicians will be in concert at The House of Blues, 225 Decatur St. Jon Cleary and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen will be live and in effect at 9 p.m. Get tickets!
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents a special evening jazz concert held at The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, 1225 N. Rampart St. featuring trumpeter Christian Scott and special guest P.J. Morton. Purchase tickets to catch them at the first show at 9:30 p.m. or the second at 11:30 p.m.