Jazz Fest
10:07 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Tradition and Sunshine Close Out Jazz Fest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Neville Brothers carried on the tradition of closing out the big stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The Funky Meters, regulars at the fest since 1989, were back, and festival creator George Wein were scheduled to play with an all-star cast at the Preservation Hall and Friends 50th Anniversary Celebration.

That was Sunday's big nod to tradition.

The closing day lineup also included Bonnie Raitt, the Foo Fighters and the Rebirth Brass Band as part of the more than 60 groups performing on 11 stages.

Clouds and brief rain showers rolled across the bright blue morning skies, providing fans with a drop in temperature and a cooling breeze to offset the usual steamy humidity.

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