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Photos From The Second Weekend Of Jazz Fest

May 5, 2014
Jesse Hardman / WWNO

Some photographic highlights from the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Laine Kaplan-Levenson / WWNO

 

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is looking fat and happy. Yep, as it turns 45, it’s definitely getting that middle-age spread.

But is it aging well? As usual, Jazz Fest fans are wondering if the event is getting too big? Too expensive? Too crowded? Does it even have enough jazz?

And, most importantly, is it for us or for them?

With seven days of music over two weekends, getting all the way through Jazz Fest requires not only raw stamina, but planning. In order to help you just a little bit this second weekend, here's the complete music schedule for Saturday, May 3, 2014.

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With seven days of music over two weekends, getting all the way through Jazz Fest requires not only raw stamina, but planning. In order to help you just a little bit this second weekend, here's the complete music schedule for Saturday, May 3, 2014.

Click on the image to enlarge.

With seven days of music over two weekends, getting all the way through Jazz Fest requires not only raw stamina, but planning. In order to help you just a little bit this second weekend, here's the complete music schedule for Friday, May 2, 2014.

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Eve Troeh

Sure there’s the music line-up at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this weekend. But for some, the most important notes are savory, sweet or tart.

Each one of the food and drink booths at the festival is a stage all its own — with long hours of preparation and hard work to put on a good show. We looked behind the scenes at one staple item of Jazz Fest: Joyce's Lemonade.

Ian McNulty

The enterprising neighbors and opportune eats in the colorful neighborhood around the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival make for an appetizing scene before or after the show.

Everyone knows you should be ready to eat during a day at Jazz Fest. But no one says you have to show up starving. And on the way back out, I’ve found it’s a good idea to have a little room in the tank too, to be ready for opportune eats.

Jason Saul / WWNO

As the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicks off, here on All Things New Orleans we’re highlighting one of the behind-the-scenes people running around the Fairgrounds.

Zack Smith is one of three official Jazz Fest photographers, working to capture the musicians’ performances, as well as some moments of revelry and relaxing between stages. And he has tips for all of us to capture the festival experience in pictures.

The official photographer of Jazz Fest. What does that role entail?

Nina Feldman / WWNO

The second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicks off Thursday. As the festival has grown over the course of the past four decades, so has the tension between local and national acts.

Many longtime festers worry that the big name performers overshadow the locals that gave Jazz Fest its start. Others argue that big names attract crowds from around that world that would otherwise never experience the unique music and culture of New Orleans.

With seven days of music over two weekends, getting all the way through Jazz Fest requires not only raw stamina, but planning. In order to help you just a little bit, here's the complete music schedule for Thursday, May 1, 2014.

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