NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL
VIBE A showcase of the city’s deep music roots since its debut in 1970, Jazz Fest features acts spanning blues, R & B , g ospel, a nd rock. The event, held every spring at NOLA’S Fair Ground Race Course, is also a spirited study of Big Easy culture.
TUNES The 2018 billing was chock-full of legends: Lionel Richie, Bonnie Raitt, and Anita Baker flexed musical muscle onstage this year. Count on more of the impressive same come spring 2019.
EATS Louisiana vendors, such as Fireman Mike’s Kitchen and Big River Foods, dole out local specialties, like gumbo and Crawfish Monica, a spicy, creamy seafood pasta available only at Jazz Fest.