Friday, May 3 was a record day in New Orleans as temperatures dropped to record lows. Following a week of rain, the whole of the Fairgrounds had been transformed into a giant mud pit. Thankfully, stellar Jazz Fest performances from Jimmy Cliff, Willie Nelson, Maroon 5, Nicholas Payton, Rockin’ Dopsie Jr., BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet and several others kept the crowd warm. OffBeat’s Earl Perry and Kim Welsh were on hand and snagged these choice shots:
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All photos courtesy of Kim Welsh and Earl Perry. For more photos from the New Orleans music scene visit OffBeat’s Flickr page.