Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival brought two days and three nights of great music and delicious food to New Orleans’ Lafayette Square over the weekend. Guitar legend Taj Mahal held down a well-deserved spot at the top of the lineup, even inviting local hero Jon Cleary to join him for tunes like “Queen Bee,” “Fishin’ Blues” and “Lovin’ in My Baby’s Eyes” during his Saturday performance (Cleary played his own set earlier in the day). Tab Benoit kicked the festival off with a headlining set on Friday night, while Cedric Burnside Project had top-billing on Sunday. Other stand out performances came from Alvin Youngblood Hart, Johnny Sansone and Walter “Wolfman” Washington.
All photos by Elsa Hahne.