Sunday at the Fest


I dunno – if there ever was a day to camp out at Acura Stage, it’s this one. That’s always seemed to me the worst possible way to experience Jazz Fest, but with Jonathan Batiste, Allen Toussaint, Neil Young and the Neville Brothers, walking off to see other things seems like trading down much of the time. Thankfully, there are 45 minute set breaks before and after Neil to make wandering off easier. How do I fit Chuck Brown in, whose set starts after Young starts and finishes before he finishes? Pray for an indulgent passage that’s indulgent in a way that doesn’t interest me, I guess.

11:20 a.m. Red Stick Ramblers – Fais Do-Do Stage

11:30 a.m. Jonathan Batiste – Acura Stage

12:15 p.m. Dr. John interview – Music Heritage Stage

12:30 p.m. Brother Tyrone – Congo Square

12:30 Shamarr Allen – Jazz Tent

1 p.m. Allen Toussaint – Acura Stage (I hope he plays some of Bright Mississippi, but I’m not holding my breath.)

1:35 p.m. Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm – Blues Tent

2:55 p.m. Neil Young – Acura Stage

3:05 p.m. Chuck Brown – Congo Square

3:45 p.m. Los Lobos – Gentilly Stage (This is a lovely thought on my part, but it’s going to take someone seriously sucking or me to have absurd energy levels to think I’m realistically going to fit part of this set in.)

4:20 p.m. Guy Clark – Fais Do-Do Stage

4:35 p.m. Dash Rip Rock – Lagniappe Stage

5:40 p.m. The Soul Rebels – Jazz and Heritage Stage

5:40 p.m. The Neville Brothers – Acura Stage