Jazz Fest Bible 2017


  • Herb Alpert talks back
    Herb Alpert, the trumpet-playing leader of the Tijuana Brass and co-founder of the enormously successful A&M Records, makes his New Orleans…John Wirt

Cover Story



In The Spirit

Jazz Fest Focus

  • Fest Focus: Lee Konitz
    THURSDAY, MAY 4—WWOZ JAZZ TENT, 2:55 P.M. With its ever-growing audience and notoriety, New Orleans’ beloved Jazz Fest has gone through…Noé Cugny
  • Fest Focus: Lake Street Dive
    FRIDAY, MAY 5—GENTILLY STAGE, 2:05 P.M. Lake Street Dive has earned quite the following in recent years with a modern take…Sam D'Arcangelo
  • Fest Focus: Gregg Martinez
    FRIDAY, MAY 5—FAIS DO-DO STAGE, 1:20 P.M. Gregg Martinez, the powerhouse swamp pop vocalist from Cajun country, inspires audiences through his…John Wirt
  • Fest Focus: Kim Carson
    FRIDAY, APRIL 28—LAGNIAPPE STAGE, 4:20 P.M. If you don’t always see Kim Carson in New Orleans, that’s because she spends part…Brett Milano
  • Fest Focus: The Iguanas
    THURSDAY, MAY 4—FAIS DO-DO STAGE, 2:55 P.M. If you want to give your visiting friends one of those quintessential New Orleans…Brett Milano
  • Fest Focus: The Revealers
    FRIDAY, APRIL 28—CONGO SQUARE STAGE, 11:20 A.M. “We’re in New Orleans, man.” According to leader Chris “DeRoc” DeBose, that explains a…Brett Milano


Mojo Mouth

  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T
    There’s a real groundswell of change in the city of New Orleans. If, as a Jazz Fest lover, you’ve been here…Jan Ramsey

OffBeat Eats

Dining Out

  • Toast Fairgrounds
    Festers walking into the Fair Grounds from the Sauvage Entrance have a number of options for grabbing a quick bite, whether…Peter Thriffiley

The Spot