Jazz Fest 2019

Jazz Fest 50 Gateway
Fairgrounds Grandstand
Grass Logo

For 2019, JD hit the Fairgrounds on May 2, “Locals Thursday,” as soon as the gates opened. It was a partly sunny morning with just enough cloud cover to keep temperatures moderate. The gateway sign celbrates the 50th Anniversary of the Fest. The Fairgrounds grandstand looks the same as always. And even the grass celebrated Jazz Fest 50. Instead of parking all day in a close photo spot in front of the Accura Stage, as he often does, JD roamed the Fairgrounds, determined to see some actual jazz, blues, and heritage music as well as headliners. He wasn't disappointed. Here's what he saw, heard, and photographed, along with the photos taken and cotributed by Ed Lorio from Sunday, May 5, 2019:


Brandon Moreau Bryan Lee Caroline Jones Cowboy Mouth Cyril Neville Dwight James Geno Delafose Jimmy Buffett John Fogerty Kyle Roussel Marc Broussard Nicholas Payton Samantha Fish Sons of Jazz Brass Band Tin Men Toussaint Tribute Widespread Panic Zena Moses



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