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  posted on 12/28/2009 at 11:12 AM
So my wife got me tickets to the second weekend of Jazzfest 2010. It will be my first time to both New Orleans and Jazzfest. I am getting there on Friday, so I think I am going to miss the Mule, as I believe they are playing on Thursday. Although, I will get to see them this week at the Beacon.

Any suggestions for me with respect to NOLA or Jazzfest in general?

 
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  posted on 12/28/2009 at 11:15 AM
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  posted on 12/28/2009 at 11:28 AM
Have a blast! Jazzfest is a music/food fan's heaven and, despite the naysayers, New Orleans is still one of the greatest cities in the world.

My best suggestion is to pace yourself. The days and nights can be very long as music is happening constantly. The main stages with big national acts can get very crowded at the festival. If there is anyone that you MUST see at the fest, you might want to get to that specific stage early (a couple of acts before) and wait. BUT, for me, the most fun is just hopping from stage to stage. You'll always find great music at the smaller stages. Check out the jazz and gospel tents to escape the heat and take in great tunes.

And I wouldn't worry too much about missing Mule at the fest. They usually play a night show or 2 during the second weekend. Which brings me back to suggestion one. Pace yourself. Because after the daytime festival, there's barely enough time to head back to your hotel for a shower and drinks before heading out to the night shows which are happening at every club in town!

I can't wait until April!!!

 

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  posted on 12/28/2009 at 11:39 AM
There are many great food vendors at the fest, so be sure to bring your appetite! We love the Crawfish Monica, a very popular cajun-type pasta dish. Check out the side stages, the ones that don't get the overflowing crowds -- always some great music going on there. Congo Square has interesting music and vendors.

After spending the day at the fest, check out Frenchman Street for great live music and food. Sung Harbor is must for the fried chicken, jazz, and monsoons.

You might catch the Mule at a nighttime show, they usually play a full show sometime during the weekend. There are plenty of other great after-fest music happenings... Check out the Maple Leaf (hit up Jacques-Imo's while you're at the Leaf, another great restaraunt). World Famous Tipitina's should have some great late-night shows, and the Howlin' Wolf will get funky as well.

Not sure what kind of music you like, but if you like funk at all, be sure to check out any of the following bands that are sure to be playing somewhere late-night after the fest: Papa Grows Funk, Bonerama, Galactic, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Dumpstaphunk, anything with a Neville, anything with George Porter, Jr. For blues/rock, check out Eric Lindell, Tab Benoit, Sonny Landreth...

Have a blast! I wish I could be there this year, but it's not working in our favor...

 

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  posted on 12/28/2009 at 11:53 AM
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Not sure what kind of music you like, but if you like funk at all, be sure to check out any of the following bands that are sure to be playing somewhere late-night after the fest: Papa Grows Funk, Bonerama, Galactic, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Dumpstaphunk, anything with a Neville, anything with George Porter, Jr. For blues/rock, check out Eric Lindell, Tab Benoit, Sonny Landreth...


That sounds fantastic. I actually can't wait to see many of these acts on their home turf. Are the late-night acts usually pretty well advertised or is more of a word of mouth type of deal? I can't wait. You guys are getting me fired up for the food and music.

My wife booked me at the Bourbon Orleans hotel. Party in my room!!!...that is if I am ever there, which it sounds like I won't be!!

 

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  posted on 12/28/2009 at 12:12 PM
The night shows are usually pretty well advertised. My favorites are Tipitina's and The Howlin Wolf. This is the webiste you want to check out in the coming months:
http://www.jazzfestgrids.com/
They update it regularly.

Some festival food suggestions: Pheasant, Quail, & Andouille Gumbo, Conchon du Lait, Fried Crawfish, Crawfish Monica......Prepare for good times.

 

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  posted on 12/28/2009 at 12:13 PM
Grab an Offbeat Magazine when you get there - they should have a Jazzfest edition freely available all over town and it will have listings for all the popular music spots. Also check out http://www.jazzfestgrids.com/ for all the latest late-night confirmed shows and rumors.

Enjoy!

 

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  posted on 12/28/2009 at 12:21 PM
jim, with any luck, I'll be there, too, and I'll show you some cool places.

 

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  posted on 12/28/2009 at 01:18 PM
Thank you guys!! Allen, just sent you a PM.
 

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  posted on 12/28/2009 at 04:30 PM
Best festival in the world. No other place can you see such a diverse lineup of music. The clubs are open all night also. Someone else mentioned Offbeat magazine, one of the free entertainment papers in NOLA. You can also go to their website prior to the fest to check out the club listings, offbeat.com. Great neighborhoods to explore, incredible food. The crowds are thick during jazzfest, but that also helps with safety in the city.
 
 


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