Louisianans love their meat and seafood, a fact that's reflected in the Jazz Fest food lineup. However, there are some great vegetarian options at the festival if you're willing to do a little digging (and walking). See below for the meatless side of festival food in 2015:
On International Jazz Day (Thursday, April 30), we'll have an ususal live broadcast. Terence Blanchard and Poncho Sanchez will host a jazz brunch at the New Orleans Museum of Art, followed by a free 30-minute open-to-the-public concert on the steps of the NOMA starting at 10a. Then they'll lead a second line parade from the museum down Esplanade Avenue to the gates of Jazz Fest. We'll air it all, then switch over to our Jazz Fest live broadcast.
For some, the fantastic music at Jazz Fest is merely a bonus. They're there for the food. With over 60 vendors and a wide variety of cuisine, Jazz Fest time means good eatin'-- really good. To get your stomach rumbling, we've assembled just a few of the food highlights from recent years:
Piano Night is the flagship benefit event for WWOZ and has become a tradition among New Orleans music lovers and loyal fans all over the world. This one-of-a-kind benefit concert for WWOZ is held each year on the Monday night between the two New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival weekends.
A live broadcast of a sold out show here in New Orleans. We're not disclosing the location because club owner, Saint Rodney Thomas, is worried about gate crashers but I guarantee the lineup is the best ever booked. Don't believe me? See for yourself - videos from the show: