The only Thursday of Jazz Fest is a special day at the Fairgrounds: the hardcore Jazz Festers are out in full force, after putting on their straw hats and calling in sick to work. It's also the day that the Festival gives out tickets to school children to attend the festival, so lots of kids were out enjoying all the culture and educational experiences the Jazz Fest has to offer.
We're half-way through Jazz Fest. The first weekend was tremendous with amazing live broadcasts from the Fest, huge crowds, beautiful weather, and WWOZ even sold out of brass passes. Check out the hightlights below from all the stages, the WWOZ Hospitality Tent and a little bit of Jazz Fest life from across the fairgrounds.
In 2001 a brand new band called Téada burst onto the traditional Irish music scene making headlines on the innovative Irish TV show Flosc. Since then Téada has grown into one of Ireland’s most ground-breaking, inventive and zesty bands, headlining at major music festivals throughout the world, from Ireland to America, Australia to Israel, and throughout Europe.
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This week, we get ready for Cinco de Mayo with the Iguanas, captured live at the Mid City Rock and Bowl – we also stop by the Rum House on Magazine and meet up with Jared Zeller for a preview of Bayou Boogaloo.