The Slidell Jazz & Blues Festival returns this Saturday, May 28, with a lineup that includes Amanda Shaw, Michael "Soulman" Baptiste & the Real Soul Band, Big Al & the Heavyweights, New Suit Band, Swingaroux Big Band, Don Thanars & Third Coast, Greg Barnhill, Ronnie Kole, and The Big E Brass Band.
This is the second year for the relatively new festival that takes place. It will run from noon to 10p at Heritage Park. Last year, the festival had 1500 attendees. A portion of the funds generated from the Slidell Jazz & Blues Festival will be made available to support local music education and/or provide music grants or scholarships to local young musicians.
If you go, look for 'OZ! Our mobile Swamp Shop will be there, set up in a booth at the festival, with all kinds of great WWOZ swag.