Jazz Fest Time Capsules

Jazz Fest Time Capsules: Jazz Fest celebrates its 50th birthday.

The Return of Professor Longhair: Jazz Fest at 50 Time Capsule

Wed, 05/01/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Find out more about the link between Professor Longhair's career revival and Jazz Fest in this Jazz Fest at 50 Time Capsule. Read more

Parades: Jazz Fest at 50 Time Capsule

Thu, 04/25/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
From the beginning, parades have been an essential part of Jazz Fest -- and because it’s New Orleans, there are no passive spectators at these parades. Everyone joins in. Find out more about the parading culture of New Orleans, and the history of parades at Jazz Fest. Read more

2006: Jazz Fest at 50 Time Capsule

Wed, 04/24/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The first post-Katrina Jazz Fest in April 2006 was a beacon for New Orleanians. Read more

Allison Miner and the Music Heritage Stage: Jazz Fest at 50 Time Capsule

Tue, 04/23/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The chance to hear artists from French Louisiana was one of the "musical experiences" promised by Jazz Fest in its early years. And though it doesn't seem so today, in 1970 New Orleans, it was unusual for "country" musicians to play such a high-profile event in the city. Read more

Jazz Fest and French Louisiana: Jazz Fest at 50 Time Capsule

Mon, 04/22/19
The chance to hear artists from French Louisiana was one of the "musical experiences" promised by Jazz Fest in its early years. And though it doesn't seem so today, in 1970 New Orleans, it was unusual for "country" musicians to play such a high-profile event in the city. Read more

S.S. President: Jazz Fest at 50 Time Capsule

Tue, 04/16/19
In 1970, the SS President was the last sidewheel steamboat in America, and it had called New Orleans home for three decades. But on the low-key evening of April 22, 1970, perhaps its most important cruise took place-- the very first event of a new multi-day festival. Read more

Longtime Performers: Jazz Fest at 50 Time Capsule

Mon, 04/15/19
Musicians love to play at Jazz Fest, and Jazz Fest audiences love to see the consistently fantastic performances from their local favorites -- year after year, and decade after decade. Check out a few fan favorites in this WWOZ Jazz Fest at 50 Time Capsule. Read more

WWOZ: Jazz Fest at 50 Time Capsule

Thu, 04/18/19
Jazz Fest and WWOZ's shared history goes back almost to the founding of the station. Find out more about the many ways WWOZ and the festival are intertwined, from our live broadcast from everyday of the festival to the WWOZ Jazz Tent, Brass Passes, and beyond. Read more

Louis Armstrong Centennial: Jazz Fest at 50 Time Capsule

Tue, 04/09/19
Louis Armstrong's contributions to New Orleans have been acknowledged many times over the decades at Jazz Fest, but never so profoundly as in 2001, when Jazz Fest celebrated his 100th birthday. Read more

The Heritage Fair: Jazz Fest at 50 Time Capsule

Thu, 04/04/19
No one was sure how the first New Orleans Jazz Festival & Louisiana Heritage Fair would go. But the founders knew the future of it would rely upon the promotion of New Orleans and Louisiana culture. Find out more about the very first Jazz Fest in this WWOZ Time Capsule. Read more

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