Celebrate Culture and Music in Jazz Fest 2013, New Orleans
When it happens: April 26 to May 5 2013
Where it happens: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
The Jazz Fest , New Orleans started in 1970 and is held annually since then. It was founded by the Hotel Motel Association of New Orleans in order to form the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation that is the owner of the festival. The producer of the festival is the Festival Productions, Inc George Wein. He was also the producer of the Rhode Island’s Newport Jazz Festival in 1954 and the Newport Folk Festival in 1959.
About the Festival:
The Jazz Fest 2013, New Orleans is a cultural tradition that takes place for over two weeks in Louisiana, USA. This year, it will be held on the 26th day of April to the 5th day of May at the Fair Grounds Race Course. The festival is not only an event to showcase Jazz music but also other lip-smacking delicacies and beautiful crafts local to the city. In addition, the festival is not only restricted to its name. A number of people come to this event and enjoy different genres of music from Pop, Rap, Country, R&B, and Soul. This year, it will feature performances from musicians and bands such as Cowboy Mouth, Neville Brothers, Robert Plant, Lenny Kravitz, Aretha Franklin, and many other legendary bands.
You can also get a glimpse of the culture and crafts of Louisiana. A number of scrumptious delicacies are also presented at the festival. Do not fail to visit food booths that serve traditional creole and Cajun such as etouffe, dirty rice, begniets, po-boy sandwiches, fried catfish, alligator sausage, boiled crawfish, and gumbo. Cafes and coffeehouses also offer many delicacies such as fresh seafood and exotic ingredients served at the Café Degas. If you are tired of the spicy Cajun, there are also frosty beverages that will cool you tongue after dancing greatly at the festival.
Travel Tips: In order to fully enjoy the Jazz Fest 2013, New Orleans, bring you your essentials such as a hat, cell phone, cash, and your comfortable dancing shoes. Also, bring a rain poncho or umbrella because afternoon showers are typical of New Orleans. If you want to have a drink after the festival, do not go to the Bourbon because they serve very expensive drinks. If you want a cheaper pub, visit French street instead. Although New Orleans is a known place for crimes, you do not have to worry as long as you bring some common sense with you.
Final Thoughts: If you are planning to relax and forget about everything for a couple of weeks, spend your vacation at the Jazz Fest 2013, New Orleans. It is a great time to enjoy a feast for your soul and free your mind of school and work. In addition, you will find it difficult to resist the thumb-thumping music and dance at the New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013.