Friday, May 04, 2007

listen to the New Orleans Jazz Fest LIVE online webcast. May 5 and 6 2007

Last year was the first year in 17 years that I missed a Jazz Fest. Since we couldn't be there in person, we did the next best thing. Set up festival chairs in front of the computer, second line and dance around, cook up a bunch of Louisiana favorites, and have the Orleans Parish prisoners clean up when it's over. Yeah I'm just kidding about the prisoners, it would cost a fortune to charter a plane and get them up here and who would be left to clean up the Fair Grounds Race Track?

I'm looking forward to catching Jazz Fest's webcast this weekend, May 5th and 6th, via AT&T blue room.

The AT&T blue room brings live festival webcasts from Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and others.

May 5th Lineup*
01:00 PM Theresa Anderson
01:20 PM Rockin Dopsie
01:30 PM Marcia Bell
02:00 PM Buckwheat Zydecob
02:15 PM Henry Butler
03:05 PM Subdudes
03:20 PM Zachary Richard
03:30 PM Galactic
04:15 PM Jon Cleary
04:45 PM New Orleans Social Club
05:30 PM John Mayer
06:15 PM Norah Jones
06:25 PM Rod Stewart
May 6th Lineup*
01:00 PM Franklin Ave BC/Darrell McFadden
01:10 PM Irma Thomas
01:45 PM Allen Toussaint
02:55 PM Luther Kent
03:00 PM Johnny Rivers
03:03 PM TBD
03:35 PM Brad Paisley
05:00 PM Mahalia Jackson Tribute
05:05 PM Bonnie Rait
05:45 PM Joss Stone
07:00 PM Harry Connick Jr.

*All times are Central Standard Time

*New bands added daily. Please check back as festival gets closer.
*Schedule is subject to change. All times are Central Standard Time.

Over the years Jazz Fest has received many honors, including being named the Festival of the Year four times by Pollstar magazine. The 2004 event marks the 35th anniversary of Jazz Fest, which the Wall Street Journal says “showcases a wider, deeper lineup of essential American musical styles than any festival in the nation…” and which Life magazine has called “the country’s very best music festival.’’

Inspired by the spirit of Mahalia Jackson and the Eureka Brass Band back in 1970, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival continues to celebrate the culture of Louisiana with the combined fervor of a gospel hymn and the joy of a jazz parade.

Add your own Jazz Fest memories on the pet de kat board and the official jazz fest board.