The New orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the world's greatest music festival, begins today. This 40th annual renewal has an incredibly strong lineup that makes creates some very difficult choices. At some point this afternoon I'm going to deviate from my schedule to just circle the Fair Grounds and let whatever is happening hit me.
Friday's MTA: Joe Cocker, Spoon.
11:15-11:40 High Ground Drifters (Fais Do-Do)
11:45- 12:10 Mem Shannon (Acura)
12:15-12:40 Como Now (Gospel)
12:45-1:15 Connie Jones (Economy Hall)
1:20-1:30 Benji Davis Project (Gentilly)
1:35-2:00 Willis Prudhomme (Fais Do-Do)
2:05-2:30 Semolian Warriors Mardi Gras Indians (Jazz & Heritage)
2:40-3:45 Roy Rogers (Blues)
3:50-4:10 New Orleans Night Crawlers (Jazz & Heritage)
4:15-4:35 Donald Harrison (Jazz)
4:40-7:00 Wynton Marsalis (Congo Square)