Jazz Fest Preview: Our Picks for Weekend Two

After all the rain and muck of Jazz Fest 2013, it was a relief to have good weather at the Fair Grounds last weekend. A foul weather Jazz Fest has its own weird energy, but it's so tiring slogging through mud and having to carefully choose every step that the day becomes exhausting. This weekend looks to be even nicer with highs in the low 80s on Saturday and Sunday, and the music lineup looks stronger as well.

The Jazz Fest Schedule: A First Look

Today, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell held its annual one month out party and released the schedule. For me, the biggest surprise is that few days pose hard challenges for me. First Sunday: Vampire Weekend or Rodriguez to finish the day? I was really impressed by Vampire Weekend at SXSW a year ago when Vampires of the City was about to be released.