Jazz Fest: Rain Wins

Friday at Jazz Fest ended early, more for the threat of rain than what actually showed. At 5 p.m., Jazz Fest executive producer Quint Davis told the audience at the Acura Stage that rain was coming in an hour to an hour and a half, and it would be bad. He didn’t mention the tornado watch we were under starting at 4:56 p.m. yesterday.

Jazz Fest: Friday, April 24 at Jazz Fest

Friday starts the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell, and we'll be there more or less when the gates open. Recently, I interviewed The Revelers, the Lafayette-based swamp pop band featuring former members of The Red Stick Ramblers and Pine Leaf Boys, and I like what I heard enough to be one of the door crashers to make their 11:15 a.m. set on the Sheraton New Orleans Fais Do Do Stage.