Mumford & Sons strummed, stomped, and ho-heyed their way through Top 40, and helped draw attention to an Americana music community that is as healthy as ever. This year’s Jazz Fest is stacked with local and out of state talent. Here’s a guide to who's who.
Well before he took the stage shortly after 4:15 p.m., Saturday at Jazz Fest was about Bruce Springsteen. Those who arrived at the Fair Grounds in the first hour encountered heavy crowds as people got to Jazz Fest early with the hopes of setting up camp on the Acura lawn. As a result, by the time Allen Toussaint performed on the stage at 12:45 p.m., people were already claiming track space.