Jazz Fest: How New Orleans is Jazz Fest, Pt. 2

Yesterday, we asked “How New Orleans is Jazz Fest?” The short answer is “very.” There’s no way to look at lineups that date back as far as 1992 and not see that the booking has consistently been overwhelmingly local, particularly if you add New Orleans and Louisiana artists. Combining them includes Baton Rouge and Lafayette artists, but it also includes musicians that we think of as local even though they’re from the Northshore, Slidell, Harvey, and surrounding regions.