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2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

April 25th, 2012 by bbnola

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Alain Toussaint performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival takes place April 27 through May 6, 2012. Don’t miss it; it’s a cultural and musical feast.

2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Headliners include: 

  • Bruce Springsteen and the E STreet Band
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Bon Iver
  • Ani DiFranco
  • The Eagles
  • Ziggy Marley
  • Big Sam’s Funky Nation

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Mother’s Day in New Orleans

April 18th, 2012 by bbnola

New Orleans San Francisco Plantation

The San Francisco Plantation.

If you’re a mother, you know that what most mothers want for Mother’s Day is simple: to spend time with her children.

That said, sometimes it’s nice to give a little more than time. It’s nice to give, perhaps, a trip to New Orleans.

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New Orleans Wine and Food

April 11th, 2012 by bbnola

If you like wine and food, you won’t want to miss the 2012 New Orleans Wine and Food Experience. It is, quite simply, a feast for the senses. It’s a delightful, delicious, celebration of food and wine. Oenophiles, gourmets, gourmands and Epicureans, this is for you.

New Orleans Food and Wine Festival.

Don't miss The Big Gateaux Show, an international cake competition and tasting.

As of this writing, more than 34 wineries and 61 restaurants / caterers are scheduled to participate. The chefs come from New Orleans. The wine comes from around the globe. Together, they make magical combinations.

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2012 French Quarter Festival

April 3rd, 2012 by bbnola

French Quarter Festival.

Trombone Shorty. Photo by Derek Bridges.

2012 is the 29th Annual French Quarter Festival in New Orleans. It’s beginnings may have been modest, but it is now one of the largest festivals in the city. It’s also free. Make your plans to attend now; find a room at a Bed and Breakfast New Orleans.

More than 800 musicians will take to 20 stages between April 12 and April 15. That means non-stop music. Jazz, Cajun, Funk, Gospel, Blues, Zydeco… if you like to listen to it, you’ll probably find it at the French Quarter Festival.

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