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Jazz Fest 2018: week two

Our daily picks, maps and the best cubes in town

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The new Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival concludes with four days of music, food, crafts, folk culture and more at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots.

  Headliners include Lionel Richie, Beck, Sheryl Crow, Smokey Robinson, Juanes, LL Cool J, Toots & The Maytals, Jack White, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Dianne Reeves, Savion Glover and many others. The Cultural Exchange Pavilion celebrates New Orleans' tricentennial with performances by local bands, Mardi Gras Indians and visiting performers from Haiti, Spain, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Canada.

  On the following pages, there are music picks from Count Basin™, a map of the festival grounds, daily schedules for the festival's stages and tents and more. For daily recaps, visit www.bestofneworleans.com, and after the festival, check back for a review.


Gold standard: Hiss Golden Messenger heads to Jazz Fest
M.C. Taylor on his country and Americana band’s road to success

'I've never been afraid to try a dance move': Savion Glover taps into Jazz Fest
The dancer performs May 6

Jazz Fest 2018: picks for Thursday, May 3
Lionel Richie, Lyle Lovett, Tatiana Eva-Marie and others perform

Jazz Fest 2018: picks for Friday, May 4
Beck, Jason Isbell, LL Cool J and Jupiter & Okwess perform

Jazz Fest 2018: picks for Saturday, May 5
Aerosmith, Cage The Elephant, Juanes and Dianne Reeves perform

Jazz Fest 2018: picks for Sunday, May 6
Jack White, Steve Miller, Smokey Robinson and Calexico close out the fest

Jazz Fest 2018 cubes for week two
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