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Old 02-15-2006, 06:18 PM   #1
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Buffett, Dylan, Dave Matthews to play New Orleans Jazz Fest this year!

New Orleans Jazz Fest line up released today! Two great weekends of music, food, and culture await! At the fairgrounds you can roam from stage/tent to stage and hear the various bands each day. Great food on site and of course in the French Quarter!
Laissez les bon temps rouler!
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Old 02-15-2006, 06:21 PM   #2
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Hey Tin!

Sounds like the lineup will be great! Dates??

Could be one of the shots in the arm that the region needs.... Let's hope.

Thanks for the heads up!

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Thumbs up Any idea about accomodations for travel trailers?

I looooooooooooove good music!

Any leads on safe sites to stay for the festival within 50 miles or so?

Thanks for the post!
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This one ought to be great. Might have to miss this one. Work beckons.

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Red face Preservation Hall playing too!! April 28-30, May 5-7...

Blush, mea culpa, its my first thread, ...Yeah and there's campground info on the web page, also on this site and here.
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Wow, they want $40/night to camp six blocks away!
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Old 02-15-2006, 06:50 PM   #7
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Paul Simon, Ellis Marsalis, Dr. John....

Subdudes too!!

Westfalia--it does seem high--location huh? We've always camped at Abita Springs, its still down cause they can't get the repairs done on time (my folks keep calling them weekly cause they want to camp there for Jazz Fest).
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Thumbs up Great post - much karma should come your way - lets' support the local economy

Given what the area has been thru I am suprised there are accomodations available for travel trailers at all....

We will try to attend!

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Yeah, a little steep but possibly justified. From what I have heard from my family that lives there, the city park/fairgrounds area is improving more than the surrounding area, presumably in preparation for JazzFest. Still, the neighborhoods out there are devastated after sitting under several feet of flood water for almost a month, and I sure there are still piles of trash everywhere.

Staying in the North Shore (like Abita Springs and Covington) may be OK, but be warned. A LOT of New Orleans residents that had their houses destroyed have moved to the North Shore and surrounding areas, doubling (or more) the population and adding significant traffic congestion. Add in the fact that everyone commutes IN to New Orleans (even on the weekends), you may be sitting in traffic for a long time.

Also, the recommend hotel to stay at (according the JazzFest website) is the Sheridan on Canal St. From what I hear, the Sheridan is currently has FEMA housing contracts for many, including many of the lower income individuals from the surrounding 'projects'. There has been an increase in police calls to that hotel, and they have been having a large problem with drugs and other behavioral problems. Other area hotels are having the same problems, like the St. Louis Hotel off of Bourbon. The Royal Sonesta does NOT have a FEMA housing contract, so they don't have all of these problems.

So after knowing that, $40 may not be too bad if you get to stay in the relative safety and comfort of your trailer. I wish we could come, but it's just not in the cards. That lineup sounds fantastic!
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Smile Fats Domino too!

Thanks again Westfalia, good info there. It is so important to be mindful that things won't be the way they were last Jazz Fest/New Orleans trip. Being so far away its hard to realize how much I take for granted (services, etc.) things that are just getting restored in NOLA. I read an article today where a city official said its no longer the night of the storm, but the morning, new beginning...
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So let's all go!!!!

Okay so who's going? This sounds great.


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After thinking about it. It might not be a good idea. Just wonder how safe.

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New Orleans is as safe as Dayton Ohio - Wait a minute......

New Orleans could be dangerous and has been dangerous in the past around Mardi Gras....

But I have to believe with all the press, the Federal government under the spotlight, the "chocolate" factor......

The city would be expected to be on their best behavior. A call to the Chamber of Commerce or the area police precinct should answer safety questions.

And its' always safer to travel in a group!
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Smile New artists sign on the Boss, Etta James, Herbie Hancock.

More detailed info is now out too as to who plays when.

Bruce Springsteen, Herbie Hancock, Etta James, and Warren Haynes.
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