Jazz Fest kicks off Friday in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS- The 47th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival begins on Friday.
This year's festival features headline performances from artists such as Snoop Dogg, Nick Jonas, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Steely Dan. The artists will perform over two weekends from April 22-24 and April 29-May 1.
Most of the event takes place outdoors at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course. It features dozens of live music acts as well as local and ethnic cuisines offered at booths throughout the venue.
People attending Friday's concerts are bracing for rain, after forecasters predicted scattered showers could move through the area.