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Perfect weather greets Jazz Fest goers on Day 2

6 years 9 months 1 week ago Saturday, April 23 2016 Apr 23, 2016 April 23, 2016 2:33 PM April 23, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow
Image: Jazz Fest Twitter

NEW ORLEANS - Perfect weather - sunshine, temperatures in the high 70s, blue skies and a cool breeze - greeted music lovers attending the second day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Beer, lemonade and frozen drinks flowed Saturday as fans settled in for a day of music, including early performances by Tab Benoit, Anders Osborne and one of New Orleans' premiere brass/funk bands, Big Sam's Funky Nation.

Later, headliners Pearl Jam was scheduled to close the festival's largest stage, while Van Morrison, Maxwell and Boz Scaggs closed out the others.

A jazz funeral was held on the grounds of the Fair Grounds Race Course, where the festival is annually held, in honor of New Orleans' R&B singer-songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint, who died last year.

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