New Orleans is a year-round destination for music lovers, home to legendary jazz, rhythm & blues, and rock & roll venues, but over the last weekend of April and the first in May, the city’s music scene reaches its high note. Jazz Fest takes places over those two weekends on twelve stages at the Mid-City Fair Grounds Race Course. The greats of jazz have, of course, appeared at Jazz Fest—Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King—but the celebration extends to other genres as well—gospel, blues, rock, folk and more. Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, and Willie Nelson are a few of the stars from outside the world of jazz to have performed at the festival. Jazz Fest takes place during the day, but the music will last into the evening if you are staying at Le Pavillon. For over a century, the historic downtown hotel has been at the heart of the action in New Orleans, with the music clubs of Bourbon Street five blocks away while the Mardi Gras processions pass by even closer.
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