For those of you who want more from your festival experience than a few good headliners and decently reputable food trucks, look no further than the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Chock-full of talent in a city with immense history, the New Orleans Jazz Festival offers a spectacular line up featuring artists new and old. The Black Keys will be rubbing elbows with famed musicians Fleetwood Mac and B.B. King. Phoenix and John Mayer will cross paths with the legendary Billy Joel. True to festival form, however, the NO Jazz Fest will also showcase a ridiculous amount of up and comers to quench the thirsts of fans who prefer less well-known musicians. For more information on the festival, please visit, nojazzfest.com.
In addition to hosting the festival, New Orleans is rich with culture worth exploring. If the festival itself isn’t enough to convince you to go, the benefits of the unique location should. A melting pot of food, people and music, New Orleans is a never-ending cultural hotspot. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival only solidifies the city’s charm.
Those of us at Altavoz not only appreciate the city’s superior musical culture, but also for the connection it holds to one of our own. Dawn Richard, an Altavoz artist, has strong roots in Louisiana. Raised in New Orleans, Dawn was constantly influenced by the city’s surrounding art and music, some of which will be showcased at the NO Jazz Fest. Daughter of musician Frank Richard, of Chocolate Milk, Dawn was a driving force in the former group Danity Kane and went on to work with P. Diddy in the band Diddy Dirty Money.
Dawn will be making an appearance at 6pm tomorrow, Tuesday January 29th at Peaches Records located at 408 N. Peters St, New Orleans. She will be in-store signing albums and seeing fans. Be sure to stop by and see the city’s accredited star. For more information on Dawn Richard’s upcoming appearance follow @DawnRichard on Twitter.