New Orleans Jazz Fest 2012 Survival Guide

One of The Big Easy’s greatest traditions is just around the corner—the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival. Running from April 27 to May 6, this popular event features a long line of musical acts—Herbie Hancock, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are among the performers—plus more than 70 food booths from local and regional restaurants (think jambalaya and crawfish). Before you take on the crowds, check out our tips on on how to make the most of this year’s festival.

 Photo courtesy of Douglas Mason



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