The 43rd annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell features headliners including Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, rising stars like Troy Andrews and Theresa Andersson, International visitors, performers from all genres of indigenous Louisiana music and a special cultural pavilion honoring Mardi Gras Indians. In addition to the wide array of musical offerings, the fest also offers local cuisine, art and craft vendors, cooking demonstrations and more. Count Basin™ looks forward to two long weekends full of his favorite things. The following pages include previews for every performer, a map of the Fair Grounds, schedules and my critic's picks. See you Stage
On the Cover: Painter Terrance Osborne captures Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews playing on a porch in the Treme neighborhood.