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Off the beaten path at Jazz Fest 2012 Weekend #1

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The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, also known as simply Jazz Fest, is finally upon us and we know you’re going through your list of survival must-haves:
- money (check)
- sunblock (check)
- hat (check)
 -enough patience to navigate through 50,000 sweaty people (hopefully a check)
With the necessities covered, it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty of Jazz Fest…the music…that’s why we truly go, right? We all know the Crawfish Monica, cochon du lait, and fried green tomatoes are great, but the music is king, right? Ok, ok, the music is king and the food is queen. But we can understand how overwhelming it can be to navigate the twelve stages with over 50 performers and the equally huge number of food vendors at Jazz Fest.
Well, you’re in luck. Here’s some of the best of the best for Weekend #1 at Jazz Fest 2012:


Music: Dee-1 from 12:40-1:30 on the Congo Square Stage. For those of you who like to make it to the festival grounds before 1pm, then you are in for a show. At the Congo Square Stage, you will find homegrown and nationally rising rapper Dee-1. Dee-1’s style, which utilizes positive lyrics without the use of profanity, have made him a breath of fresh air in a stagnant genre. 
Music: Slavic Soul Party! from 4:25-5:35 on the Jazz & Heritage Stage. New York may not be known for its brass bands, but this group is determined to change your mind. Self described of having a style that blends funk, soul, and gypsy, Slavic Soul Party! will undoubtedly make you a believer that brass band music is alive and thriving in the Big Apple. 
Food: Crawfish bread from Panorama Foods in Food Area I.
Dessert: Creole cream cheesecake with strawberries from Minnie Pearl Pies and Pastries in Heritage Square.


Music: Evan Christopher & Clarinet Road from 1:25-2:15 inside the Zatarain’s/WWOZ Jazz Tent. If you’re looking for a bit of traditional jazz to add to your schedule, then look no farther than this accomplished clarinetist. Evan Christopher (a Californian turned New Orleanian) has managed to make early jazz relevant and entertaining.
Music: Carolina Chocolate Drops from 4:20-5:35 on the Sheraton New Orleans Fais Do-Do Stage. Make your way to the Fais Do-Do stage to find one of the most interesting groups at the festival. The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform old-time string music with a fresh interpretation of classic black folk music. These supremely gifted musicians are a delight to hear and will have you slapping your knees in glee before you know it.
Food: Ya Ka Mein from Miss Linda’s Catering in Food Area I.
Dessert: Roman chewing candy from Roman Chewing Candy Company around the Fairgrounds.


Music: Pat Casey & the New Sound from 12:15-1:05 inside the Zatarain’s/WWOZ Jazz Tent. Once again, if you’re an early comer to Jazz Fest, you are in for a treat. At the Zatarain’s/WWOZ Jazz Tent, you will find some of the hardest working musicians in New Orleans. The New Sound combines funk, Afro-Cuban, traditional music while keeping a distinct New Orleans flair. Their sound is one that you do not want to miss.
Music: Gary Clark, Jr. from 4:30-5:45 inside the Blued Tent. Nothing says Sunday morning better than a little bit of blues. Well, there is no one better than Gary Clark, Jr., who has been making head waves over the last few years. Clark fuses classic blues and rock & roll with soul and classic hip hop, which makes for one of the more entertaining performances you will see over the weekend.
Food: Crawfish bisque from Lil’ Dizzy’s Café in Heritage Square.
Dessert: Strawberry lemonade from Café Reconcile in Congo Square.

Need more??? Check out the MUSIC SCHEDULE and FOOD VENDORS!
See y’all at the Fairgrounds!

Last modified on Thursday, 26 April 2012
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