In Photos: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2017Article by: Laura Mason|@masonlazarus
Tue May 09, 2017 | 12:05 PM
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is for everyone. And it would be. Its hometown is a glorious melting pot of cultures and creeds and that inclusive, celebratory vibe oozes from every corner of this truly community-minded festival. Whether it's the lineup (which this year welcomed everything from Tom Petty to Snoop Dogg to a deep dive into the history of Cuban music) the food, the art, the performances, the attendees, or even the insanely affordable ticket prices, there is an irrepressible spirit of belonging here.
Below are sunny scenes (there was definitely rain, though) of happy festies from all walks of life honoring the power of live performance and New Orleans's traditions and heritage, captured by photographer Linka Odom.