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Top 10 reasons to attend the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Oct. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m.
Big Sam's Funky Nation

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Listen to outdoor music

Could there be a better combination than the great outdoors and live music? Work on your tan while listening to amazing bands all day long. Be sure to bring a hat and reapply that sunscreen. (If you forget, you can buy these items at the festival).

Pictured here is Big Sam's Funky Nation, who played on April 25, 2009.