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

By: Meredith Darlington on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m.
Scarf for New Orleans Jazz Fest

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Just do it

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is a major April event. (We had a blast there, and we're already packing for next year.)

Attendees can either plant themselves down in front of one of the 12 music stages for the day or walk around to catch a variety of acts performing jazz, gospel, blues, rock and more. The grounds also feature Louisiana crafts, heritage information and traditional cuisine.

New Orleans has so much to offer. This is the perfect time to give the city a visit and see for yourself. (Text: Meredith Darlington)