NolaVie Presents : Festivals

Birdfoot Festival’s fourth year is no small feat

Birdfoot Festival returns for its fourth year, chamber music and unique locations, one of which is Madewood Plantation in Napoleonville (pictured). (photo: Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee)

Growing up playing violin in New Orleans, Jenna Sherry, the artistic director and co-founder of the Birdfoot Festival, noticed that although she had a tremendous passion for chamber music there was a remarkable lack of interest or discussion ... Read More »

Top picks for Bayou Boogaloo 2015

Bayou Boogaloo

With summer rapidly approaching and temperatures on the rise, there are only a few weekends of bearable weather left until most folks shut themselves inside through daylight hours. And no excuses -- you've had a week to recover ... Read More »

Food Porn: Good little monsters

Softshell po-boy 2015

Last weekend, I accomplished what can best be described as "my annual Jazz Fest food orgy." Now, I know most people attend the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival for the music; the crafts; and just the fact ... Read More »

Jazz Fest weekend 2 recap


After a very stormy first weekend, Jazz Fest crowds were treated to a weekend of perfect weather.  With the great weather came some of the biggest crowds I've ever seen at the Fairgrounds, including what had to be ... Read More »

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