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Katy Perry, Leon Bridges headline Jazz Fest Saturday

April 27, 2019
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Festival goers attend the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Friday, April 26, 2019, in New Orleans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
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Festival goers attend the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Friday, April 26, 2019, in New Orleans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Katy Perry and Leon Bridges are among the top names headlining the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Perry, who’s known for her over-the-top costumes and pop music, will close out the Acura Stage on Saturday.

Soul singer Leon Bridges closes out the Gentilly Stage.

The third day of the festival also features a wide variety of Louisiana artists. Singer Irma Thomas is a frequent performer on the larger stages, but Saturday she’s also ducking into the kids tent for a special performance with Johnette Downing and Scott Billington.

The festival is also marking its 50th anniversary by highlighting the region’s musical greats.

A special performance at the blues tent Sunday celebrates the “New Orleans Piano Professors” such as Professor Longhair and Fats Domino.