Katy Perry, Leon Bridges headline Jazz Fest Saturday
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.