NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The gates opened Thursday at the 50th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival after a brief rain delay.
Festival-goers were allowed in at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, 90 minutes late.
The music started a bit later with the day's scheduled second acts, including Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Review, Balfa Toujours and the J. Monque'D Blues Review.
Bob Warren and Neal Adler were at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to work at a beer tent but took advantage of the delay to get some lunch before fans were admitted.
Warren was eating boudin balls, fried rice and sausage, and Adler had a barbecued brisket sandwich. They also tried one of the year's new items oyster Rockefeller bisque, which Warren described as "quite exceptionally good."