Photos by Kichea S. Burt
This year’s 12th Annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival was hotter than ever, with a lineup featuring Grammy winners Robert Cray and Bobby Rush at the top of the bill and including some NOLA favorites the incomparable Deacon John’s Jump Blues, plus the longtime King of Bourbon Street, Luther Kent & Trick Bag and Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters and many others. Of course the BBQ was amazing, after all it is a barbecue festival, so the event also featured the best assemblage of regional meat smokers to be found anywhere – including some of the hot new barbecue restaurants that have lit up the New Orleans culinary scene. The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival was presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, and if you missed it this year, make sure to put it on your calendar for next year. Of course, food, music, good times, Data was there!