@ZackTeibloom Finding out the hour by hour scheduling of a festival is equally exciting and frustrating. In some cases, it can be more frustrating as the overlaps you feared come to haunt you. We’ve got of overlaps 2nd weekend of Jazz Fest. Sunday is a cruel bitch. Van Morrison and The Dead Weather playing at the exact same time. OK, there’s a 10-minute overlap, but if you think I’m going to 10 minutes of Van (who will likely be 10 minutes late anyway) to NOT get a good spot for The Dead Weather, you’re crazy.
So, what to do when those two end? Make a tough decision between the next three acts. The Neville Brothers, B.B. King and Richie Havens. @Samifest insists there’s always tough conflicts at Jazz Fest, but this seems especially cruel. I’m so enraged with the Van Morrison/Dead Weather conflict that I’m turning it over to Kappel for the five other conflicts that have him wondering where he’ll be sippin’ on strawberry lemonade. I analyzed the 2nd weekend first since that’s the one Festival Crashers will be attending.
Sure, this is driving us crazy now, but at least it’s win-win. And if anyone underwhelms us, we have options. And they’re damn good.
Kappel’s 5 Biggest Conflicts*
- B.B. King/Richie Havens/The Neville Brothers (Sunday night) Decision: B.B
- Aretha Franklin/Stanley Clarke (Friday night) Decision: split sets
- Elvis Costello/Blues Traveler/Widespread Panic (Thursday Night) Decision: Start at WSP, mostly go to Elvis
- Allen toussaint/ Jose Feliciano (Friday night) Decision: Allen
- Jeff Beck/Kenny Wayne Shepherd/Pearl Jam (Saturday Night) Decision: Start at Pearl Jam, go to Jeff Beck. Get face melted.
Bonus conflict: Allen Toussaint Jazzity Project/Sonny Landreth/Aaron Neville
*Note these are subject to change. Just a first impression