Festival Circuit: New Orleans

A series focusing on the musical history and impact of festivals and cities around the world.

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  • Let’s Go Together: Morgan Jerkins Interview

    Thanks for listening to Festival Circuit: New Orleans. We wanted to share an episode of Let’s Go Together, from the publishers of Travel + Leisure. Journalist, pilot and travel expert Kellee Edwards hosts this podcast about celebrating inclusivity while inspiring people to explore the world. The episode we’re going to include here is an interview with Morgan Jerkins, a…

  • Biscuits & Jam: Willie Nelson Interview

    We wanted to share an episode of Biscuits & Jam, created by the publishers of Southern Living Magazine. It’s a podcast about home, family, tradition, and Southern culture as described by amazing artists. Today we’re sharing an interview with the legendary Willie Nelson. Please subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you find your…

  • Episode 5: A New Day

    Welcome to episode 5 of Festival Circuit: New Orleans. In this final episode, we wrap things up by looking at what the future holds for live music and jazz fest and how the music industry needs to change, and we pay tribute to some of the people who made New Orleans music what it is…

  • Episode 4: From The President To Frenchmen Street

    Welcome back to Festival Circuit: New Orleans. In this episode, we’re going to explore the late night music scene around jazz fest.We hear from George Porter, Papa Mali and Robert Walter about the magic of one-time late night collaborations, and we talk with Irma Thomas about performing with Allen Toussaint on the President. We also…

  • Episode 3: At The Fairgrounds

    Welcome back to Festival Circuit: New Orleans. In episode 3, we’re going to jazz fest! We’ll look at how the festival started, hear from interviewees about standout performances, talk about the evolution of the festival itself, and of course, talk a bit about jazz fest food. We spend some time in the Gospel Tent, dance with…

  • Episode 2: Families Of Music

    Welcome back Festival Circuit: New Orleans. In episode 2, we explore the idea of family in New Orleans, in all the ways that it manifests—the famous musical families of the city, the broader New Orleans musical family, and the idea that the city feels like one big family in many ways. There’s discussion of food,…

  • Families Of Music

    Welcome back Festival Circuit: New Orleans. In episode 2, we explore the idea of family in New Orleans, in all the ways that it manifests—the famous musical families of the city, the broader New Orleans musical family, and the idea that the city feels like one big family in many ways. There’s discussion of food,…

  • Episode 1: Spirits In The Water

    Welcome to Festival Circuit. This is a new narrative series focusing on the history and impact of festivals and cities around the world. The first season, focused on the music of New Orleans and the annual jazz festival, premieres today.In episode 1, we explore the history of the city and the history of music in…

  • Trailer

    A new narrative series focusing on the history and impact of festivals and cities around the world. The first season, focused on the music of New Orleans and the annual jazz festival, premieres July 9.We set out to answer the question: What is it about New Orleans that makes it such a special place for music?…