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New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Arcade Fire at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans, May 2 to 4 , 2014 / Photo by Caitlyn Ridenour

This past Sunday closed out New Orleans Jazz Fest’s second weekend at the city’s Fair Grounds Race Course. The gigantic festival has become an institution for the city, where eleven stages of music host acts from local factions of jazz, blues, gospel, brass band, and folk-rock alongside headliners. Mobile brass bands toured through the stalls that sold crafts, art, or fried foods (po-boys! beignets! catfish! crab cakes!) picking up revelers as they danced their way from one stage to another. We spent the weekend doing much of the same. Here are our best live photos of 2014 Jazz Fest’s second weekend, featuring Arcade Fire, Trombone Shorty, Alabama Shakes, Charles Bradley, and more.