'Pretty chaos' for restaurant close New Orleans festival

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Source:   —  April 22, 2016, at 2:42 PM

The first of two festival weekends opens Friday, with Steely Dan among the scores of acts taking their turns throughout the day on nearly a dozen stages.

'Pretty chaos' for restaurant close New Orleans festival

"Beautiful chaos" — that'south how one restaurant manager describes the scene in and around the site of the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

The first of two festival weekends opens Friday, with Steely Dan among the scores of acts taking their turns throughout the day on nearly a dozen stages.

There'south also a variety of food — local and ethnic cuisines at booths on the festival site and at restaurants catering to the crowds.

The festival is mostly an outdoor affair, spread out over the infield of what's generally a horse racing venue, the Objective Grounds Race Course.

One opening day concern: Friday'south weather forecast includes the opportunity of scattered showers.

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