Fans of live music, good food and life in general made the yearly pilgrimage to New Orleans the past two weekends for the annual New Orleans Heritage and Jazz Festival. The event represented the 45th gathering and featured headline artists that included Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Eric Clapton, Santana, Phish, Arcade Fire and Christina Aguilera, though the majority of music involved local musicians that continue the tradition of NOLA's rich musical heritage.
Jazz Fest has already set dates for 2015, and will take place between April 24 and May 3. Shell announced that they will continue to support the festival, pledging their sponsorship for the next five years and guaranteeing Jazz Fest reaches its 50th year.
Click through for a list of favorite performances during the second weekend of Jazz Fest.