Posted: Apr 24, 2010 2:19 PM
Updated: Apr 24, 2010 2:19 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Thousands of people poured onto the Fair Grounds Race Course on the second day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
The sun peeped through another grey sky a welcome sight after a mid-afternoon storm that caught many of Friday's opening-day festival-goers by surprise.
Some of Saturday's crowd wore rain boots to slog through deep mud to get to the the 12 stages where more than 60 musicians were scheduled Saturday.
Sam Panice of Las Vegas, Nev., watched Grandpa Elliott's debut performance in the Blues Tent. Panice, at his 16th Jazz Fest, says he's seen Elliott perform on the streets of New Orleans many times and was glad that he's finally getting a break.
He says Elliott's song styling and performances are amazing and he'd go see him anywhere.