Coming up the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May this next year is the New Orleans Jazz Festival. There will be plenty of country acts for 2012 including Zac Brown Band, the Eagles, and Asleep at the Wheel. Incredible singers Bonnie Raitt, Steve Earle, and Grace Potter who teamed with Kenny Chesney on "You and Tequila", are also set to perform. And for all you Kokomo beach-combers, the Beach Boys founding members plan a reunion concert at the fest. There's going to be something for all tastes in music. And how did all this start? According to this site the great Mahalia Jackson appeared in April 1970 with the legendary Duke Ellington, and the tradition has continued. Go here for ticket info. Zac Brown Band is one of my favorite groups and here's one of their best songs done live.