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New Orleans Jazz Fest moves up Fleetwood Mac, changes other performance times

(NOLA.com)
(NOLA.com)

By Keith Spera
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Producers of the New Orleans Jazz Fest have tweaked the timing of several shows this weekend. The most significant change? On Saturday, May 4, Fleetwood Mac’s headlining Acura Stage set will start 30 minutes earlier than previously scheduled, at 4:40 p.m. instead of 5:10.

As a result, the band is now allotted two hours and 10 minutes of performance time, second only to Widespread Panic’s 2 1/2 hours on Thursday, May 2.

The Fleetwood Mac change has slightly altered the rest of Saturday’s Acura Stage schedule. The opening act, Southern University of Baton Rouge Jazz Jags, will end 10 minutes earlier, at 11:45 a.m.

Next up is J.D. & the Straight Shot, a New York-based blues-rock band fronted by businessman James Dolan, the CEO/president of Cablevision, the executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company, and the executive charged with overseeing the New York Knicks, the New York Rangers and other professional teams.

J.D. & the Straight Shot will start and end earlier than originally scheduled; so, too, will Cowboy Mouth and Little Big Town. Cowboy Mouth also had 10 minutes trimmed from its set time, down to 50 minutes.

The Acura Stage schedule for Saturday, May 4, is now:

11-11:45 a.m., Southern University of Baton Rouge Jazzy Jags

12:05-12:55 p.m., J.D. & the Straight Shot

1:15-2:05 p.m., Cowboy Mouth

2:40-3:55 p.m., Little Big Town

4:40-7 p.m., Fleetwood Mac

The Acura Stage schedule on Sunday, May 5 also was altered slightly. It is now:

11:15 a.m.-noon, OTRA

12:25-1:15 p.m., Brass-A-Holics

1:45-2:55 p.m., The Meter Men featuring Zigaboo Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli and George Porter Jr. plus Page McConnell

3:40-5:05 p.m., The Black Keys

5:35-7 p.m., Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Sunday’s Gentilly Stage schedule also is slightly different. As a result, Aaron Neville has 15 additional minutes for the Gentilly Stage debut of his solo band.

11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m., Creole String Beans

12:25-1:40 p.m., New Orleans Classic R&B Recording Revue featuring Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Frankie Ford, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson and Robert “Barefootin'” Parker with the Blue-Eyed Soul Revue

2-3:05 p.m., Irma Thomas

3:45-5:15 p.m., Daryl Hall and John Oates

5:45-7 p.m., Aaron Neville

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