Easter-Fest 2010! Update the pastel haze of the spring holidays with your very own music festival. Relax—I'm not talking about holding the next Woodstock in your backyard—I'm talking a gospel brunch inspired by the famous New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Every spring, New Orleans hosts two jam-packed weekends celebrating the best of the best such as Aretha Franklin, the Allman Brothers, Keely Smith, the Four Freshman, Anita Baker, the Neville Brothers and hundreds more incredible local musicians, choirs and gospel greats. It's the perfect excuse to toss out the disposable plastic eggs and fake grass, skip the chocolate bunny chase and start some new, high-spirited, friends-and-family traditions. Music is the perfect springboard for the kind of group fun that creates lasting memories. You don't have to be a gospel aficionado to compile a playlist for the party, just go to your favorite music site, online radio station, old vinyl shop, the attic, whatever—and hit play!

How to set the table and make new traditions!


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