New Orleans is currently under musical attack. With Jazz Fest happening over the next two weekends, the city is transforming into an entirely different world, where creatures of the night stay out all hours, hopping from venue to venue in search of nonstop music after a day at the fairgrounds. With countless superjams, unexpected sit-ins and collaborations, and no rules or expectations of conformity, Jazz Fest, from beginning to end, is its own animal.

The Official L4LM Guide To Jazz Fest After Dark

Across six stages, five tents, and endless parades, the world’s greatest gumbo is served by some of the most influential musicians of our time at the annual Jazz Fest during the day. Perhaps it is the exceptionally diverse range in talent, or the endless rows of tents with the city’s best cuisine, but there’s something in the air that keeps fans coming back every year for more.

This year’s Friday headliners included Trey Anastasio Band, NAS with the Soul Rebels, Aaron Neville, Harry Connick Jr., and Astral Project, with earlier performances from Leon Bridges, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers, and so many more. Enjoy the photo images in the gallery below from Marc Millman and Jeremy Scott.

After the festival, the flood gates officially opened for all late-night activity to follow. The madness ensued with performances from JJ Grey and Nathaniel Rateliff at the Sugar MillDumpstaphunk and The Motet’s Mixtape 1979 at the Howlin’ WolfPreservation Jazz Hall BandGov’t Mule and Soulive at the Saenger, and moe. and Turkuaz at the Civic Theatre.

Photographer Jeremy Scott followed the music throughout the city and have the following images to share with those sitting at home with an aggressive case of FOMO.