Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2009 ended  May 24 to much acclaim.  For those wishing to keep the momentum, there’s “Plenty to do at the Vieux -To-Do”  in New Orleans June 13 – 14.

A "Vieux" from the Vieux Carre

A "Vieux" from the Vieux Carre .

The 2nd annual Vieux-To-Do festival (actually, three festivals in one) is held in the French Quarter, on the banks of the Mississippi river.  Plenty of Cajun-Creole cooking  and Louisiana Seafood!

FREE music on  two stages – 

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation

is coordinating the entertainment.

Although Express Jet no longer flies directly out  of Jacksonville International Airport to New Orleans, it is possible to charter a flight direct!

Of course, it might easier  to connect through  (annoying)  Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.

Who thinks JIA needs more DIRECT destination flights?

-k.a. gardner