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Officials say 425,000 grooved at New Orleans Jazz Fest

Festival goers attend the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 6, 2017, in New Orleans.
Festival goers attend the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 6, 2017, in New Orleans. Amy Harris/Invision/AP

Officials with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival estimate attendance at this year’s event drew 425,000 people.

The festival at the Fair Grounds horse track took place over seven days – April 28 through April 30, and May 4 through May 7. Major musical acts this year included Stevie Wonder, Harry Connick Jr. and John Batiste.

The festival also featured a major celebration of Cuban music and culture.

Next year’s festival, which will be the 49th, opens April 27.

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