Blues and BBQ are ubiquitous in the South, even here in Louisiana where we like to do our own thing. But we’re embracing everything about these two classics this weekend at the 2013 Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival! The festival will take place this year in Lafayette Square Park from Friday, October 18, through Sunday, October 20, and is presented by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation. Featured artists this year include Johnny Lang, James Cotton, Shemekia Copeland, Mightly Sam McClain, Mel Waiters, the Lee Boys, Sonny Landreth, the Iguanas, Cedric Burnside, Alvin Youngblood Hart, John Mooney, and Blind Boy Paxton. As with any New Orleans festival, there will be plenty of great food, too–after all, it is the Blues and BBQ Festival! You can find more detail on the festival, including a schedule of musical performances, here.