Jazz Fest Congo Square Stacked Heel

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Congo Square stage is by far my favorite area on the fairgrounds.  Filled with culture and music, the Congo Square marketplace and stage embodies the spirit and energy of the Fest.  I’ll wander and enjoy other areas of the festival,  but for the most part, friends and family know they’ll find me planted in front of Congo!
While I’m sharing, I might as well also share my all time favorite Jazz Fest musical set:  Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.  Until you close out the Fest singing along with Frankie Beverly and Maze, you have not yet experienced the best the Fest has to offer!  During their performance of “We Are One,” the audience practically moves as one.  The energy and love that is felt during the “Golden Time of Day” is tangible and real.  It’s beautiful, and yet sad, because we all know that once Beverly and Maze take the stage the day and the Fest is drawing to an end.
Drawing my color scheme from the stage backdrop, I glittered the stacked wedge heel with red, green, and gold.  The colors evoke thoughts of an African diaspora.
Less you forget that this is an homage to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, I decoupaged the outer sole with the food booth headers.
For the embellishments, I found a 3″ tambourine.  The size and shape were perfect to recreate the Jazz Fest second line backdrop logo.  The musical note and trumpet are repurposed Christmas ornaments.
No shoe post of mine would be complete without a view from the back!  Having finished my Jazz Fest Congo Square heel, I am now ready to enjoy week two of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. You know where I’ll be come out see me!