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Dave Matthews, Wilco and sunshine on Jazz Fest schedule

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A couple dances in shrimp boots as Yvette Landry performs at the Fais Do-Do stage at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) © The Associated Press A couple dances in shrimp boots as Yvette Landry performs at the Fais Do-Do stage at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wilco, Dave Matthews, Terence Blanchard are set to perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. But perhaps the biggest star of the day is the sunshine in the forecast.

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux of the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian tribe, performs with the band Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) © The Associated Press Big Chief Monk Boudreaux of the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian tribe, performs with the band Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Friday is the fifth day of the seven-day festival. Portions of last Sunday were rained out and Thursday brought a wet, muddy mess. But the skies over the festival on Friday were cloud-free, and the weather is expected to be sunny until Sunday.

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux of the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian tribe, performs with the band Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) © The Associated Press Big Chief Monk Boudreaux of the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian tribe, performs with the band Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Matthews is performing with Tim Reynolds to close out the festival's largest stage and Wilco closes out the second-biggest stage.

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux of the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian tribe, performs with the band Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) © The Associated Press Big Chief Monk Boudreaux of the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian tribe, performs with the band Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Hometown artist Terence Blanchard will be in the Jazz Tent.

Fans cheer as Widespread Panic performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) © The Associated Press Fans cheer as Widespread Panic performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The festival is one of the city's biggest tourist draws and features hundreds of artists from around the state and well-known out-of-town musicians.

The Cheyenne and 7th Ward Creole Hunters Mardi Gras Indians second line through the crowd at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Cheyenne and 7th Ward Creole Hunters Mardi Gras Indians second line through the crowd at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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