Allen Toussaint honored with second-line, memorial at Fair Grounds #JazzFest #NOLA

New Orleans music legend Allen Toussaint officially joined the ranks of the Jazz Fest ancestors on Saturday, as a painted cutout of him was unveiled near the festival’s Congo Square Stage.
Advocate photo by SOPHIA GERMER -- Hannah LeBeaux holds a photograph of her grandfather, the late singer, songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint in the jazz funeral/second line at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Saturday.
The area, a memorial grounds of sorts, features wooden cutouts of festival legends like Danny Barker, Uncle Lionel Batiste, Al Hirt, Big Chief Bo Dollis and now Toussaint, who sits at a full grand-piano keyboard in the portrait unveiled Saturday after a second-line parade at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell.