The lineup for the 50th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was recently announced and it boasts quite an eclectic group of artists. The Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, Dave Matthews Band, Chris Stapleton, and Jimmy Buffett are just a few of the artists that will be performing. The festival is scheduled for two weekends, April 25-28 and May 2-5.
Each day of the festival there will be a completely new lineup. The festival will begin on April 25 with performances from Earth, Wind and Fire, Alanis Morissette, Ciara, and the Doobie Brothers. April 26 will boast performances from Santana, Jimmy Cliff, the Head and the Heart, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Robert Cray Band, and the Revivalists. On April 27, Katy Perry will perform in addition to Logic, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Boz Scaggs, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The first weekend will close on April 28 with performances by Van Morrison, Al Green, J Balvin, Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Indigo Girls, and a family tribute to jazz legend Ellis Marsalis led by Wynton and Branford Marsalis.
On May 2, the second weekend will open with performances by The Rolling Stones, Ziggy Marley, Mavis Staples, and Tom Jones. Festival attendees will be able to see Chris Stapleton as well as Gladys Knight, Gary Clark, Jr., Los Lobos, and Kamasi Washington on May 3. The Dave Matthews Band will take the stage on May 4 after performances from artists like Pitbull and New Orleans legends Aaron Neville and Big Freedia. Finally, the festival will end on May 5 with Jimmy Buffett, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue with the Nevilles, John Fogerty, Chaka Khan, and Herbie Hancock.
The complete Jazz Fest lineup is available on the festival’s website. Tickets go on sale on Jan. 18 at 10 am.
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