NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival | Line-up Announced

jazzfest.logo.jpgThe New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival announced its enormous line-up today. The annual music extravaganza is slated for April 27-29 and May 4-6. As usual, the line-up combines a huge list of mainstream pop acts, jam-rock and groove-oriented bands, and a slate of jazz combos strewn throughout the city.

Seems like everyone’s trying to get in on the “support New Orleans” tip since Katrina. But I’m definitely not complaining, because this line-up has something for everyone. Is it me, or does it just keep going and going?

Harry Connick Jr.
Rod Stewart
Steely Dan
Norah Jones
ZZ Top
John Legend
Van Morrison
Brad Paisley
Jill Scott
Ludacris
Dr. John
Bonnie Raitt
New Edition
Gilberto Santa Rosa
Irma Thomas
Jerry Lee Lewis
Counting Crows
Allman Brothers Band
Allen Toussaint
George Benson
Pharoah Sanders
George Thorogood
Stephen Marley feat. Jr. Gong
Better Than Ezra
Joss Stone
Banda el Recodo
Calexico
Taj Mahal
Johnny Rivers
Lucinda Williams
Branford Marsalis
Richie Havens
Soulive
Cowboy Mouth
Percy Sledge
Tony Joe White
Gillian Welch
Bobby Jones & the Nashville Super Choir
T-Bone Burnett
Rebirth Brass Band
Galactic
Mose Allison
Marcia Ball
Roy Hargrove
Chuck Leavell
Arturo Sandoval
The Holmes Brothers
Snooks Eaglin
Dr. Lonnie Smith
The New Orleans Social Club
James Carter
The Radiators
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Lucky Peterson
Darrell McFadden
Sonny Landreth
Danilo Perez
Ivan Neville
Dottie Peoples
Davell Crawford
Ba Cissoko of Guinea
George Porter Jr.
Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste
Tab Benoit
Les Amazones of Guinea
World Saxophone Group
John Mooney & Bluesiana
Buckwheat Zydeco
Anders Osborne
Elder Baab & the Madison Bumble Bees of Winnsboro
Eddie Bo
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
Rosie Ledet
Amanda Shaw
The Iguanas
Marva Wright
Walter “Wolfman” Washington
Deacon John
Donald Harrison
Nicholas Payton
Terence Blanchard
Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews & Orleans Avenue
Bob French
Elysian Fieldz
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers
Ellis Marsalis

Tickets are already on sale at the NOLA Jazz Fest site and TicketBastard.

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  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    While I think there’s some good on that lineup, there’s way too much “wait, those guys are still a band?” thoughts.

    Oh well.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    While I think there’s some good on that lineup, there’s way too much “wait, those guys are still a band?” thoughts.

    Oh well.

  • Rob

    I wonder how they’ll treat Chicagoans who make it down to the festival. Hopefully with more class than we treated them at the NFC Championship game…

  • Aaron

    Justin, Add Sound tribe Sector 9 to the list. I just got an email from them last night saying they would be touring in april and ending at Jazzfest. It is also posted on their message board.

  • Aaron

    Justin, Add Sound tribe Sector 9 to the list. I just got an email from them last night saying they would be touring in april and ending at Jazzfest. It is also posted on their message board.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com WHITperson

    Justin, I agree. Better than Ezra jumped out at me in that category.

    Also, in retrospect, there just seem to be some others that just don’t quite fit the mold. I know that Jazz Fest has definitely gone poppy over the past 5-7 years, but some of these are a stretch. It’s one thing to have Harry Connick Jr, Norah Jones, or even Bonnie Rait, but Counting Crows? New Edition? Ludacris? That’s just a bit, well, I won’t even say the word.

    Aaron, thanks for STS9 tip. We’ll check into it and post it when it’s official.

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com WHITperson

    Justin, I agree. Better than Ezra jumped out at me in that category.

    Also, in retrospect, there just seem to be some others that just don’t quite fit the mold. I know that Jazz Fest has definitely gone poppy over the past 5-7 years, but some of these are a stretch. It’s one thing to have Harry Connick Jr, Norah Jones, or even Bonnie Rait, but Counting Crows? New Edition? Ludacris? That’s just a bit, well, I won’t even say the word.

    Aaron, thanks for STS9 tip. We’ll check into it and post it when it’s official.

  • http://www.michaelkrahn.com Michael Krahn

    Hey,

    I just put the second of 5 parts about Counting Crows up on my blog.

    Found you through Google blog search because you mentioned the band.

    Check it out:

    http://krahn.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.michaelkrahn.com Michael Krahn

    Hey,

    I just put the second of 5 parts about Counting Crows up on my blog.

    Found you through Google blog search because you mentioned the band.

    Check it out:

    http://krahn.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.avwzioni.org/filmati filmati

    Interessieren. SEHR interessant! ;)

  • http://www.avwzioni.org/filmati filmati

    Interessieren. SEHR interessant! ;)

  • http://www.2ire17.org/alessandra alessandra

    9 su 10! Ottenerlo! Siete buoni!

  • http://www.2ire17.org/alessandra alessandra

    9 su 10! Ottenerlo! Siete buoni!

  • http://www.2ire17.org/cristiana cristiana

    I’ll be BACK! :) ;)

  • http://www.2ire17.org/cristiana cristiana

    I’ll be BACK! :) ;)

  • Rob

    I wonder how they'll treat Chicagoans who make it down to the festival. Hopefully with more class than we treated them at the NFC Championship game…