The cubes are out, the late night grids are full and the time has come: It’s Jazz Fest season in New Orleans! For those who can’t make the trip, AXS TV (Ch. 340 on DirecTV) will broadcast the festival on television for the very first time from April 26th through May 5th. Check back here over the next few weeks for coverage and follow along with @LMBNOLA for updates from the Fairgrounds and around the Big Easy.
Jazz Fest artists scheduled to appear throughout AXS TV’s coverage include Billy Joel, John Mayer, Phoenix, Widespread Panic, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Gary Clark, Jr., Willie Nelson & Family, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Gipsy Kings, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Better Than Ezra, Laura Bell Bundy, Galactic, Marcia Ball, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Anders Osborne, Bonerama, Marc Broussard, and Cowboy Mouth and many more.
If you are going to be in New Orleans and want to enter for a pair of tickets to see Eddie Roberts’ West Coast Sounds (4/27) or Lee Fields and the Expressions on 5/4 at One Eyed Jacks, go here.
Hover over the ThingLink image above for video links from Jazz Fest’s past