It’s been about six full days for me at this year’s Jazz Fest and I’ve still got tons of updates coming from our team here, including reviews of the Megalomaniac’s Ball on Wednesday night and some video highlights from last night’s Johnny Vidacovich trio show last night that sold out the Maple Leaf. I’m absolutely loving this festival, that’s for sure. I’ll be making it back here as many years in a row as I can. But for any folks staying at home this year, YouTube has partnered up with a few sponsors to offer three days of live webcasts from this year’s festival. Check out the announcement below and the full schedule after the jump…

My Morning Jacket, Bon Iver, Jimmy Buffett Acoustic, Zac Brown Band, Trombone Shorty, Bonnie Raitt, Janelle Monae, Rodrigo y Gabriela, GIVERS, Bruce Hornsby, Galactic, Preservation Hall and Friends, and many others will all be featured during the Jazz Fest webcast, which begins today at 2:00 p.m. CDT. Running May 4, 5 and 6, the webcast, powered by Dell and Intel and presented in partnership with YouTube, will stream live music and pre-recorded highlights from the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. Visit for details and updates.

Friday, May 4th
14:00 Marcia Ball
14:05 Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers
15:00 Roddie Romero & the Hub-City Allstars *
15:15 Papa Grows Funk *
15:25 Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
15:45 Bonerama
16:35 Voice of the Wetlands Allstars *
16:55 Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes *
17:15 Zac Brown Band
17:30 Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A.
19:00 Glen Hansard *
19:00 GIVERS *
19:30 The Dirty Dozen Brass Band *
19:55 Bon Iver *
20:00 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue *

Saturday, May 5th
14:00 Allen Toussaint
14:05 Anders Osborne
14:55 The Dixie Cups *
15:05 Cowboy Mouth *
15:10 Irma Thomas
15:35 Better Than Ezra
16:45 George Porter, Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners *
17:25 Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone *
17:25 My Morning Jacket
17:55 Zebra *
18:55 Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk *
19:00 Gomez *
20:00 Janelle Monae *

Sunday, May 6th
14:00 Galactic
14:00 funky Meters
15:15 Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers
15:45 Bonnie Raitt
16:40 Tribute to Alex Chilton feat. Dave Pirner, Alex McMurray, Susan Cowsill, Doug Garrison and René Coman *
17:10 Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys *
17:45 The Neville Brothers
18:10 The New Orleans Bingo! Show *
19:00 Creole String Beans
19:40 Preservation Hall and Friends
20:00 Jimmy Buffett, Acoustic – with Mac McAnally *

* recorded from Weekend 1