The first big news to come out for the 2013 edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalLast year’s Festival drew over 450,000 people with an impressively lineup that included Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Beach Boys, My Morning Jacket, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bon Iver, Gary Clark Jr., Florence and the Machine and was notably capped by Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Advanced single-day tickets for , which takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course, are only $45 through mid to late January, when the price will be $50. The gate price ticket will again be $65. Children’s tickets (ages 2 – 10) are still only $5 and are available at the gate only. Single day tickets to are on sale by specific weekend, with each ticket valid for a single day’s attendance.

2011 || Photo by Jimmy Grotting

All of the Festival’s VIP packages will also go on sale while very limited supplies last. The ival offers three distinct VIP opportunities to experience the event in style: the Festival’s popular Big Chief VIP Experience ticket package provides special viewing access at most of the Festival’s stages; the Grand Marshal VIP Pass allows for up-close access at the three major stages; and the Krewe of VIP Pass which entitles patrons to special covered seating at the Acura Stage audience area. (See attachments for details.) The Festival offers a special layaway arrangement for each of the VIP packages. For information on layaway, please visit www.nojazzfest.com.

Tickets are available at www.nojazzfest.com and www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets can be purchased in person at the ticket office located at the Arena Box Office. All general admission tickets are subject to additional service fees and handling charges.

Bruce Springsteen – Waiting on a Sunny Day (Clip) – 2012