UPDATE: JAZZ FEST 2021 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. :(
The lineup for this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has finally arrived!
Set for this October 8-10 and October 15-17 following an absolutely heart-wrenching set of delays and cancellations following the pandemic outbreak, this year’s festival will be a cathartic return to the yearly, proud tradition and celebration of New Orleans culture.
They’ve picked a set of heavy hitters to help them celebrate again in style, and the spirit of the Grateful Dead will be alive and well in the city on the first weekend as Dead & Company gets the top billing and the honor of being the first name you see on the lineup poster below.
Following them right up are Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Buffett, Lizzo, Demi Lovato, The Black Crowes, H.E.R., Brandi Carlile, Norah Jones, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Beach Boys, Ludacris, Trombone Shorty, Jon Batiste and Elvis Costello, all on the lineup and headlining. But jeez, we haven’t even mentioned Line #4 of the poster yet which includes Wu-Tang Clan with locals The Soul Rebels and Ziggy Marley doing the Songs of Bob Marley. Kudos for The Revivalists for getting way up that lineup tower as well.
Check out the full list of artists below and start saving up for those Crawfish Monica bowls.