New Orleans Jazz Fest Announces Heavy Hitting Lineup For 2016 January 19, 2016 16:03
The 2016 New Orleans Jazz Fest lineup is headlined by Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and the Promise of the Real, Snoop Dogg, and Paul Simon. Steely Dan, Beck, Van Morrison, Nick Jonas, and Trombone Shorty, plus dozens of other Louisiana artists, join the top-level talent on the festival schedule.
“When we think about raising the bar -- and I think about it constantly, every waking moment -- that’s getting to a pretty good bar,” Quint Davis, the festival’s longtime producer/director, said Tuesday. ”Now we’ve gotten to the point where we have the biggest and best person we can get on every stage, every day. We have the structure that allows for it, we have the wherewithal to afford it, and people want to do it.”
Other notable acts include Ms. Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monáe, Snoop Dogg, Dr. John & the Nite Trippers, Gary Clark Jr., Mavis Staples, Bonnie Raitt, Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter, J. Cole, Gov’t Mule, Bozz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, The Isley Brothers, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Grace Potter, Johnny Lang, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Aaron Neville, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Rhiannon Giddens, The Lone Bellow, and Buffy Sainte-Marie, among others.
The full day-by-day breakdown and ticketing information can be found via the festival’s website. Advance, single-day tickets are $60 plus service charges, through Feb. 2. Advance tickets will be $65 from Feb. 3 through April 21. Tickets at the gate are $75. Get detailed ticketing info from the Jazz Fest website.
Watch the Official Jazz Fest 2016 Talent Announcement Video here: