Jazz Fest Announces Major Lineup For 2017 January 27, 2017 11:09

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has revealed its lineup for 2017, which includes many of the biggest names from all genres.  The annual festival, held in New Orleans, LA from April 28th to May 7th at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, will feature the likes of Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Kings Of Leon, Pitbull, Usher & The Roots, Harry Connick Jr, Meghan Trainor, Lorde, Snoop Dogg, Alabama Shakes, Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Earth Wind & Fire, Wilco, Darius Rucker, NAS with the Soul Rebels, Buddy Guy, The Meters, Dr. John, Aaron Neville, George Benson, Irma Thomas, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Leon Bridges, Anders Osborne, Galactic, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, The Revivalists,  and many more.  See below for the full lineup, and  head over to the official Jazz Fest website for all of the official details.
Watch the official 2017 Jazz Fest lineup announcement video here:

Members Of The Meters & Widespread Panic Announce Jazz Fest After Show January 10, 2017 13:43

It's that time of the year again, when all of the pieces for the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Jazz Fest) are beginning to fall into place.  Foundation of Funk, which features George Porter Jr. and Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters) teaming up with a rotating cast of musicians, has just revealed arguably its most exciting lineup to date.  The supergroup will headline an official Jazz Fest after show at NOLA Republic on Thursday, May 4th with the help of Widespread Panic's Jimmy Herring and JoJo Hermann.  This group of performers are certainly no strangers to the annual New Orleans celebration, as Porter and Zigaboo have been staples in the scene for decades, and Widespread Panic has performed at the festival a total of nine times.  

This Foundation of Funk set will follow a previously announced Mardi Gras performance (Friday, February 24th) at Tipitinas, a night where the lineup will feature Anders Osborne and Jon Cleary.  Tickets for Foundation of Funk with Jimmy Herring and JoJo Hermann will go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 13 at 11am. Fans can get a code for pre-sale tickets by signing up for the Nolafunk email list (those tickets will go on sale Wednesday, January 11 at 11am).

Watch Foundation of Funk (feat. Eric Krasno & Neal Evans of Soulive) perform at The Rex Theatre on 05.19.16 here:

Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers Jam with George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, and Zigaboo at Jazz Fest April 26, 2016 09:36

The 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicked off in in strong fashion over the weekend, with performances from the likes of Pearl Jam, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Grace Potter, Gov't Mule, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Galactic, Anders Osborne, and so many more.  One performance in particular that caught our attention was the Red Hot Chili Peppers on the Acura Stage late in the afternoon on Sunday.  After nearly two hours of RHCP's greatest hits, bassist Flea invited New Orleans funk legends George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, and Zigaboo Modeliste on stage for one final song, "Give It Away".  Another perfect example of something that will only happen at one event: JazzFest.

Jazz Fest is an annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. Use of the term "Jazz Fest" can also include the days surrounding the Festival and the many shows at unaffiliated New Orleans nightclubs scheduled during the Festival event weekends.  JazzFest continues throughout this week/weekend, and a full schedule of events and performances can be found by clicking here.

Watch RHCP perform "Give It Away" with George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, and Zigaboo Modeliste at Jazz Fest here:


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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 JamRed 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: