A celebration of music in the birthplace of jazz
This annual tradition brings a smorgasbord of music and culture to New Orleans every year! Commonly known as Jazz Fest, this week-long festival has a fitting location, with the city of New Orleans having a lasting impact on the trajectory of early jazz and related genres such as Dixieland. Expect jazz greats, new talent, food, arts, and more at Jazz Fest!
The very first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was held in 1970, and saw Louisiana-born Mahalia Jackson perform alongside jazz legend Duke Ellington. The inaugural festival saw 350 attend - three decades later in 2003, over 160000 people attended! The festival doesn't limit itself to one genre, however, with music from styles included, from Afro-Caribbean to rock, and rap to country! The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival truly is a musical festival created by music fans, for music fans!
WHO IS PLAYING?
Below is a summary of some of the big names playing each day - but us by no means a fill line-up!
THURSDAY APR 25 - Earth Wind and Fire, Alanis Morissette, Doobie Brothers
FRIDAY APR 26 - Santana, The Revivalists, Jimmy Cliff
SATURDAY APR 27 - Katy Perry, Leon Bridges, Logic
SUNDAY APR 28 - Van Morrison, Al Green, J Balvin, Bonnie Raitt
THURSDAY MAY 02 - The Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, Ziggy Marley
FRIDAY MAY 03 - Chris Stapleton, Gladys Knight, Gary Clark Jr
SATURDAY MAY 04 - Dave Matthews Band, Pitbull, Aaron Neville
SUNDAY MAY 05 - Jimmy Buffett, Trombone Shorty, John Fogerty