The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival which will be held April 29-May 1 and May 5-8 announced the headliners of the show this morning. Even though, “Jazz Fest,” as the locals say, gives the connotation of a festival rich in New Orleans style music only, don’t be fooled. Jazz Fest bring huge stars to the city every year to play for the 2-weekend long “party.” Locals, as well as people from all over the world would not miss the festival if their life depended on it. Well maybe then, but no other time. Tourists of New Orleans love Mardi Gras, and locals love Jazz Fest!
This year’s headliners include: Bon Jovi, Arcade Fire, Kid Rock, The Strokes, island tunes singer Jimmy Buffett, John Mellencamp, Wilco, Mumford & Sons (who’s album Sigh No More has been #1 on Alt charts for weeks), Jason Mraz, and so many, many more!! As well as top notch names, there are always New Orleans musicians, great food, lots of alcohol, arts and crafts, and plenty to dance about.
Jazz Fest is always held at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course the last weekend in April and first weekend in May. Tickets are $40 a day or $120 for a weekend pass. Being a local of New Orleans I can contest to what an awesome festival it is. Make plans to visit New Orleans and “pass a good time, y’all.”
Which headliner are you excited to see perform at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival?