Since 1970, the city of New Orleans has been home to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, also known as Jazz Fest. Every year during the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May, the Louisiana Heritage Fair welcomes over 400,000 visitors to come see the talents of New Orleans musicians, cooks and craftspeople. Jazz Fest celebrates the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana, where visitors can expect to hear Jazz, Blues, R&B, Folk, Rock, Country, Bluegrass and more.
Popular musicians to visit Jazz Fest have included Joe Cocker, Neil Young, Bon Jovi, and Dave Matthews Band. If you are more interested in what’s to eat, there are over seventy booths featuring local cuisine such as boiled crawfish, Cajun delicacies, jambalaya, beignets and everything in between. In the Louisiana Folklife Village, you can find artisans making handcrafted goods that are representative to the area.
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2017 Performers Announced
Festival dates: April 26 - May 7, 2017
Stevie Wonder • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • Maroon 5 • Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds • Kings of Leon • Usher & The Roots • Harry Connick, Jr. • Meghan Trainor • Lorde • Snoop Dogg • Alabama Shakes • Pitbull • Widespread Panic • Trey Anastasio Band • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue • Earth, Wind & Fire • Wilco • Darius Rucker • Patti LaBelle • NAS with guests The Soul Rebels • Buddy Guy • The Meters • George Benson • Aaron Neville • Corinne Bailey Rae • Irma Thomas • Elle King • Dr. John Jonny Lang • Tower of Power • Jon Batiste and Stay Human • Amos Lee Preservation Hall Jazz Band • Big Freedia • Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly • The Revivalists • Leon Bridges • Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk • Dawes • Galactic Blues Traveler • Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes • The Mavericks Rhiannon Giddens • Rebirth Brass Band • The Lone Bellow • Big Sam’s Funky Nation Boney James • Herb Alpert & Lani Hall • Davell Crawford • Margo Price • Johnnyswim Lake Street Dive • The Joey Alexander Trio • Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
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