The New Orleans Jazz Fest will celebrate its 50-year history with a Rolling Stones show in 2019.
The festival has just announced its full line-up, which in addition to the legendary band still has names like Katy Perry, Chris Stapleton, Van Morrison, J Balvin, John Fogerty, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Gladys Knight, Leon Bridges, Chaka Khan, Bob Seger, Santana, Herbie Hancock, Tom Jones, The Doobie Brothers, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Alanis Morissette, Ciara, Gary Clark Jr., Ziggy Marley, Mavis Staples, The Head and The Heart, Jimmy Cliff, Big Freedia, Kamasi Washington, Buddy Guy, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ani DiFranco, Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Soul Rebels, The Tribe Called Red and more.
The event takes place April 25-28 and May 2-5 at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Los Angeles.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, often known as Jazz Fest, is an annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. The term “Jazz Fest” also refers to the days surrounding the festival and the many shows at unaffiliated New Orleans nightclubs scheduled during the festival weekends.
The festival is a major tourist destination with economic importance for New Orleans rivaled only by Mardi Gras; the event brings to the city $300 million annually. Early Jazz Fests featured almost exclusively local acts. As the event’s popularity grew, the festival expanded to include nationally known acts.
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