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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Announces 2024 Lineup

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, the annual celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana, has just unveiled its very special lineup for the 2024 Festival. The eight-day event, scheduled for April 25 – 28 and May 2 – 5, draws nearly half a million fans each year to the New Orleans Festival to enjoy nationally and internationally renowned guest artists alongside local talents showcasing virtually every style of music across 14 different stages at the Fair Grounds Race Course.

Artists scheduled to appear at the 2024 Jazz Fest include:

The Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Chris Stapleton, Neil Young Crazy Horse, The Killers, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, HOZIER, Jon Batiste, Queen Latifah, Vampire Weekend, Greta Van Fleet, Heart, Widespread Panic, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Bonnie Raitt, Earth, Wind & Fire, Celebrating Jimmy Buffett with the Coral Reefer Band, Fantasia, The Revivalists, The Beach Boys, Big Freedia, Kem, Juvenile with Mannie Fresh, Irma Thomas, Joe Bonamassa, Steel Pulse, Cyril Neville, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Jeffrey Osborne, Rhiannon Giddens, Charles Lloyd, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, PJ Morton, Galactic feat. Anjelika Jelly Joseph, Terence Blanchard: FLOW, Grupo Niche, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, The Wallflowers, Béla Fleck – My Bluegrass Heart, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Samara Joy, Allison Russell, The Dixie Cups, The Allman Betts Band, Dumpstaphunk, Stephen Marley, The Radiators, Tab Benoit, Anders Osborne, The Soul Rebels, Bomba Estéreo, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Tower of Power, Kenny Barron Trio, The Robert Cray Band, Samantha Fish, Nickel Creek, George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, Zigaboo Modeliste, Donald Harrison Jr., Patrice Rushen, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters, Cowboy Mouth, Sweet Crude, Cimafunk, Kermit Ruffins’ Tribute to Louis Armstrong, Davell Crawford, Rebirth Brass Band, Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses, Marcia Ball, Ronnie Lamarque, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Dragon Smoke, Amy Helm, Ruthie Foster, James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars, John Boutté, Nicholas Payton, Marc Broussard, Hot 8 Brass Band, Original Pinettes Brass Band, CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Cha Wa, Legacy of Wayne Shorter with Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, Brian Blade and special guest Chris Potter, Oumou Sangaré of Mali, Sonny Landreth, Mokoomba of Zimbabwe, Chiekh Ibra Fam of Senegal, ÌFÉ with special guest GOYO of Colombia, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Stefon Harris & Blackout, Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, The Anointed Jackson Sisters, Toronzo Cannon, Selwyn Birchwood, Wanda Rouzan, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, Roy Roger & the Delta Rhythm Kings, Naturally 7, Terrance Simien, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Pine Leaf Boys, Zachary Richard, Zulu Go Getters, Original Lady Buckjumpers, and Pigeon Town Ladies Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, 9th Ward Black Hatchet and Golden Sioux Mardi Gras Indians, Don Vappie & Creole Jazz Serenaders, The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders, The Zion Harmonizers, Charlie Gabriel, The Headhunters featuring Bill Summers, Donald Harrison Jr., and Mike Clark, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Treme Brass Band and hundreds more! (See below for the complete weekend by weekend listing.)

Jazz Fest will celebrate Colombia’s incredible musical and cultural diversity at the Expedia Cultural Exchange Pavilion in 2024. During the Festival, 17 bands and a wide variety of artisans from throughout Colombia will present their unique sounds and traditions. Colombian salsa, cumbia, champeta, vallenato, chirimia, currulao, and more will be heard across the Festival’s many stages and inside the Expedia Cultural Exchange Pavilion. Bringing Colombia’s vibrant carnival spirit to life, daily parades will lead Festival-goers to the Cultural Exchange Village, where guests can meet Indigenous and Afro-Colombian artisans demonstrating their process, purchase fine crafts, and enjoy traditional food and drinks from Colombia.

Weekend passes and VIP packages are on sale now at nojazzfest.com. Single day tickets will go on sale in February. All Jazz Fest tickets are subject to additional service fees and handling charges. An account with AXS.com will be required for purchase. The Festival offers special payment plans with just 25% down.

This year Jazz Fest is introducing a 4-day GA+ weekend pass with access to an exclusive GA+ lounge with private restrooms, a full-service bar, and a shaded area to relax. A 3-day second weekend GA wristband, allowing for general admission access on Friday, May 3, Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, is now available. (Please note: The 4-day second weekend pass that includes admission to May 2 to see the Rolling Stones is in very limited supply.)

“Locals Thursday” will be April 25 this year, with tickets at just $50 for Louisiana residents. Locals Thursday tickets will be available for purchase at a later date.

Book with Expedia, our official travel partner, to be right at the soul of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Members save up to 30% by adding a select hotel to their flight, plus earn OneKeyCash on eligible bookings. Visit www.expedia.com/see/jazzfest to book now.

Jazz Fest is once again partnering with On Location to provide packages for guests looking to bundle Festival tickets or VIP passes with local hotel accommodations and roundtrip shuttle service between the Festival and hotel. For package details please visit the Jazz Fest website.

Take advantage of the Jazz Fest Express shuttle and be dropped off inside the gates of the Festival! Air-conditioned buses offer round-trip transportation and run continuously throughout the day. With convenient pick-up locations at the Sheraton Hotel (Canal St.), French Quarter (Steamboat Natchez Dock), Wisner Lot (in City Park) and with a brand new location at South Market District (Poydras St. at Loyola Ave.), the Jazz Fest Express is the best way to travel to and from the Fair Grounds. Don’t forget to buy your Jazz Fest Express tickets when you purchase your Festival tickets. For more information, visit www.nojazzfest.com.

Shell USA is the Presenting Sponsor of the Festival. Major Jazz Fest Sponsors are Expedia, Miller Lite and Louisiana Office of Tourism. First Horizon Bank, Ochsner Health, Morris Bart, Peoples Health, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, New Orleans & Company, Wild Turkey Bourbon, Rockstar Energy Drink, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Coca-Cola, New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund (NOTCF), Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, and WWOZ are also Official Jazz Fest Sponsors.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc., is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other raised funds, for year-round activities in education, economic development and cultural enrichment. Education programs include the Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music, the HSM Beginners program, the Allison Miner Series, the Tom Dent Congo Square Lecture Series, the Class Got Brass competition for school brass bands, workshops in music production, vocal classes at recreation centers around the city and more. Economic Development initiatives include Community Partnership Grants, the Catapult Fund accelerator program and the Sync Up entertainment industry workshops. Cultural enrichment programs include the Jazz & Heritage Concert Series and the annual Foundation Festivals: Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, Congo Square Rhythms Festival, Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival, and Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival. The Foundation also owns radio station WWOZ 90.7-FM, the Jazz & Heritage Archive and the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center – an education and community facility named for Jazz Fest founder George Wein and his wife Joyce. During the pandemic, the Foundation created the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund to support Louisiana’s music community whose livelihoods had been adversely impacted by COVID-19. More than 4,000 grants were awarded to musicians, music industry workers and Black Masking/Mardi Gras Indians. For more about the Foundation, please visit www.jazzandheritage.org.

The Jazz & Heritage Gala kicks off Jazz Fest with an elegant and delightful celebration of Louisiana music and cuisine on April 24th at Generations Hall in New Orleans. The gala benefits Foundation educational programs that offer free music education to nearly 300 Louisiana students, including the Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music. This year’s gala will celebrate the rich musical heritage of Colombia, the featured country in the Expedia Cultural Exchange Pavilion, with performances by some of New Orleans’ favorite artists and beyond. Ticket options include Jazz Fest access. Please visit www.jazzfestgala.com or call 504-558-6100 to inquire about tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

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