The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Jazz Fest), has revealed its lineup for the 2024 edition, featuring some of the biggest names in music.
The two-weekend event, which will take place at the Fair Grounds Racecourse from April 26th to 29th and May 3rd to 6th, will celebrate the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana with a diverse and eclectic mix of performers.
Among the headliners are The Rolling Stones, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, Anderson Paak and The Free Nationals, Jon Batiste, Queen Latifah, Vampire Weekend, Heart, Widespread Panic, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, and many more.
The festival will also showcase local talent, such as The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Meters, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, and The Rebirth Brass Band.
Jazz Fest is not just about jazz, but a musical feast that spans genres such as rock, blues, soul, funk, gospel, folk, country, rap, and more.
The festival producer and director, Quint Davis, said in a press release: “Jazz Fest 2024 will be a celebration of life, music, and our beloved city”. He added that the festival is “thrilled and honored” to have The Rolling Stones as part of the lineup, as they have been “a musical inspiration for generations”.
Beyond the music, the festival promises a sensory overload with diverse food, crafts, and cultural exhibits. Families can dive into the kids’ area, and there’s even a gospel tent for those seeking a different kind of musical nourishment.
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Mark your calendars: Tickets for Jazz Fest 2024 go on sale on February 1st, available online or at the festival box office.
And it’s not just about the beats; Jazz Fest 2024 stands as a beacon of social and environmental consciousness. The festival supports various causes—education, health, arts, heritage, and sustainability.
This marks the 54th edition of Jazz Fest, a journey that began in 1970 as a humble gathering of local performers. Over the years, it has evolved into a global phenomenon, attracting musical legends from Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder to Aretha Franklin and Bruce Springsteen.
Jazz Fest 2024 promises to be another memorable and historic event, as it celebrates the music and the culture that make New Orleans and Louisiana unique and vibrant.