Jazz Fest Turns 40 With Star-Packed Bill
The event will be held the weekends of April 24-26 and April 30-May 3 at Fair Grounds Race Course. For ticket information, visit NOJazzFest.com.
Also confirmed to appear at the evn are Bonnie Raitt, Earth, Wind & Fire, Joe Cocker, Ben Harper, Erykah Badu, Etta James, Pete Seeger, Spoon, Common, Emmylou Harris, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Buddy Guy, Los Lobos, Drive-By Truckers with Booker T. Jones and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings.
On the festival's opening day, New Orleans native Marsalis will perform the composition "Congo Square," featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Yacub Addy and Odadaa!.