Kings of Leon, Wilco, Dave Matthews to Play 2017 JazzFest
The annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, commonly known as JazzFest, has released its lineup for this year's installment. Among the big names playing the two-week festival are Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews + Tim Reynolds and Wilco.
JazzFest made the announcement today with the above video, revealing that the other headliners include Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Maroon 5 and Usher with the Roots. Stevie Wonder and Snoop Dogg, both of whom had their JazzFest sets last year canceled on account of heavy rains, will also perform headlining slots. Other acts on the undercard include Alabama Shakes, the Lone Bellow, Dawes, Lorde and Meghan Trainor.
There are also dozens of bands that make up the diverse and rich tapestry of New Orleans music, led by nationally known acts such as Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Aaron Neville, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dr. John, the Meters, the Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Big Sam's Funky Nation. JazzFest is also taking advantage of the improved relations between the U.S. and Cuba, inviting more than 150 Cuban musicians, artists and craftsmen to comprise the largest celebration of Cuban culture in the U.S. since the '50s. See their website for the full list of musicians and regional restaurants that serve as food vendors.
The festival will take place from April 28-30 and May 4-7 at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. Single-day tickets are currently for sale for $65, and the price increases to $70 beginning Feb. 15. Travel and several VIP packages are also available. Check the Tickets section of their website for complete details.
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