New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Announces Lineup
Clapton, Springsteen, Santana join Corea, Toussaint, Branford, many more
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has announced its 2014 lineup. As has been customary for many years now, the schedule is top-heavy with major acts from the rock, pop, blues and R&B worlds, but jazz is still in force.
The 45th anniversary festival is scheduled for April 25-27 and May 1- 4.
The announced names include Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish, Arcade Fire, Santana, Robin Thicke, the String Cheese Incident, Trey Songz, Vampire Weekend, Foster the People, Public Enemy, The Avett Brothers, Charlie Wilson, Alabama Shakes, John Fogerty, Chaka Khan, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Rubén Blades, Lyle Lovett, Boz Scaggs, the Head and the Heart, Johnny Winter, Bobby Womack, Al Jarreau, Keb’ Mo’, Mary Mary, Delbert McClinton, North Mississippi Allstars, Chick Corea & the Vigil, Jason Isbell, John Hiatt, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Rachelle Ferrell, Pharoah Sanders, Laura Mvula, Solange, Branford Marsalis Quartet, the Rance Allen Group, the Mavericks, Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires, Bobby Jones & Nashville Super Choir, Robert Earl Keen, Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys, Bombino, Afoxé Omô Nilê Ogunjá of Pernambuco-Brazil, Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Johnnyswim, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, Joe Louis Walker, Bernard Allison Group, Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings, Lisa Knowles & the Brown Singers, Gregory Porter, René Marie—With Love to Eartha Kitt, Greensky Bluegrass, the Infamous Stringdusters, Chris Smither, Spencer Taylor & the Highway QC’s and more.
Louisiana artists scheduled to appear include Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Aaron Neville, the Radiators, Rebirth Brass Band, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk w/ special guest Art Neville, Better Than Ezra, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Galactic, Big Freedia, Chocolate Milk, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Anders Osborne, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Tab Benoit, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, the Terence Blanchard Group, Cowboy Mouth, Sonny Landreth, Buckwheat Zydeco, Nicholas Payton XXX, Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9, Ellis Marsalis, Jeremy Davenport, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, Imagination Movers, Wayne Toups & ZyDeCajun, Marc Broussard, Voice of the Wetlands Allstars, PJ Morton, Davell Crawford, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Jon Cleary, John Boutté, Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, Lost Bayou Ramblers, the Revivalists, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Alexis & the Samurai, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Lillian Boutté & New Orleans Gumbozaire, Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band, Treme Brass Band, Los Hombres Calientes and so much more.
(The complete day-by-day schedule is available at Jazzfest.)
Advance single-day tickets for Jazz Fest, which takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course, are $50 through January 31, when the price will be $55. The gate price ticket will be $70. Children's tickets (ages 2-10) are still only $5 and are available at the gate only. Single-day tickets to Jazz Fest are on sale by specific weekend, with each ticket valid for a single day's attendance. Tickets are available at NoJazzFest.com and. Ticketmaster, or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the New Orleans Arena Box Office. All general admission Jazz Fest tickets are subject to additional service fees and handling charges.