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New Orleans Jazz Festival Features a Variety of Performers

This year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival features an eclectic list of performers including Dave Matthews Band, B.B. King, the Black Crowes, Wilco, Cowboy Mouth, Buckwheat Zydeco, James Taylor, The Roots, Buddy Guy, Dr. John, Nelly, Brian Wilson, B.B. King, Jack Johnson, Elvis Costello & the Imposters and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. The festival takes place on two different weekends, each with their own set of performers, from April 22-24 and then from April 28-May 1.

This year’s festival includes a new stage, the Jazz & Heritage stage. This stage celebrates New Orleans’ historic African American communities and features New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Indians, brass bands and Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs. Listeners will hear music that is unique to New Orleans and can also participate in second-line parades that run through the fair ground.

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