The Festival runs April 26 through Sunday May 5 for specific lineups per day please check out their website.
The biggest names in music play this festival. Also probably a bunch of folks you have never heard before who will blow your mind musically. Billy Joel is one of those biggest names. He recently played the 12.12.12 Concert.
You may have heard the rumors that Fleetwood Mac has reunited once more for another tour. One of their stops will be JazzFest.
The Dave Matthews Band
Another big nam, The Dave Matthews Band will also play the Fest. They are no strangers to playing festivals and big stages.
This band has moves like Jagger..
The Black Keys
Another band that is developing quite a following is The Black Keys.
One of the most popular guitar/singers out there John Mayer will also be performing.
One of the biggest jam bands out there, Widespread Panic will be playing the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Like my previous post they will also be playing Mountain Jam.
Daryl Hall and John Oates
Do anyone remember these guys? I am sure you do let me find a video to rewind your memory.
The King, a living legend in Blues Music, and incredible entertainer, and a headliner at Jazz Fest. Yes, B.B. King will be there!
Earth, Wind, and Fire
A classic old school band here...
Willie Nelson and Family
Willie Nelson is a legend!
Little Big Town
Little Big Town is headed for the Big Easy. Last year they enjoyed a number one hit with this song...
Of course there is jazz
It is a wonderful festival with a lot of bands. I will list some more below but cut down on comments and videos due to space.
Jill Scott, Jimmy Cliff, Gypsy Kings, Jeffrey Osborne, Patti Smith, Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite..
That last combo deserved a video...
Band of Horses, Gary Clark Jr, Andrew Bird, Maze, Juan Louis Guerra y 440
and Los Lobos
There is still more! The Little Willies, Kem Roy Ayers, Laura Bell Bundy, Dianne Reaves, and the Stanley Clarke/George Duke Project
Charles Bradley, Wayne Shorter Quartet, the legendary Taj Mahal with the Real Thing Tuba Band...I have seen Taj Mahal open for Eric CLapton and at The Wanee Festival...
Calexico, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Vashawn Mitchell, Jushua Redman Quertet, Mutemath, and the amazing Ana Popovic...
Doc McKenzie and the Hi Lites, Pokey LaFarge, Salio from the Republic of Georgia, Robert Mirabal, Martha Redbone, Bill Miller, Pura Fe, A Tribe Called Red, Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, Stoney Creek Indian Dancers, Oneida Longhouse Singers and Dancers.
Here comes the Funk! Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Aaron Neville, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Pete Fountain, The Nevilles, Rebirth Brass Band, Galactic, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Better than Ezra, The Meter Men with Page McConnell, Kermitt Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, The 35th Anniversary Celebration of "One Mo' Time!" Marc Broussard, Chris Owens, Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys, Papa Grows Funk, and Cowboy Mouth
Tab Benoit is someone you should discover..
Anders Osborne, Theresa Andersson, Big Sam's Funky Nation, slide master Sonny Landreth, Jon Cleary, John Boutte, the legendary Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Jeremy Davenport, Deacon John, Davell Crawford, Terence Blanchard, Rockin' Dopsie Jr and The Zydeco Twisters, Henry Butler, Donald Harrison and Bonerama.
One heck of a lineup for one of the best festivals in the world! I am getting festival fever over here!