The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has finally detailed its lineup for 2017 after a longer wait than usual, and the massive list of artists playing Crescent City on April 28–May 7 is headed up by Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds and Kings of Leon.
Also set to play the iconic festival are Trey Anastasio Band, Widespread Panic, The Meters, Wilco, Alabama Shakes, Earth Wind & Fire, Usher & The Roots, Harry Connick Jr., Lorde, Snoop Dogg, Dr. John, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Patti LaBelle, Nas with The Soul Rebels, Buddy Guy, Aaron Neville, Tower of Power, Galactic, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Amos Lee, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Revivalists, Leon Bridges, Dumpstaphunk, Dawes, Blues Traveler, Rebirth Brass Band, The Lone Bellow, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Margo Price, Lake Street Dive and many, many more. See a more complete list below, along with the announcement video.
In all, NOLA’s Jazz Fest will take place over 12 stages and include over 500 artists rolling through New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course. This year’s fest will also feature a special spotlight on Cuban music. Early-bird ticketing in available now. All information can be found at the festival’s website.
Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Kings of Leon, Usher & The Roots, Harry Connick, Jr., Meghan Trainor, Lorde, Snoop Dogg, Alabama Shakes, Pitbull, Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Earth, Wind & Fire, Wilco, Darius Rucker, Patti LaBelle, NAS with guests The Soul Rebels, Buddy Guy, The Meters, George Benson, Aaron Neville, Corinne Bailey Rae, Irma Thomas, Elle King, Dr. John, Jonny Lang, Tower of Power, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Amos Lee, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Big Freedia, Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, The Revivalists, Leon Bridges, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Dawes, Galactic, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Blues Traveler, The Mavericks, Rhiannon Giddens, The Lone Bellow, Rebirth Brass Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Boney James, Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, Margo Price, JohnnySwim, Lake Street Dive, The Joey Alexander Trio, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, Richard Smallwood & Vision, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers, Anders Osborne, Tab Benoit, Sonny Landreth, Boyfriend, Chocolate Milk, Jon Cleary, Erica Campbell of Mary Mary, Kenny Barron Trio, Davell Crawford, William Bell, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, John Boutté, Deacon John, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians, Cuba comes to Jazz Fest: Los Van Van, Chucho Valdés Quintet, Gente de Zona, The Pedrito Martinez Group & The Rumba, Telmary y Habana Sana, Adonis y Osain del Monte, Septeto Santiaguero, Changüí Guantánamo, Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro, Daymé Arocena, Conga Los Hoyos, Grupo Caury, y mucho mas, Lee Konitz Quartet, Nicholas Payton & Afro Caribbean Mixtape, Paul Porter, A Tribute to Pete Fountain, Ellis Marsalis, New Orleans Classic R&B Revue feat. Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, and Robert Parker with the Bobby Cure Band, The Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya and Hugh Masekela, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, New Orleans R&B Divas featuring The Dixie Cups, Jean Knight, and Wanda Rouzan, Henry Butler’s Jambalaya Band, Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective, Marcia Ball, Mokoomba of Zimbabwe, PJ Morton, Wayne Toups, The Gospel Soul of Irma Thomas, Cowboy Mouth, Hot 8 Brass Band, Tucka, Kathy Taylor and Favor, Lakou Mizik of Haiti, Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, George Porter, Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Cyril Neville & SwampFunk, Honey Island Swamp Band, Bonerama, Joe Louis Walker, Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, Big Chief Donald Harrison, Roddie Romero & the Hub City Allstars, John Mooney & Bluesiana, Tank and The Bangas, Royal Teeth, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, SFJAZZ Collective Plays the Music of Miles Davis, Original Pinettes Brass Band, Judith Owen & Krewe de Jude, Eddie Cotton & the Mississippi Cotton Club, Eric Lindell, James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars, The Travelin’ McCourys, Sweet Crude, Motel Radio, Mia Borders, Kristin Diable & The City, Magnificent 7, Gregg Martinez & the Delta Kings’ Swamp Pop Revue feat. GG Shinn, T.K. Hulin & Tommy McLain, A Salute to Louis Armstrong featuring Hugh Masekela and Dr. Michael White, A Tribute to Buckwheat Zydeco featuring Nathan Williams, C.J. Chenier, Corey Ledet, and the Ils Sont Parti Band, A Tribute to Jo “Cool” Davis, The Clark Sisters, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters, Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band featuring Thais Clark, Bo Dollis, Jr. & the Wild Magnolias, The New Orleans Hip Hop Experience ft. Sqad Up, Denisia, Roca B and T-Ray The Violinist and Dreams 2 Reality, Jason Marsalis, Pine Leaf Boys, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas, Marc Broussard, Creole String Beans, New Orleans Suspects, Dale Watson and His Lone Stars, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, DJ Shub, Lil’ Buck Sinegal Blues Band with special guest Barbara Lynn, Little Freddie King Blues Band