The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival announced the music lineup for the 2013 Festival scheduled for April 26 - 28 and May 2 - 5.
"Jazz Fest" continues to showcase the most important names in music alongside Louisiana's favorite entertainers. A true heritage festival, Jazz Fest stands alone in presenting the highest caliber artists in such varied genres as gospel, blues, traditional and contemporary jazz, rock, R&B, Cajun, country, zydeco and much more.
Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, The Black Keys, John Mayer, Widespread Panic, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Phoenix, B.B. King, Frank Ocean, Earth, Wind & Fire, Willie Nelson, Little Big Town, George Benson, Jill Scott, Jimmy Cliff, Gipsy Kings, Jeffrey Osborne, Patti Smith, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Band of Horses, Gary Clark Jr., Andrew Bird, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Juan Luis Guerra y 440, Los Lobos, The Little Willies, Kem, Roy Ayers, Laura Bell Bundy, Dianne Reeves, Stanley Clarke/George Duke Project, Charles Bradley, Wayne Shorter Quartet, Taj Mahal & The Real Thing Tuba Band, Calexico, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, VaShawn Mitchell, Joshua Redman Quartet, Mutemath, Ana Popovic, The Mavericks, Little Joe y La Familia, Campbell Brothers, Brushy One String of Jamaica, Jerry Douglas, Daryl Coley, Magary Lord and Malê Debalê of Bahia-Brazil, The Del McCoury Band, Doc McKenzie & the Hi-Lites, Pokey LaFarge, Salio of Republic of Georgia, and A Tribute to Native America with special guests Robert Mirabal, Martha Redbone, Bill Miller, Pura Fé, A Tribe Called Red, Stoney Creek, Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, Oneida Longhouse Singers and Dancers, and more are all among the national and international guest artists scheduled to appear at the 44th edition of the Jazz Fest.
Hundreds of Louisiana artists, the heart and soul of the Festival, are scheduled to appear, such as: Trombone Shorty & 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, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 35th Anniversary of "One Mo' Time!", Marc Broussard, Chris Owens, Amanda Shaw, Papa Grows Funk, Cowboy Mouth, The Dixie Cups, Tab Benoit, Anders Osborne, Theresa Andersson, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Jon Cleary, John Boutté, Sonny Landreth, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Irvin Mayfield & NOJO, Jeremy Davenport, Davell Crawford, Terence Blanchard, Deacon John, Rockin' Dopsie, Jr., Donald Harrison, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Henry Butler, Bonerama, Shamarr Allen, The Soul Rebels, Marcia Ball, Charmaine Neville, Treme Brass Band's Tribute to Uncle Lionel, Ellis Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, George Porter, Jr., Tucka, John Mooney & Bluesiana, Jonathon "Boogie" Long, Big Chief Monk & the Golden Eagles, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Los Hombres Calientes, Glen David Andrews, Terrance Simien with Queen Ida, Raw Oyster Cult, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, The Iguanas, The Revivalists, Creole String Beans, James Andrews, Eric Lindell, Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band, Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, Leo Jackson & the Melody Clouds, Astral Project, Zion Harmonizers, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, Val & Love Alive Mass Choir, Gregg Stafford's Jazz Hounds, The Boutté Family Gospel, and so much more.
Quint Davis, Producer/Director of the Festival, said, "Jazz Fest constantly strives to deliver on our reputation and legacy as the very best Jazz and Heritage Festival there is. We never forget our mission of celebrating the unequalled culture of New Orleans, and Louisiana, while inviting the greatest musical artists of our time to join us in creating the most joyful musical celebration of its kind-truly, New Orleans at its Fest!"
Advanced single-day tickets for Jazz Fest, which takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course, are only $45 through Tuesday, January 29, when the price will be $50. The gate price ticket will again be $65. 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 www.nojazzfest.com and www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.
Tickets can also be purchased at the Zephyr Field Box Office and the UNO Lakefront Arena Box Office through Tuesday, February 5. Due to the Super Bowl production, the New Orleans Arena Box Office will re-open on February 5 to sell all Jazz Fest tickets. All general admission Jazz Fest tickets are subject to additional service fees and handling charges.