21 January 2011

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Lineup Announced

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has announced its 2011 line-up, and it is loaded with heavyweight acts. Among those TNOP would target to see: Wilco, Arcade Fire, John Mellencamp, John Legend & The Roots, Sonny Rollins, Robert Plant & The Band of Joy, Lupe Fiasco, Mumford & Sons, Jeff Beck, Jesse Winchester, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Avett Brothers, The Decemberists, Gregg Allman Band, Ahmad Jamal, Lucinda Williams and Ricky Scaggs.

The Festival takes place over the course of two weekends, 29 April - 1 May and 5 May - 8 May. You can view the individual days' acts by clicking here.

Tickets for the Festival, which takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course, are on sale. A limited number of discount ticket packages including tickets to each day of a particular weekend of the Festival will be offered. Ticket packages purchased for all three days of the first weekend (April 29, 30 & May 1) will be $120 ($40 per day), while second weekend packages purchased for all four festival days (May 5, 6, 7, & 8) will be $160 ($40 per day). (Tickets included in each package are day-specific.) Advance single day Jazz Fest tickets are only $45; the gate price is $60. 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 the Festival's website.

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