As far as festivals go, few are as big as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The long-running festival announced its lineup for 2015, and it looks to be a star-studded affair. Heading the bill are The Who (who are on their 50th anniversary tour), Elton John, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, and No Doubt, with Wilco, Ryan Adams, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, Jimmy Cliff, and Widespread Panic among the other major acts on the bill.
Among the other artists playing the festival are Jimmy Buffett, John Legend, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Kacey Musgraves, Delbert McClinton, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstahfunk, Aaron Neville, The O’Jays, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Taj Mahal, Tab Benoit, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Anders Osborne, Marcia Ball, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Vintage Trouble, Sturgill Simpson, and many, many more. Many local acts will also be featured as part of the festivities.
The New Orleans Jazz Festival takes place over two weekends: April 24th to April 26th and April 30th to May 3rd. Watch the video announcement of the festival lineup below.