Turns out that the festival gods won’t be giving us a night off after all. For the second straight evening, one of North America’s premiere music festivals has shared its 2011 lineup. This time it’s the iconic New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which has been rounding together genre-spanning collections of musical elite for the last 41 years.
As customary, the festival will take place over the course of two weekends. Weekend #1 (April 29 – May 1) will feature Robert Plant & the Band of Joy, Tom Jones, Bon Jovi, Arlo Guthrie, John Legend & The Roots, Jeff Beck, The Decemberists, The Avett Brothers, Wyclef Jean, Jason Mraz, Kenny G, Mumford & Sons, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, and Justin Townes Earle, among others.
Weekend #2 (May 5-8), on the other hand, will feature Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Lauryn Hill, Wilco, Willie Nelson, Lupe Fiasco, Jimmy Buffett, Kid Rock, Cyndi Lauper, Gregg Allman Blues Band, Allen Toussaint, The Neville Brothers, Lucinda Williams, Michael Franti, Mystikal, and Sonny Rollins, among others.
For a complete day-by-day breakdown of all confirmed acts, click here.
Weekend and VIP will be available starting Thursday, January 20th. Visit the festival’s website for complete pricing details.
Front page photo via Frank Mojica.