It's that time of year! The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is coming back to The Big Easy this year from April 28 to May 7 with the internationally renowned star power expected at the music festival.
Headline acts that will be coming to the Jazz Fest this year: Lizzo, Ed Sheeran, Dead & Company, Santana, John Hiatt, Mumford & Sons, Jon Batiste, NE-YO, Steve Miller Band, Tom Jones, Buddy Guy, Melissa Etheridge, The Lumineers, H.E.R., and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss.
Popular New Orleans-based talent will include Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, John Boutté, Terence Blanchard, The Revivalists, Irma Thomas, Big Freedia, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Nathan & Zydeco Cha Chas, Tank and The Bangas, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Cyril Neville,The Radiators, Galactic featuring Anjelika 'Jelly' Joseph, Rebirth Brass Band, Little Freddie King, and Kermit Ruffins and The BBQ Swingers.
2023 Jazz Fest Lineup
As always, the line-up allows fans to start planning Jazz Fest days and get New Orleans nights to get excited about which musical acts we'll be front and center. This year's list is filled with amazing musicians, both local and internationally renowned:
Dead & Company, Ed Sheeran, Lizzo, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Santana, Jon Batiste, Jill Scott, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Kane Brown, H.E.R., Steve Miller Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gary Clark Jr., Leon Bridges, Farruko, Ludacris, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Kenny Loggins, Wu-Tang Clan + The Soul Rebels, The Revivalists, Jazmine Sullivan, Herbie Hancock, NE-YO, Big Freedia, Tom Jones, Buddy Guy, Irma Thomas, Melissa Etheridge, Galactic featuring Anjelika 'Jelly' Joseph, Mavis Staples, Jamie Cullum, Tab Benoit, Taj Mahal Quartet, Marcus King, Cory Wong, Los Lobos, Keb' Mo', Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Anders Osborne, Samantha Fish, Cyril Neville, Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective & Turtle Island Quartet, Tank and The Bangas, Angelique Kidjo, Dumpstaphunk, Rebirth Brass Band, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, John Hiatt & the Goners, The Radiators, Robert Randolph Band, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Ivan Neville's Dumstaphunk, Durand Jones, Zigaboo Modeliste & The Funk Revue, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Leo Nocentelli, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners, Marcia Ball, Christian McBride's New Jawn, Charlie Musselwhite, Davell Crawford, Martha Redbone, Durand Jones, Nicholas Payton, Nathan & Zydeco Cha Chas, Eric Gales, Larkin Poe, Allison Russell, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sweet Crude, Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr., Mdou Moctar of Niger, The Campbell Brothers, Morgan Heritage, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles, David Shaw, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Honey Island Swamp Band, Mississippi Mass Choir, John Boutté, Little Freddie King, Andrew Duhon, Shamarr Allen, Artemis, Glen David Andrews Band, Leyla McCalla, John Mooney & Bluesiana, James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars, Tribute to Ma Rainey, Low Cut Connie, Catherine Russell, Luther Kent & Trickbag, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Continental Drifters, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Cha Wa, Charlie Gabriel and Roger Lewis, Bassekou Kouyate of Mali, RAM of Haiti, Hot 8 Brass Band, Tribute to Sidney Bechet featuring Donald Harrison Jr. and Aurora Nealand with Dr. Michael White, La Tribu de Abrante, Atabal, Plena Libre, and Pirulo y la Tribu of Puerto Rico, 79rs Gang, Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, Charlie Sepulveda & The Turnaround, Ronnie Lamarque, Maggie Koerner, Eric Lindell, DJ Shub presents War Club Live, Dr. Bobby Jones, The City of Love Music Ministry, The Rumble feat, Chief Joseph Boudreaux Jr., Original Pinettes Brass Band, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Josh Kagler & Harmonistic Praise Crusade, New Breed Brass Band, Sisters of Unity and Untouchables Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, plus hundreds more artists scheduled to appear.
From April of 1970 when Mahalia Jackson came home to appear with Duke Ellington at the first New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to today, there have been thousands of legendary musical acts on the stages at the Fair Grounds. Jazz Fest is a special time of year—time to spend with friends, immerse yourself in the music and culture of New Orleans, and have new experiences. This year will surely prove no different.
This year, Jazz Fest celebrates Puerto Rico with colorful artist demonstrations, live music, and dance. Parades, cultural displays, photo exhibits, and authentic cuisine will also be showcased. Puerto Rican bomba, plena, salsa and reggaeton rhythms will echo across the Festival grounds on various stages, and inside the Cultural Exchange Pavilion.
Also new this year, the Cultural Exchange Village comes to life outside the performance tent with artist demonstrations, daily parades and sampling of traditional Puerto Rican dishes.
To see the full lineup, and updates as to when each act is performing over Jazz Fest's two weekends, head over to nojazzfest.com.
Hear it Live
VIP packages, general admission weekend passes and travel packages are on sale now. Single-day tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks.
VIP packages are weekend-specific and are valid for all days of the weekend purchased. Jazz Fest offers three distinct VIP opportunities to experience the event in a very special way: the Festival's popular Big Chief VIP ticket package provides special viewing access at most of the Festival's stages; the Grand Marshal VIP Pass allows for up-close access at the three major stages; and the Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP Pass entitles patrons to special covered seating at the Festival Stage.
Take advantage of the Jazz Fest Express shuttle and be dropped off inside the gates of the Festival! Air-conditioned buses offer round-trip transportation and run continuously throughout the day. The Jazz Fest Express is a convenient car-free way to travel to Jazz Fest from around the city. Don't forget to buy your Jazz Fest Express tickets when you purchase your Festival tickets online.
Additionally, many area hotels offer special Jazz Fest rates. A complete list of participating hotels is posted at nojazzfest.com/hotels, including the Official Host Hotel, the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.