The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has released their music cubes for the popular upcoming music festival. Affectionately known as Jazz Fest, it is back for its 53rd year, celebrating the culture of Louisiana through music, food, and various vendors. After starting in 1970, Jazz Fest has stood the test of time and continues to be a favorite of locals and world travelers alike.
The festival will run from April 28 through May 7. The first weekend, April 28 - April 30, will feature headliners Lizzo, Ed Sheeran, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Plant and Allison Krauss, and Wu-Tang Clan with the Soul Rebels. Local favorites like Big Freedia and Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers will also be performing, bringing the musical spirit and culture of New Orleans to attendees. The second weekend, May 4 - May 7, will feature headliners like Santana, Jon Batiste, Dead & Company, and Tom Jones as well as Trombone Shorty and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Tickets bought in advance online for single day passes for both weekends are $85, with children's tickets being $5. Single day passes at the gate will be $95. A full weekend pass for weekend one is $240. For weekend two, the full weekend pass is $290. On Thursday, May 4, locals who can prove their Louisiana residency with a valid idea can buy a day pass at the gate for a discounted price of $50. "Big Chief" VIP tickets start at a base price of $1700 for the first weekend and $1850 for the second weekend, and increase with the addition of parking passes and VIP shuttle tickets. "Grand Marshall" VIP tickets start at $1600 for the first weekend and $1750 for the second weekend. "Krewe of Jazz Fest" tickets start at $850 for the first weekend and $925 for the second weekend. Tickets can be purchased online at nojazzfest.com.
Jazz Fest will be held at the Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Boulevard. The festival will be open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day.