Jazz Fest

Chris Miller
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 16, 2020 - 10:17 am
Officials today announced the acts for the 2020 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Headliners include The Who, Dead and Company, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, The Black Crowes, Lizzo, Kool and the Gang, Lionel Richie, The Lumineers, Lenny Kravitz Trombone Shorty, The Avett Brothers, Erykah Badu...
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Jim Hanzo
January 16, 2020 - 8:28 am
Today we find out who will be performing at this year's 51st New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Keith Spera who handles music for The Times Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate and Nola.com calls it "Christmas in January" for him, saying it's exciting to find out who is coming. One name that...
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Chris Miller
September 30, 2019 - 4:36 pm
It looks like classic rock legends The Who will return to Jazz Fest this spring. In an Instagram video apologizing to fans about a canceled show, The Who guitarist Pete Townshend let it slip that the band will be back in the U.S. this spring, including a Jazz Fest appearance. Roger has bronchitis...
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Scoot
July 16, 2019 - 12:24 pm
The sounds and struts from Mick Jagger on stage Monday night during the “No Filter Tour’s” stop at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans jogged memories of Mick as we have always seen him for over 50 years now! RELATED: Rolling Stones Rock Superdome: See photos The crowd was diverse ranging...
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Chris Miller
June 05, 2019 - 1:22 pm
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk will open for The Rolling Stones when the legendary rock band plays the Superdome this summer. Dumpstaphunk would have been the act immediately preceding the Stones on the Acura Stage at Jazz Fest, had the tour not been abruptly canceled by lead singer Mick Jagger's need...
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David Blake
May 16, 2019 - 3:43 pm
We sure missed their scheduled appearance at Jazz Fest but for Rolling Stones fans what they heard this morning was music to their ears when they learned that Mick Jagger is on the mend and they're ready to hit the road. We talked with Advocate music writer Keith Spera about the Stones history in...
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Scoot
May 07, 2019 - 11:10 am
When the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival announced that The Rolling Stones would play the festival for the first time as part of the 50th anniversary - excitement over this year’s fest exploded! But not long after the tickets were all sold for that special day, it was announced that The...
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Escorted by a pair of seeing eye Saintsations, Jimmy Buffett dressed as a blind referee as he began his performance at the 50th Jazz Fest. Jimmy Buffett really just came out on stage at JazzFest in New Orleans as a blind ref (-- by @karenswensen ) pic.twitter.com/e953mJp8qk — Darren Rovell (@...
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Don Ames
May 05, 2019 - 1:26 pm
A weak cold front has pushed through our area with only a very slight drop in dew points. High temperatures Sunday will stay in the low 80s, with lots of sunshine. "You'll want to wear some sunscreen if you're going to Jazz Fest or spending any amount of time outside today," says local weather...
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