Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Maroon 5 Headlining New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest

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Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Maroon 5 Headlining New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a week-long musical celebration in true New Orleans style, always boasts stand-out lineups of unique and diverse talent, and it appears 2017’s will be no different. They announced their extensive lineup today with a bill topped by Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and Maroon 5, along with countless great names all the way down the poster, from Usher & The Roots and Alabama Shakes, to Earth, Wind & Fire, Wilco and The Meters, to The Lone Bellow and Margo Price, plus plenty of local flavor with bigger names like Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dr. John, Big Freedia, and Jon Batiste and Stay Human, and blues and brass bands galore.

This year also promises an entire section of musicians from Cuba, likely in celebration of the recently restored relations between the two countries. Along with tributes and celebrations of a number of artists including Louis Armstrong, Buckwheat Zydeco and Pete Fountain.

The festival takes place from April 28 to May 7. See the enormous full lineup below, and watch some videos via the Paste Cloud, including a 1988 Tom Petty set, a young Alabama Shakes at the Paste offices in 2011, and The Lone Bellow performing at the Paste Cloud launch party in 2015, along with audio from Margo Price’s 2015 Daytrotter set, which includes a Father John Misty cover. Read our feature on the influence of Prince’s death on last year’s Jazz Fest here.


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Lineup:

Stevie Wonder  
Tom Petty  & the Heartbreakers
Maroon 5
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
Kings of Leon 
Usher & The Roots
Harry Connick, Jr.
Meghan Trainor
Snoop Dogg 
Alabama Shakes
Widespread Panic 
Trey Anastasio Band
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Earth, Wind & Fire
Darius Rucker
Patti LaBelle 
NAS with guests The Soul Rebels
Buddy Guy 
The Meters
George Benson
Aaron Neville
Corinne Bailey Rae
Irma Thomas
Elle King 
Dr. John
Jonny Lang 
Tower of Power
Jon Batiste and Stay Human
Amos Lee 
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Big Freedia
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
The Revivalists
Leon Bridges
Ivan Neville’s Dupstaphunk
Blues Traveler
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
The Mavericks
Rhiannon Giddens
Rebirth Brass Band
The Lone Bellow 
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Boney James
Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
Davell Crawford
Margo Price
Lake Street Dive 
The Joey Alexander Trio
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton
Richard Smallwood & Vision
Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers
Anders Osborne
Tab Benoit
Sonny Landreth
Ellis Marsalis
Chocolate Milk
Jon Cleary
Erica Campbell of Mary Mary
Kenny Barron Trio
William Bell
Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters
John Boutté
Deacon John
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band 
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians
Los Van Van
Chucho Valdes Quintet
Gente de Zona
Pedrito Martinez and the Rumba
Telmary y Habana Sana of Cuba
Adonis y Osain del Monte of Cuba
Septeto Santiaguero of Cuba
Changüí Guantánamo of Cuba
Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro of Cuba
Daymé Arocena of Cuba
Conga Los Hoyos of Cuba
Grupo Caury of Cuba
Lee Konitz Quartet
Nicholas Payton & Afro Caribbean Mixtape
Paul Porter
A Tribute to Pete Fountain featuring Tim Laughlin, Evan Christopher, Wendell Brunious, Banu Gibson and Izzy Harrell
New Orleans Classic R&B Revue
The Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya and Hugh Masekela
New Orleans R&B Divas featuring The Dixie Cups, Jean Knight and Wanda Rouzan
Henry Butler’s Jambalaya Band
Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective
Marcia Ball
Mokoomba of Zimbabwe
PJ Morton
Wayne Toups
The Gospel Soul of Irma Thomas
Cowboy Mouth
Hot 8 Brass Band
Tucka Kathy Taylor and Favor
Lakou Mizik of Haiti
Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars
George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners
Cyril Neville & SwampFunk
Honey Island Swamp Band
Joe Louis Walker
Meschiya Lake and The Little Big Horns
Big Chief Donald Harrison
Roddie Romero & the Hub City Allstars
John Mooney & Bluesiana
Tank and The Bangas
Royal Teeth
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers
SFJAZZ Collective Plays the Music of Miles Davis 
Original Pinettes Brass Band
Judith Owen & Krewe de Jude
Eddie Cotton & the Mississippi Cotton Club
Eric Lindell
James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars
The Travelin’ McCourys
Sweet Crude Motel Radio
Mia Borders
Kristin Diable & The City
Magnificent 7
Gregg Martinez & the Delta Kings’ Swamp Pop Revue feat. GG Shinn, T.K. Hulin & Tommy McLain
A Salute to Louis Armstrong featuring Hugh Masekela and Dr. Michael White
A Tribute to Buckwheat Zydeco featuring Nathan Williams, C.J. Chenier, Corey Ledet and the Ils Sont Partis Band
A Tribute to Jo “Cool” Davis
The Clark Sisters
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters
Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band featuring Thais Clark Bo Dollis Jr and the Wild Magnolias
The New Orleans Hip Hop Experience ft. Sqad Up, Denisia, Roca B and T – Ray The Violinist and Dreams 2 Reality
Jason Marsalis
Pine Leaf Boys
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas
Marc Broussard 
Creole String Beans
New Orleans Suspects •
Dale Watson And His Lone Stars
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
DJ Shub
Lil’ Buck Sinegal Blues Band with special guest Barbara Lynn Little
Freddie King Blues Band
“and hundreds more!”

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