Sting to headline New Orleans Jazz Fest on April 27 2018...
January 22, 2018 
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell today announced the music lineup for the 2018 Festival scheduled for April 27 - 29 and May 3 - 6. The Festival annually celebrates the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana, alongside unforgettable performances by nationally and internationally renowned guest artists. With thirteen stages and over 500 bands performing virtually every style of music, Jazz Fest presents one of the world’s most diverse music festival lineups. Hundreds of thousands of fans annually flock to the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course for Jazz Fest, which has been called America’s best festival.  Artists scheduled to appear at the 2018 Jazz Fest include:
 
Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Jimmy Buffett and his Acoustic Airmen, Jack White, Beck, Lionel Richie, David Byrne, Anita Baker, Bonnie Raitt, Khalid, Sturgill Simpson, Jack Johnson, Sheryl Crow, Common, Cage the Elephant, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Revivalists, Steve Miller Band, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Smokey Robinson, Juanes, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Toots & The Maytals, Aaron Neville, George Benson, Charlie Wilson, Delbert McClinton, Irma Thomas, Steel Pulse, The Radiators @ 40, Jon Batiste with The Dap-Kings, Big Freedia, Buddy Guy, Old Crow Medicine Show, Blind Boys of Alabama, John Mayall, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Savion Glover, Leslie Odom Jr., Charles Lloyd & The Marvels with special guest Lucinda Williams, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson, Tamela Mann, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, Better than Ezra, Tab Benoit, Dianne Reeves, Telmary y Habana Sana of Cuba, Los Silver Stars of Honduras, Hezekiah Walker, Ron Carter Trio, Rebirth Brass Band, Tank and the Bangas, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Bounce featuring Cupid, 5th Ward Weebie, DJ Jubilee, Partners-N-Crime, and Ricky B, Archie Shepp Quartet, Anders Osborne, Sona Jobarteh of Gambia, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles, Jupiter & Okwess of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kermit Ruffins’ Tribute to Louis Armstrong, Davell Crawford, Boyfriend, Chocolate Milk, Ruthie Foster, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Samantha Fish, The Soul Rebels, Sonny Landreth, Sweet Crude, Jazz Fest celebrates the New Orleans Tricentennial, Walter Trout, Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton, Pine Leaf Boys, Socks in the Frying Pan of Ireland, Jake Shimabukuro, Sidi Touré of Mali, James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars, Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters, George Porter, Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Jon Cleary, Terence Blanchard & the E-Collective, Wayne Toups, GIVERS, Cowboy Mouth, Marcia Ball, Calexico, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, The Last Bandoleros, Doug Kershaw & Friends, Bobby Rush, John Boutté, Hiss Golden Messenger, Zachary Richard, Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton featuring Henry Butler, Darcy Malone & the Tangle, The Walls Group, Jermaine Landrum & Abundant Praise Revival Choir, Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians, Lakou Mizik of Haiti, Imagination Movers, Big Chief Donald Harrison, Kod Kreyol and the Creole Dance Ensemble of Haiti, Furious Five Social Aid & Pleasure Club, Nicholas Payton, Don Vappie’s Tribute to King Oliver, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Lena Prima, John Mooney, Lee Boys, The East Pointers of Canada, Royal Teeth, Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-Stars, Meschiya Lake Remembers Sweet Emma Barrett, Hot 8 Brass Band, Tribute to Fats Domino with special guest Jerry Lee Lewis and hundreds more!!! 
 
Click HERE for the official 2018 Jazz Fest talent announcement video.
 
This year Jazz Fest celebrates the City of New Orleans’ 300th anniversary.  The Cultural Exchange Pavilion will serve as a focal point of the Tricentennial Celebration at the Festival with a special program highlighting the multicultural fabric of the City. In addition to the New Orleans’ renowned Creole and African heritage, the Pavilion presentation will shed a light on lesser-known contributions by Native Americans, Germans, Irish, Italians, Vietnamese and Hispanics among others, through artist demonstrations, live music and dance showcases, authentic food, parades, photo exhibits and cultural displays.
 
Advanced tickets for Jazz Fest are $65.  The gate price ticket will be $80.  Children’s tickets (ages 2 - 10) are still only $5 and are available at the gate only.  This year “Locals Thursday,” a longstanding Jazz Fest tradition, will cost only $50 at the gate on May 3 for Louisiana residents who present valid identification, up to two admissions per resident.  Additional details will be available soon at the Festival website.  Regularly priced, single-day tickets to Jazz Fest are on sale by specific weekend, with each ticket valid for a single day’s attendance. Tickets are available at www.nojazzfest.com and www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Smoothie King Center Box Office.  All general admission Jazz Fest tickets are subject to additional service fees and handling charges.
 
All of the Festival’s popular VIP packages are on sale while very limited supplies last.  Jazz Fest offers three distinct VIP opportunities to experience the event in a very special way: the Festival’s popular Big Chief VIP Experience 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 Acura Stage audience area. The Festival offers a special layaway arrangement for each of the VIP packages.  For information on layaway, please visit www.nojazzfest.com. 
 
Jazz Fest is partnering once again with CID Entertainment to provide Travel Packages for guests looking to bundle Festival tickets or VIP passes with local hotel accommodations and roundtrip shuttle service between the Festival and their hotel. 
 
Many area hotels offer special discount Jazz Fest rates for Festival patrons.  A complete listing is posted at http://www.nojazzfest.com/travel/hotels/ where guests can effortlessly reserve their hotel rooms for the event, taking advantage of some of the lowest rates offered at these participating hotels, including the Official Host Hotel, the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Certain hotels offer even deeper discounts to patrons who book their room early, especially before February 15, 2018.
 
Shell is the Presenting Sponsor of the Festival.  Major Jazz Fest Sponsors are Acura, Miller Lite, and the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (A Churchill Downs Company). IBERIABANK, Peoples Health, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, Coca-Cola and WWOZ are all also Official Jazz Fest Sponsors.  
 
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other raised funds, for year-round activities in the areas of education, economic development and cultural enrichment. Education programs include the Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music, the HSM Beginners program, the Tom Dent Congo Square Lecture Series, the Class Got Brass competition, workshops in music production, cultural traditions and more. Economic Development initiatives include Community Partnership Grants, the Catapult Fund accelerator program and the Sync Up entertainment industry conference. Cultural enrichment programs include a free jazz concert series and four free community festivals: the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, the Congo Square Rhythms Festival, the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival and the Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival. The Foundation also owns radio station WWOZ 90.7-FM and the Jazz & Heritage Archive. In 2015, the Foundation opened a new building, the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center – an education and community facility named for Jazz Fest founder George Wein and his late wife Joyce. For more about the Foundation, please visit www.jazzandheritage.org. 
 
The rare intimacy of the Jazz & Heritage Foundation Gala will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel.  The Gala is an evening of music, food and fun that directly supports the Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music, a free music instruction program that reaches more than 200 students each week. This year’s Gala will feature an all-star tribute to the late Fats Domino. The Gala always sells out, so please visit www.jazzandheritage.org or call 504-558-6107 to get tickets or inquire about sponsorship opportunities. Plus, don’t miss the Johnny Jackson Jr. Gospel Is Alive Celebration, a free event that is part of the Jazz Fest Educational Workshops and also an outreach to the senior citizen community.  The 2018 Gospel Is Alive Celebration takes place Monday, April 30, at the Franklin Ave. Baptist Church and features Hezekiah Walker.
 
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is a co-production of Festival Productions Louisiana, LLC. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Festival Productions, Inc.-New Orleans) and AEG Louisiana Production, LLC. (a subsidiary of AEG Live). 
 
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL
PRESENTED BY SHELL
APRIL 27 - 29 & MAY 3 - 6, 2018
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
Sting, Sturgill Simpson, Steel Pulse, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Ron Carter Trio, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Jon Cleary, Samantha Fish, Davell Crawford, Jake Shimabukuro, Wayne Toups, Luther Kent & Trickbag, Bobby Rush, Leslie Odom Jr., Eric Lindell, Sidi Touré of Mali, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Big Chief Donald Harrison, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Ten Strings And A Goat Skin of Canada, Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Zulu Gospel Ensemble, Semolian Warriors Mardi Gras Indians, The Palm Court Jazz Band with Sammy Rimington, New Wave Brass Band, Rumba Buena, Batiste Fathers & Sons, The Deslondes, Shades of Praise, Yvette Landry, Free Agents Brass Band, Alexey Marti, Micah Stampley, Spencer Bohren & the Whippersnappers, Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band, Golden Sioux and Black Seminoles Mardi Gras Indians, Kod Kreyol and the Creole Dance Ensemble of Haiti, Clive Wilson’s New Orleans Serenaders with Butch Thompson, Sarah Quintana & the Miss River Band, Papo y Son Mandao, Bamboula 2000, Pastor Jai Reed, The New Orleans Guitar Masters feat. Cranston Clements, John Rankin, and Jimmy Robinson, The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music Jazz Ensemble, Tonia Scott & the Anointed Voices, Big Chief Juan & Jockimo’s Groove, Tribute to Billie Holiday with Sharon Martin & Company, Northern Cree of Canada, Kyle Huval & the Dixie Club Ramblers, We Are One, Perfect Gentlemen, and Keep N It Real Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Michael Skinkus and Moyuba, Jon Roniger & The Good for Nothin’ Band, Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band, Jesse McBride presents The Next Generation, The Bester Gospel Singers, The Dynamic Smooth Family Gospel Singers, David & Roselyn, Arrianne Keelen, Mykia Jovan, Dillard University’s VisionQuest Gospel Chorale, Free Spirits Brass Band, Go Getters and Big Nine Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Calvin Johnson’s Native Son – Stories of Sidney Bechet feat. Aurora Nealand and Brian “Breeze” Cayolle, Dancing Grounds Youth Showcase, University of New Orleans Jazz Allstars, Kid Simmons’ Local International Allstars, KID smART Student Showcase, Ladies of Unity LLC, Wild Apaches, Black Mohawk, and Black Foot Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Young Audiences Performing Arts Showcase, Adella Adella the Storyteller…
 
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
Aretha Franklin, Khalid, Bonnie Raitt, Jack Johnson, Common, Tribute to Fats Domino with special guest Jerry Lee Lewis, Big Freedia, The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson, Charles Lloyd & The Marvels with special guest Lucinda Williams, The Last Bandoleros, Sona Jobarteh and Band of Gambia, Hot 8 Brass Band, Los Silver Stars of Honduras, Sonny Landreth, Bonerama, Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience, Lena Prima and her Tribute to Louis Prima, Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton, Pine Leaf Boys, Delfeayo Marsalis presents the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Creole String Beans, Chilluns with Cranston and Annie Clements, Dave, Johnny, and Darcy Malone, Spencer and Andre Bohren, Original Pinettes Brass Band, New Orleans Gospel Soul Children, Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, Northern Cree of Canada, Gregg Stafford’s Jazz Hounds, Vishtèn of Canada, Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians, Kod Kreyol and the Creole Dance Ensemble of Haiti, Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-Stars, Johnson Extension, Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses, Leah Chase, Eddie Cotton, New Orleans Klezmer Allstars with guest Steven Bernstein, Ed Volker and Los Reyes de Lagardo, Andrew Duhon, Tin Men, New Birth Brass Band, Butler Bernstein & The Hot 9, Nigel Hall Band, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, The Mulligan Brothers, Cha Wa, Leo Jackson & the Melody Clouds, Trumpet Mafia, Grupo Sensacion, Comanche Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Johnette Downing and Scott Billington, New Orleans Tricentennial 100 Voices Youth Choir, Scott D., Sweet Cecilia, Tracksuit Wedding, Rusty Metoyer & The Zydeco Krush, Louisiana  Repertory Jazz Ensemble, Paulin Brothers Brass Band, First Emanuel Baptist Church Mass Choir, The Wimberly Family Gospel Singers, Orange Kellin’s New Orleans DeLuxe Orchestra, Versailles Lion Dance Team, Baby Boyz Brass Band, Nine Times, Single Men, and Single Ladies Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Archdiocese of New Orleans Gospel Choir, Arthur and Friends Community Choir, Xavier University Jazz Ensemble, Young Guardians of the Flame, Washitaw Nation and Wild Mohicans Mardi Gras Indians, Magical Moonshine Theatre, Loyola University Jazz Band, Crescent City Lights Youth Theater, The RRAAMS, DJ Kelly Green, 21st Century Brass Band, Good Fellas, Dumaine Street Gang, Divine Ladies, and Family Ties Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Creole Osceolas, Seminoles and Ninth Ward Black Hatchet Mardi Gras Indians…
 
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 29
Jimmy Buffett and his Acoustic Airmen, David Byrne, George Benson, Charlie Wilson, Irma Thomas, John Mayall, Jon Batiste with The Dap-Kings, Doug Kershaw & Friends, Tab Benoit, Chocolate Milk, Hezekiah Walker, Amanda Shaw, John Boutté, Sweet Crude, Magnificent 7 with Dave Malone, John Papa Gros, Tommy Malone, Mark Mullins, Robert Mercurio, Raymond Weber, and Michael Skinkus, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & The Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians, Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band with Thais Clark, Nicholas Payton, Meschiya Lake Remembers Sweet Emma Barrett, Treme Brass Band, The Electrifying Crown Seekers, Imagination Movers, Henry Butler & The Jambalaya Band, Socks in the Frying Pan of Ireland, Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show, Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s, Royal Teeth, Kenny Neal with guests Henry Gray and Lazy Lester, Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton with special guest Henry Butler, Vishtèn of Canada, Kim Carson & the Real Deal, The Rocks of Harmony, Trout Fishing in America, Johnny Sketch and The Dirty Notes, Erica Falls, Brother Tyrone & the Mindbenders, Lil’ Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers, Savoy Family Cajun Band, Supaman, Jambalaya Cajun Band presents a Tribute to DL Menard with Larry Menard, Kidd Jordan & the Improvisational Art Quintet, Tuba Skinny, John Mahoney Big Band, The Creole Jazz Serenaders with Don Vappie, Cynthia Girtley’s Tribute to Mahalia Jackson, Panorama Jazz Band, Dr. Brice Miller & Mahogany Brass Band, Helen Gillet, Lynn Drury, Jonté Landrum, Val & Love Alive Choir, St. Joseph the Worker Music Ministry, TBC Brass Band, Lacee and Lebrado, Kod Kreyol and the Creole Dance Ensemble of Haiti, Big Chief Kevin Goodman & The Flaming Arrows Mardi Gras Indians, Barbara Shorts and Blue Jazz, Northern Cree of Canada, Da Truth Brass Band, Big Steppers, Untouchables, and Furious Five Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Harris Family Cajun Band, Tyronne Foster & The Arc Singers, Young Seminole Hunters and Black Feathers Mardi Gras Indians, Northside Skull & Bones Gang, The City of Love Music & Worship Arts Choir, Chris Clifton & His Allstars, Rahim Glaspy, NOCCA Jazz Ensemble, Ashé Cultural Arts Center Kuumba Institute, Chakra and Omosede Dance Theatre, Tornado Brass Band, Uptown Swingers, New Look, First Division, and Young Men Olympia Aid Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Theatre on Tap, Monogram Hunters, Ninth Ward Hunters and Shining Star Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Puppetry Arts Theatre…
 
 
THURSDAY, MAY 3
Lionel Richie, Toots & The Maytals, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Blind Boys of Alabama, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Telmary y Habana Sana de Cuba, Archie Shepp Quartet feat. vocalist Marion Rampa, Cyril Neville’s Swamp Funk featuring Omari Neville & The Fuel, Susan Cowsill, Hot Rize, Honey Island Swamp Band, Jeremy Davenport, John Mooney & Bluesiana, Stooges Brass Band, Hot Jazz of France with Avalon Jazz Band, Joe Krown Trio featuring Walter Wolfman Washington, Banu Gibson with guest Vince Giordano, The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders, Lé Kér Créole featuring Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, Real Untouchable Brass Band, Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band, Gal Holiday, Jamaican Me Breakfast Club, Patrice Fisher & Arpa with guests from Guatemala, Seguenon Kone & Ivoire Spectacle, Evangelist Jackie Tolbert & the Gospel Ensemble, J. Monque’D Blues Revue, OperaCréole, Santiman and Garifuna Generation, Caesar Brothers FunkBox, Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys, Cheyenne and 7th Ward Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Terrace Martin, Pocket Aces Brass Band, Toronzo Cannon, The Walls Group, The Chosen Ones Brass Band, VIP Ladies, Men of Class, and New Generation Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Raphael Bas and Harmonouche, The Jones Sisters, Wendell Brunious & the New Orleans Allstars, Preservation Brass,  Larry Sieberth presents The Art of the Voice with Tonya Boyd-Cannon, Yolanda Robinson, and JarellB, Bantam Foxes, Naughty Professor, New Soul Inc., Higher Heights Reggae, The Revelers, Jamil Sharif, Alex McMurray and His Band, Pat Casey and the New Sound, Shaun Ward Xperience, Bonsoir, Catin, The Rayo Brothers, The Tangiers Combo, Nineveh Baptist Church Mass Choir, Isabel Davis, White Cloud Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, SUBR Jazzy Jags, McDonogh 35 High School Gospel Choir, Eleanor McMain Singing Mustangs, Micaela y Fiesta Flamenca, Native Nations Intertribal, Smoking Time Jazz Club, Katy Hobgood Ray, Clay Parker and Jodi James, Sporty’s Brass Band, Revolution, Sudan, and Men Buckjumpers Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Delgado Community College Jazz Ensemble, Landy Walker Charter High School Choir, ISL Circus Arts Kids, Calliope Puppets, Ecole Bilingue of New Orleans…
 
FRIDAY, MAY 4
Beck, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Aaron Neville, Preservation Hall Jazz Band,  Tank & The Bangas, Ruthie Foster, Marcia Ball, Marcus Miller with special guest Rahsaan Patterson Celebrate Al Jarreau, Hiss Golden Messenger, Little Freddie King Blues Band, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas, Darcy Malone & The Tangle, Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, Zachary Richard, The Soul Rebels, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Lil’ Buck Sinegal’s Blues Band with special guest Barbara Lynn, New Orleans Hip Hop Experience Feat. Fiend, 3D Natee, a New Orleans Cypher, DJ Keith Scott, and Cool Nasty Band, Jupiter & Okwess of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band, James Andrews & the Crescent City All Stars, Glen David Andrews and the Treme Gospel Choir, CC Adcock + The Lafayette Marquis, Avalon Jazz Band, Don Vappie’s Tribute to King Oliver, Motel Radio, Germaine Bazzle, Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church Mass Choir, Wess Anderson Quintet, New Breed Brass Band, Mark Braud’s New Orleans Jazz Giants, Stars of Heaven, Big Chief Bird & the Young Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Hot Club of New Orleans, Herbert McCarver & the Pin Stripe Brass Band, Sean Bruce, The Tumbling Wheels, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, The Nth Power, Players Ella and Louie Tribute Band, Naydja Cojoe & the Lagniappe Section, Plaquemine Brûlèe, Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, Maggie Bell Band, JIVA-NOLA featuring Mehnaz Hoosein & Andrew McLean, Brian Seeger Organ Trio, Betty Winn & One A-Chord, New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra, Da Souljas Brass Band, Original Four, and Original Big 7 Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, The Pure’D Blues Group feat. Butch Mudbone, Golden Comanche and Young Cherokee Mardi Gras Indians, Glenn Hartman & The Earthtones present Polka and Cajun Connection, The Swing Setters, Josh Kagler & Harmonistic Praise Crusade, Kumasi, John Lawrence and Ven Pa’ Ca Flamenco with guest Antonio Hildago of Spain, 79rs Gang Mardi Gras Indians, Donald Lewis, Native Nations Intertribal, Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony, The Gospel Inspirations of Boutte, Young Eagles and Algiers Warriors Mardi Gras Indians, Caren Green & Cornbread, Tipitina's Interns under the direction of Donald Harrison, Jr., The New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies, Kumbuka African Dance & Drum Collective, Pastor Terry Gullage & the Greater Mt. Calvary Voices of Redemption, Gray Hawk presents Native American Lore, New Generation Brass Band, Scene Boosters and Lady & Men Rollers Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Lake Forest Charter Jazz Ensemble, Pastor Tyrone Jefferson…
 
 
SATURDAY, MAY 5
Aerosmith, Anita Baker, Cage the Elephant, The Revivalists, Juanes, Delbert McClinton & Self Made Men, Dianne Reeves, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Better Than Ezra, The Bounce feat. Cupid, 5th Ward Weebie, DJ Jubilee, Partners-N-Crime, Ricky B with DJ Raj Smoove, Tamela Mann, Deacon John, Cowboy Mouth, Boyfriend, New Orleans Classic R&B Legends featuring The Dixie Cups, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Wanda Rouzan, and Al “Carnival Time” Johnson with Bobby Cure & the Poppa Stoppas, Kermit Ruffins’ Tribute to Louis Armstrong, Walter Trout, The Lee Boys, GIVERS, The East Pointers of Canada, Jupiter & Okwess of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & The Wild Magnolias, Jermaine Landrum & The Abundant Praise Revival Choir, James Rivers Movement, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Lurrie Bell, Gregg Stafford & His Young Tuxedo Brass Band, Feufollet, Charmaine Neville Band, Warren Storm - Willie Tee & Cypress Band with guests T.K. Hulin and Gregg Martinez, Corey Henry & Treme Funktet, Stoop Kids, Astral Project, Tim Laughlin, Kristin Diable & The City, Leyla McCalla, Sean Jones Quartet,  EmiSunshine, Marachi Jalisco US, Blodie’s Jazz Jam, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Ingrid Lucia, Fi Yi Yi & the Mandingo Warriors, Storyville Stompers Brass Band, Westbank Steppers, Nine Times Ladies, and Valley of Silent Men Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries Mass Choir, Smitty Dee’s Brass Band, Lars Edegran & the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra,  Julio y Cesar Band, Vivaz!, Kenny Bill Stinson & the Ark-LA-Mystics, Connie & Dwight Fitch with the St. Raymond & St. Leo the Great Choir, Gerald French & The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, Voices of Peter Claver, Major Handy & the Louisiana Blues Band, Denisia & Back Row, Jasen Weaver Band, Highsteppers Brass Band, Trouble Nation and Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, E’Dana, Louis Ford & His New Orleans Flairs, Native Nations Intertribal, Yogapalooza with the Bari Koral Family Rock Band, Anya Hollingsworth, Pastor Mitchell J. Stevens, New Hope Baptist Church Mass Choir, Walter Mouton & the Scott Playboys, Stephen Foster’s Foster Family Music Program, Young Fellaz Brass Band, Lady Jetsetters, Undefeated Divas & Gents, and Original Pigeon Town Steppers Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Javier’s Dance Company presents Across the Border, Wild Red Flame, Uptown Warriors, and Young Brave Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre…
 
SUNDAY, MAY 6
Jack White, Steve Miller Band, Smokey Robinson, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Radiators @ 40, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Savion Glover, Buddy Guy, Rebirth Brass Band, Galactic, Anders Osborne, Ellis Marsalis, DJ Captain Charles, George Porter, Jr. & the Runnin’ Pardners, Lakou Mizik of Haiti, The Gospel Soul of Irma Thomas, The Iguanas, Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters, Calexico, Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective, Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters, Rising Dragon Lion Dance Team, New Orleans Suspects, The Zion Harmonizers, Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Glen David Andrews, Flow Tribe, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Hard Head Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Young Pinstripe Brass Band, Mr. Sipp, Mia Borders, Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys, Bobby Lounge, Johnny Sansone, Dr. Michael White’s Tribute to Billie and Dee Dee Pierce featuring Cynthia Girtley, Kinfolk Brass Band, George French & the New Orleans Storyville Jazz Band, Prince of Wales and Original New Orleans Lady Buckjumpers Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, The New Orleans Spiritualettes, Sasha Masakowski “Art Market”, Jonathon “Boogie” Long, The Heritage All Star Brass Band featuring Dr. Michael White and Gregg Stafford, Tommy Sancton’s New Orleans Legacy Band, The Pfister Sisters, Leroy Jones & New Orleans’ Finest, Wild Tchoupitoulas, Buffalo Hunters, and Wild Squatoulas Mardi Gras Indians, The War and Treaty, Ty Morris & H.O.W., Javier Olondo and AsheSon, Robin Barnes & The FiyaBirds, Bill Kirchen, Quiana Lynell, Chief Howard with the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Rhythm Section, Joe Dyson, T’Monde, Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music, Square Dance NOLA with the Bayou Clogger String Band, Audrey Ferguson & The Voices of Distinction, Sierra Green & The Soul Machine, Lyle Henderson & Emmanu-EL, Native Nations Intertribal, Sons of Jazz Brass Band, The Mighty Travelers, José Fermín & Merengue4-FOUR, Young Magnolias and Apache Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Joe Lastie’s New Orleans Sounds, Craig Adams & Higher Dimensions of Praise, Culu Children’s Traditional African Dance Company, Da Knockaz Brass Band, Ole & Nu Style Fellas and Original C.T.C. Steppers Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Kai Knight’s Sihouette Dance Ensemble, Curtis Pierre with The Samba Kids, Muggivan School of Irish Dance…
 
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL
PRESENTED BY SHELL
APRIL 27 - 29 & MAY 3 - 6, 2018
 
JAZZ FEST TICKET INFORMATION
 
1st Weekend Single Day Tickets (April 27, 28 & 29) 
Advance ticket: $65 through April 26
Gate Price: $80
(each ticket valid for any single day of the weekend)
Child's ticket: $5 (available at the gate only, ages 2 – 10, adult must be present with child)
 
2nd Weekend Single Day Tickets (May 3, 4, 5 & 6)
Advance ticket: $65 through May 2
Gate Price: $80
(each ticket valid for any single day of the weekend) 
Child's ticket: $5 (available at the gate only, ages 2 – 10, adult must be present with child)
 
Locals Thursday Discount (May 3)
Gate Price: $50
Purchases can be made at the gate on Thursday, May 3 only
Open to Louisiana residents with valid identification
Up to two admissions per resident
 
Tickets are available at www.nojazzfest.com and www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 745-3000.  Tickets can be purchased in person at the Smoothie King Center Box Office.  All general admission Jazz Fest tickets are subject to additional service fees and handling charges.
 
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL
PRESENTED BY SHELL
APRIL 27 - 29 & MAY 3 - 6, 2018
 
BIG CHIEF VIP EXPERIENCE
The Big Chief VIP Experience is the most luxurious way to enjoy the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.  A limited number of tickets are sold (first-come, first-served).  The Big Chief VIP Experience often sells out - patrons are encouraged to purchase early! Each ticket includes the following:
Big Chief tickets are sold as full weekend packages and include admission for each day of the weekend
Re-entry is permitted at pedestrian gates with Big Chief tickets
Access to Big Chief Viewing Stands: Big Chief guests have access to raised and covered private viewing areas at Acura, Gentilly and Congo Square stages as well as front-of-house bleachers at the Jazz Tent and Blues Tent
Private beverage stands (with beer, wine, water, and soft drinks for purchase) and restrooms at the Acura and Gentilly stage viewing areas
Access to an indoor, air conditioned Big Chief Hospitality Lounge with full service cash bar, complimentary light refreshments and snacks and restrooms
On-site parking is available for purchase with a limited number of Big Chief packages
Big Chief patrons can choose to purchase VIP shuttle tickets for easy travel to and from the Festival.  The VIP Shuttle will pick up and drop off from downtown New Orleans and allows for special entry into the Fair Grounds.  Quantities are limited, so please purchase VIP shuttle tickets before they sell out.
Souvenir laminated ticket
Express VIP entrances at Gentilly and Sauvage pedestrian gates
A Jazz Fest Program Guide 
 
1st Weekend (April 27, 28 & 29) three full Festival days
$1,200
Daily on-site parking can be added for $225 per pass.
VIP shuttle tickets can be added for $125 per pass.
 
2nd Weekend (May 3, 4, 5 & 6) four full Festival days
$1,400
Daily on-site parking can be added for $300 per pass.
VIP shuttle tickets can be added for $165 per pass.
 
VIP ticket packages are inclusive of all service charges.  Only a $25 shipping fee will be assessed in addition to the listed prices.
 
VIP viewing areas will be limited in size, and access may become unavailable, if necessary, to keep the space from exceeding capacity.
 
A Big Chief ticket is required for all children over the age of 2 to access the Big Chief viewing areas.
 
The Festival offers a layaway opportunity for all VIP purchases.
 
Big Chief VIP tickets will be mailed in late March. 
GRAND MARSHAL VIP PASS
The Grand Marshal VIP pass allows exclusive access to a standing-room only section at the front of the Festival’s three largest stages:  the Acura Stage, the Gentilly Stage and the Congo Square Stage.  A limited number of Grand Marshal tickets are sold (first-come, first-served).  Grand Marshal VIP often sells out - patrons are encouraged to purchase early! Each ticket includes the following:
 
Grand Marshal tickets are sold as full weekend packages and include admission for each day of the weekend
Re-entry is permitted at pedestrian gates with Grand Marshal tickets
Access to Grand Marshal VIP STANDING ROOM ONLY viewing areas:  Grand Marshal guests have access to up front, golden circle private viewing areas at the Acura, Gentilly and Congo Square stages
Private restrooms near the Acura stage viewing area reserved for Grand Marshal guests
Access to the Grand Marshal Hospitality Tent where guests can cool off in the shade with beverages for purchase, complimentary snacks and restrooms
On-site parking is available for purchase with a limited number of Grand Marshal packages
Grand Marshal patrons can choose to purchase VIP shuttle tickets for easy travel to and from the Festival.  The VIP Shuttle will pick up and drop off from downtown New Orleans and allows for special entry into the Fair Grounds.  Quantities are limited, so please purchase VIP shuttle tickets before they sell out.
 
Souvenir laminated ticket
Express VIP entrances at Gentilly and Sauvage pedestrian gates
 
1st Weekend (April 27, 28 & 29) three full Festival days
$1,050
Daily on-site parking can be added for $225 per pass.  
VIP shuttle tickets can be added for $125 per pass.
 
2nd Weekend (May 3, 4, 5 & 6) four full Festival days
$1,225
Daily on-site parking can be added for $300 per pass.
VIP shuttle tickets can be added for $165 per pass.
 
VIP ticket packages are inclusive of all service charges.  Only a $25 shipping fee will be assessed in addition to the listed prices.
 
Note:  Grand Marshal VIP ticketholders are part of an exclusive, up-close, standing-room only club of Festivalgoers.  The stage-area pass does not allow the holder to camp out or to reserve space in the special viewing areas, all of which are chair-free zones.  A festive flow of Grand Marshal patrons between performances throughout the day is part of the ethos of this priceless Jazz Fest experience.  In addition, during some music sets, photography may be restricted by the artist on stage. At those times, cameras, other than simple point-and-shoot and cell phone cameras, will have to be put away. On occasion, photography may be prohibited entirely. 
 
A Grand Marshal ticket is required for all children over the age of 2 to access the Grand Marshal viewing areas.
 
The Festival offers a layaway opportunity for all VIP purchases.
 
Grand Marshal VIP tickets will be mailed in late March.
KREWE OF JAZZ FEST VIP PASS
Jazz Fest attendees have the opportunity to view all the action at the Acura Stage in an exclusive covered viewing area.  A limited number of tickets are sold (first come, first served). Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP often sells out - patrons are encouraged to purchase early! Each ticket includes the following:
 
Krewe of Jazz Fest tickets are sold as full weekend packages and include admission for each day of the weekend
Re-entry is permitted at pedestrian gates with Krewe of Jazz Fest tickets
Access to Krewe of Jazz Fest viewing area at the Acura Stage:  Krewe of Jazz Fest guests have access to a raised and covered viewing stand at the Acura Stage.
Private beverage stands (with beer, wine, water and soft drinks for purchase) and restrooms at the viewing area
On-site parking is available for purchase with a limited number of Krewe of Jazz Fest packages
Krewe of Jazz Fest patrons can choose to purchase VIP shuttle tickets for easy travel to and from the Festival.  The VIP Shuttle will pick up and drop off from downtown New Orleans and allows for special entry into the Fair Grounds.  Quantities are limited, so please purchase VIP shuttle tickets before they sell out.
 
Souvenir laminated ticket
Express VIP entrances at Gentilly and Sauvage pedestrian gates
 
1st Weekend (April 27, 28 & 29) three full Festival days
$600
Daily on-site parking can be added for $225 per pass.
VIP shuttle tickets can be added for $125 per pass.
 
2nd Weekend (May 3, 4, 5 & 6) four full Festival days
$700
Daily on-site parking can be added for $300 per pass.
VIP shuttle tickets can be added for $165 per pass.
 
VIP ticket packages are inclusive of all service charges.  Only a $25 shipping fee will be assessed in addition to the listed prices.
 
A Krewe of Jazz Fest ticket is required for all children over the age of 2 to access the Krewe of Jazz Fest viewing area.
 
The Festival offers a layaway opportunity for all VIP purchases.
 
Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP tickets will be mailed in late March.

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