Across eight days in April and May, the historic New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will pull off what is perhaps one of the greatest line-ups I’ve seen in…ever.
The 2024 leg of the massive music festival, which turns New Orleans into an even bigger party than it already is, will be headlined by The Rolling Stones.
Not yet impressed?
Okay, how about Foo Fighters, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Killers, Chris Stapleton, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and a boat load of more big names.
To corral all these incredible bands together is a feat my mind can’t comprehend. And while I don’t mean to sound like a teary child sweating with excitement right now, well, *gestures broadly*
For those not familiar, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival takes place across 14 stages over two weekends, April 25 to 28 and May 2 to 5. It all goes down at the Fair Grounds Race Course, which each year packs in almost half a million attendees for one of the biggest music festivals in America.
Some other exciting names on the line-up include legendary Nolia rapper Juvenile, who last year was responsible for one of the most entertaining Tiny Desk concerts of all time, and super producer Mannie Fresh. Then there’s Hozier, Jon Batiste, Queen Latifah, Vampire Weekend, Greta Van Fleet, Widespread Panic, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Bonnie Raitt, Earth, Wind & Fire, Celebrating Jimmy Buffett with the Coral Reefer Band, Fantasia, The Revivalists, The Beach Boys, Big Freedia, Kem, Juvenile with Mannie Fresh, Irma Thomas, Joe Bonamassa, Steel Pulse, Cyril Neville, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Jeffrey Osborne and Rhiannon Giddens, and hundreds more.
As always, the festival goes far beyond just the music and this year a big part of the event will be a celebration of the music and culture of Colombia. There will be 17 bands and other artists bringing a bit of South America to New Orleans as part of the Expedia Cultural Exchange Pavilion, which is always one of the most popular parts of Jazz Fest.
Then you’ve got the food. And well, New Orleans wasn’t just voted the USA’s top food city for no reason.
You can view the full day-by-day line-up here.
Weekend and VIP packages are already on sale. Single day tickets will go on sale in early February. Needless to say, demand will be astronomical.