Recent Articles
  • Van Morrison adds new 2019 US dates in New Orleans and Chicago

    Van Morrison adds new 2019 US dates in New Orleans and Chicago

    Van Morrison fans in the U.S. will have more opportunities to see the six-time Grammy winner this spring. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has added new headline appearances in New Orleans and Chicago, which will keep the multi-platinum seller on the road through late April. The Belfast Belter...
  • Slideshow Main Photo Credits

    Five reasons why you should go to New Orleans Jazz Fest

    Food   The sounds might vary from year to year but there’s always stability in the food lineup at Jazz Fest, and you can’t enjoy the music on an empty stomach. Featuring Louisiana cuisine from local chefs, a few meals over a long weekend doesn’t come close to enough time to sample everything but...
  • © Mary Andrews

    Best photos from weekend one of New Orleans Jazz Fest 2018

    The first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has rapidly come to an end. The weather was superb. The food was scrumptious. The music was stellar. A marriage proposal, an Air Force flying drill overhead and a funeral were some of the unplanned activities of the weekend. AXS was...
  • Music fans flock to the Acura stage in anticipation of the day's headline act.

    Tips for a successful New Orleans Jazz Fest

    With the birth of spring comes festival season and that suggests another incarnation of the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Spread across two massive weekends, the extravaganza represents the best in live music with a strong slant towards indigenous Louisiana heritage, cuisine and...
  • Complete 2018 New Orleans Jazz Fest set times and lineup

    Complete 2018 New Orleans Jazz Fest set times and lineup

    The highly anticipated New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will be here before you know it. Mark the dates April 27-May 6 as the time for some of the best acts in the music business today. New Orleans Jazz Festival will bring thousands of fans into the Big Easy to enjoy the best music, food...
  • 5 must-see artists at New Orleans Jazzfest 2018

    5 must-see artists at New Orleans Jazzfest 2018

    The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the 2018 edition of will be held April 27-May 6. The festival differentiates itself from a crowded market by not only booking huge internationally recognized headliners but also by reveling in the deep musical heritage of its host city with performances by...
  • Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin and Sting lead 2018 New Orleans JazzFest lineup

    Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin and Sting lead 2018 New Orleans JazzFest lineup

    Nostalgia is a very bankable commodity in music and entertainment these days, and the producers of this year’s New Orleans JazzFest are certainly banking on classic rock to help them sell plenty of tickets come spring. The annual music festival will return to New Orleans on April 27 through May...
  • Daniel DeSlover

    Check out the best photos from weekend two of Jazz Fest 2017 in New Orleans

    Seven days and nearly half a million people later, Jazz Fest 2017 is in the books. Per tradition, New Orleans’ signature music festival wrapped up on May 7 with a series of performances from major local artists but as attendees know, music is just part of the appeal of this one-of-a-kind annual...
  • Get ready for weekend two of Jazz Fest 2017 with this look back at week one highlights

    Get ready for weekend two of Jazz Fest 2017 with this look back at week one highlights

    There really is no other music festival like Jazz Fest. With the many local bands of New Orleans’ incredibly deep and diverse music scene mixing with marquee national and international acts like Maroon 5, Lorde, Nas, Usher and The Roots and Alabama Shakes, the first three days of Jazz Fest were like...
  • © Mary Andrews

    Rhiannon Giddens: The road to New Orleans Jazz Festival includes a stop in Tucson

    It was show time for Rhiannon Giddens at the Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona. There is no doubt that she has one of the most unique, exquisite voices in music today. Ms. Giddens graduated from Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio after intensively studying opera for five years. Although, she traded opera...
  • Jazz Fest is back with another sick lineup in 2017

    From food to transportation, your complete guide to Jazz Fest 2017

    Though it’s known colloquially as Jazz Fest, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival really is a more fitting title, as the seven-day event celebrates not just jazz music, but the rich cultural heritage of the Crescent City. Now in its 48th year, Jazz Fest proudly spotlights the local bands...
  • Watch: Joe Russo's Almost Dead welcome Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge

    Watch: Joe Russo's Almost Dead welcome Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge

    Fittingly, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead played a show at the Fools Paradise festival on the eve of April Fool’s Day in St. Augustine, Fla., and the Grateful Dead tribute had a few tricks up their sleeve. The band had Dead & Company keyboard player, Jeff Chimenti, filling in for regular keyboardist...
  • Complete 2017 New Orleans Jazz Fest set times and lineup

    Complete 2017 New Orleans Jazz Fest set times and lineup

    The prestigious New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is right around the corner. April 28-May 7 will see the world’s best musicians and thousands of fans descend upon the Crescent City for what is one of the most anticipated music festivals of the year. With the festival a month out, Jazz Fest...
  • Art Neville and George Porter Jr., original members of The Meters.

    Original members of The Meters funk band come together for two Jazz Fest shows to celebrate 50 years

    New Orleans is home to many musical styles, but it was The Meters that put the Crescent City on the map as a funk mecca. They practically put funk on the map, period. 2017 marks the band’s 50th anniversary and even though the original members have since branched off to focus on other projects...
  • The New Orleans Jazz Fest takes place April 28-May 7

    New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival announces amazing 2017 lineup

    The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has announced their 2017 lineup, and it’s a doozy. Some of the bigger names on the bill include Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Kings of Leon, Usher and The Roots, Harry Connick Jr., Meghan Trainor...
Sponsor

Sign up for our weekly event guide email.

Be the first to know. Get personalized event announcements, updates, and reviews every week with the AXS.com event guide email.

Privacy Policy