Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Arcade Fire, and Vampire Weekend are all on-deck to perform at this year’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The annual showcase, now celebrating its 45th anniversary, will once again take place at the Fair Grounds Race Course. The festivities will stretch across two weekends: from April 25 through 27, then from May 1 through 4.
Some other big draws on the lineup: Eric Clapton, Robin Thicke, Public Enemy, Christina Aguilera, Solange, Laura Mvula, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Jason Isbell, Phish, Big Freedia, the Head and the Heart, Santana, the String Cheese Incident, Trey Songz, Foster the People, Alabama Shakes, John Fogerty, Charlie Wilson, the Avett Brothers, Aaron Neville, Chaka Khan, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Bobby Womack, Irma Thomas, Boz Scaggs, and Better Than Ezra.
And here’s the rest of the roster: Rubén Blades & Roberto Delgado Orchestra, Allen Toussaint, Bombino, Lyle Lovett, the Radiators, Johnny Winter, Rebirth Brass Band, Al Jarreau, Delbert McClinton, Keb’ Mo’, North Mississippi Allstars, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Mary Mary, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Chick Corea & the Vigil, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk with special guest Art Neville, Anders Osborne, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, John Hiatt, Branford Marsalis Quartet, Rachelle Ferrell, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Pharoah Sanders, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, the Rance Allen Group, the Mavericks, Galactic, Tab Benoit, Robert Earl Keen, Johnnyswim, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Joe Louis Walker, Bobby Jones & Nashville Super Choir, Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys, Bernard Allison Group, Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings, PJ Morton, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, the Terence Blanchard Group, Gregory Porter, Davell Crawford, Sonny Landreth, the Infamous Stringdusters, Alexis & the Samurai, Spencer Taylor & the Highway QC’s, Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band with Thais Clark, John Boutté, Greensky Bluegrass, and René Marie — With Love to Eartha Kitt.
Watch the talent announcement video above, and head over to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival website to purchase tickets.