New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Photo by: JazzFest / YouTube
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Photo by: JazzFest / YouTube

Anita Baker Set to Perform at Jazz Fest 2018

The 49th Annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival lineup is going to be released on Tuesday, January 23.

Jazz Fest will take place on two separate weekends April 27-29 and May 3-6. The event grounds is located at the Fair Grounds Race Course on Gentilly Boulevard.


Additional rumors and performing acts with availability during the time frame of JazzFest include:

  • Trey Anastasio Band
  • Jack Johnson
  • The Radiators
  • David Byrne
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Galactic
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • The Revivalists
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Santana
  • Kamasi Washington
  • Jason Isbell
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • The Eagles

We did a preview article similar to this for the Bonnaroo Music Festival and was way off with predictions. If Bonnaroo returns in 2019 with a New Orleans Jazz Festival inspired lineup, the response on social media will be far more positive in my view. That being said Jazz Fest is owned and operated by The Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

‘In 1970, the Foundation was set up to be the nonprofit owner of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – Jazz Fest – with a mission to sow the seeds of our unique culture for generations to come.’

Advance tickets for single-day attendees will be announced soon. (In 2017, adult tickets at the gate were $80.) Tickets for children have traditionally been $5 (available at the gate only, ages 2-10).

Connect with the festival on social media, and watch over highlights from the 2017 event on YouTube.

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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.