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

Jimmy Buffett, Anita Baker, Beck, Lionel Richie, Sheryl Crow, David Byrne, Bonnie Raitt, Sturgill Simpson and Additional International Acts on Deck for Jazz Fest 2018

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has just announced their artist lineup for 2018.

This year the festival will host performances from Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Jack Johnson, Cage the Elephant, Common, The Revivalists as well as many other top tier acts.

Additional acts include: Sting, Jack White, Steel Pulse, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Steve Miller Band, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Aaron Neville, The Radiators at 40, a special performance featuring New Orleans native Jon Batiste with The Dap-Kings, as well as 70 live acts.

Browse over the complete lineup.

New Orleans Jazz Festival 2018 lineup. Photo by: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
New Orleans Jazz Festival 2018 lineup. Photo by: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

The New Orleans Jazz Festival provides one of the best festival atmospheres within the United States. Their attention to detail on this lineup is a reflection of the quality they provide on grounds.

In addition to the live music, trying out and tasting some of the New Orleans cuisine is a major part of the experience at Jazz Fest. They offered the following dishes in 2017:

  • Cajun Jambalaya
  • Hot Sausage Po-Boy, Crawfish Sausage Po-Boy, Italian Chicken Sausage Po-Boy
  • Alligator Pie, Crabmeat Stuffed Shrimp,
    *Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Boiled Crawfish, Louisiana Crawfish Etouffeé,
    Cajun Crawfish Rice; Spicy Boiled Potatoes
  • Cajun Duck Po-Boy, Cajun Shrimp & Duck Pasta

My suggestion with the food is to watch it being cooked, and grab a hot plate.

Watch over the New Orleans Jazz Festival lineup release video on YouTube. Stay connected with the festival on social media for updates.

Tickets are now on sale via the festival’s main website.

  • 1st Weekend Single Day Tickets (April 27, 28 & 29) 
    Regular 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, children under 2 are admitted free)
  • 2nd Weekend Single Day Tickets (May 3, 4, 5 & 6)
    Regular 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, children under 2 are admitted free)