Gretna Heritage Festival 2019: Rick Springfield, KC and the Sunshine Band, Starship headline

Rick Springfield, KC and the Sunshine Band and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas will headline the 2019 Gretna Heritage Festival kicking off on Friday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Sept. 29. Organizers announced the official music lineup for the festival’s 25th anniversary on Wednesday.

Organizers say they’ve worked to make ticket prices more affordable in honor of the 25th anniversary. Other changes include extended hours for the main stage, sky box and VIP area.

Also new to the festival this year, the festival adds a Latino Village. Located on the Riverfront, the Latino Village will include two stages for live music, dancing demonstrations, and culturally inspired craft and food vendors featuring Latin-influenced cocktails and beers.

More than 40 local and national acts are set to perform. The lineup also includes Foundation of Funk, Rockin’ Dopise Jr., The Chee-Weez, Amanda Shaw, Irma Thomas, Better Than Ezra, Cowboy Mouth, Lost Bayou Ramblers and Flow Tribe, among others. See the complete music lineup here.

Advance tickets will be sold and available through the GEDA office this year, thus eliminating the extra fees assessed to each sale. On-line and e-tickets will not be available, as they are not using Ticketmaster this year.

Pre-sale ticket prices include $20 for a Single Day Pass, $60 for a 3- day Weekend Pass, and a new option of a Saturday/Sunday Pass for $40. Gate admission is also available, $25 for a Single Day admission, $60 for the 3-Day Weekend admission, and $40 for the new Saturday/Sunday admission. General admission for children 12 and under is free.

In addition to lower ticket pricing, children 12 and under may enter the VIP tent at main stage free with paying adults. VIP tent entry is not included in gate admission.

For more information about the festival, visit gretnafest.com.