Jazz Fest fans can finally start planning what stages to stakeout for their favorite acts.
Organizers of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival officially released the 2019 schedule “cubes” for the historic 50th anniversary milestone event. Festival producers rolled out the complete daily lineups on Tuesday, March 26 during a press conference.
So, where will you need to set up chairs first? Find “the cubes” on the fest’s official website by clicking here.
Opening day of the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is on Thursday, April 25. Both of the event’s weekends will run Thursday through Sunday, April 25 to April 28 and May 2 to May 5.
Widespread Panic will now headline the Thursday, May 2 music lineup of the historic 50th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, organizers announced via a release.
The big shakeup to the lineup comes after Fleetwood Mac postponed four upcoming North American tour dates and their Jazz Fest performance. The flu sidelined Stevie Nicks, leading to the cancellation.
Prior to that, the Rolling Stones announced the cancellation of their Jazz Fest performance. The Rolling Stones were forced to postpone their tour because Mick Jagger is currently receiving medical treatment and has been advised not to tour by his doctor.
One major highlight festival-goers can anticipate to celebrate Jazz Fest’s 50th anniversary: Trombone Shorty and the Neville brothers will close out Jazz Fest 2019.
May 2 will now also become a second Locals Thursday (along with April 25). For both Thursdays, tickets will be only $50 dollars at the gate for Louisiana residents who present valid identification, up to two admissions per resident.
Adult advance tickets are available at TicketMaster at www.TicketMaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Smoothie King Center Box Office. No refunds, and all purchases are subject to additional TicketMaster fees.
Jazz Fest daily tickets purchased at the gate cost $85 for adults, $5 for children ages 2 to 10.
Started in 1970, Jazz Fest annually celebrates the unique culture of New Orleans and the region drawing fans from around the country and around the world.
For the latest updates, please follow the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival social channels and the website at nojazzfest.com.