New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2021 : Lineup & Tickets

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The legendary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will return to its home in the Big Easy from October 8-17 and organizers have just released the 2021 schedule. The festival kicks off on Friday with a full day of music, ending Saturday night with Dr. John performing as he has for every event since 1970.

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On Friday, Oct. 8th The Black Crowes will headline the night with Brandi Carlile and Ziggy Marley set to perform as well. On Saturday, Demi Lovato and Wu-Tang Clan are scheduled for headlining sets along with Dead & Company.

  • This event takes place all weekend from October 8 -9 in Austin at Zilker Park.
  • You’ll be able to see a diverse lineup of artists ranging from rock (The Black Crowes), country (Brandi Carlile), R&B/soul (Ziggy Marley,) pop music(Demi Lovato)to Hip Hop’s greatest group ever: Wu-Tang Clan.
  • All tickets start at $199

Foo Fighters will be playing at the top of Sunday’s lineup, and they are sure to have a blast with Lizzo. Randy Newman is also on this day as well for those who love his music. The Revivalists’ bass player shares that “It’s been great seeing so many people wearing their purple shirts.”

Friday the 15th kicks off with a bang, as The Tedeschi Trucks Band goes head to head with The Beach Boys. Nile Rodgers and CHIC will also be putting on an electrifying show that is not one you want to miss.

The second weekend of Desert Trip starts Friday evening at 6 pm PST- this weekend’s lineup features some promising talent including Tedeschi Trucks Band vs. The BeachBoys; Nile Rogers & Chic; Gary Clark Jr.; Buddy Guy and more!! Be sure not to forget your sunglasses for these blistering shows in Indio Valley California.

On Saturday, Oct. 16th the final waves of artists will take to Jazz Fest’s stage for some great music and headlining sets by Stevie Nicks, H.E.R., Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Irma Thomas followed by Jimmy Buffett and Norah Jones among others on Sunday with a finale at 8:00 pm eastern time led by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue as well as Melissa Etheridge alongside many more performers coming together in celebration of New Orleans’ famed jazz fest.

Jazz Fest is a celebration of the unique culture and heritage that makes New Orleans so special. This year, Jazz Fest has put together an extensive music lineup including blues, gospel, traditional and contemporary jazz Cajun zydeco Mardi Gras Indians brass bands social aid & pleasure clubs to create one of the world’s most diverse music festival lineups for all types of fans.

Additionally according to a press release “Today, Jazz fest released its entire music lineup; which includes blues Gospel Traditional and Contemporary jazz Cajun Zydeco Mardis Gras Indian Brass Bands Social Aid And Pleasure Clubs in order to provide something different for everyone who attends this event.

For its 50th anniversary, Jazz Fest welcomed over 475,000 music fans to New Orleans for a head-spinning and toe-tapping week of festivities. The festival began in 1968 as the Creole Queen Festival with World War II veteran Louis Armstrong serving as honorary director. It is now one of America’s most important cultural celebrations that showcases Louisiana’s rich musical heritage while encouraging creative expression in all genres.

For their 50th Anniversary this year, Jazz Fest hosted an incredible lineup from some well-known artists such as Stevie Wonder and Justin Timberlake but also showcased 400 new bands who have never played at the event before which was great because it allowed them room to grow into future jazz legends themselves.

New Orleans jazz & heritage festival 2021 lineup

The Rolling Stones are set to headline the first-ever Wednesday at Jazz Fest, which will be an eventful one. The Festival’s signature stages of rock, pop, blues and more will take place with food booths serving mouthwatering regional delicacies throughout the day. Second-line parades should ensure there is plenty of dancing for all music lovers.

The Rolling Stones have been announced as headliners for this year’s inaugural jazz fest on a Tuesday night that also features Stevie Wonder & Kool & The Gang performing back-to-back sets in what promises to be “the most momentous musical doubleheader.”

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Oct 8
Fri • 10:59am
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Fairgrounds
2021 New Orleans Jazz Festival – 1st Weekend 3 Day Pass (10/8 – 10/10) (Dead and Company, Foo Fighters, Black Crowes)
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Oct 8
Fri • 11:00am
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Fairgrounds
2021 New Orleans Jazz Festival – Friday (Black Crowes, Brandi Carlile, Ziggy Marley) (Rescheduled from 4/24/2020, 4/23/2021)
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Oct 9
Sat • 11:00am
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Fairgrounds
2021 New Orleans Jazz Festival – Saturday (Dead and Company, Demi Lovato, Wu Tang Clan) (Rescheduled from 4/25/2020, 4/24/2021)
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Oct 10
Sun • 11:00am
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Fairgrounds
2021 New Orleans Jazz Festival – Sunday (Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Ludacris, The Revivalists) (Rescheduled from 4/26/2020, 4/25/2021)
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Oct 13
Wed • TBD
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Fairgrounds
2021 New Orleans Jazz Festival – Wednesday Only (Rolling Stones)
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Oct 15
Fri • 10:59am
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Fairgrounds
2021 New Orleans Jazz Festival – 2nd Weekend 3 Day Pass (10/15 – 10/17) (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Stevie Nicks, Jimmy Buffett)
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Oct 15
Fri • 11:00am
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Fairgrounds
2021 New Orleans Jazz Festival – Friday (Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Beach Boys, Nile Rodgers) (Rescheduled from 5/1/2020, 4/30/2021)
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Oct 16
Sat • 11:00am
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Fairgrounds
2021 New Orleans Jazz Festival – Saturday (Stevie Nicks, HER – Gabi Wilson, Elvis Costello) (Rescheduled from 5/2/2020, 5/1/2021)
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Oct 17
Sun • 11:00am
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Fairgrounds
2021 New Orleans Jazz Festival – Sunday (Jimmy Buffett, Norah Jones, Trombone Shorty) (Rescheduled from 5/3/2020, 5/2/2021)
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Friday, October 8

  • The Black Crowes
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Ziggy Marley: Songs of Bob Marley
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Chris Isaak
  • Arturo Sandoval
  • Honey Island Swamp Band
  • Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials
  • David Shaw
  • Cowboy Mouth
  • Ranky Tanky
  • Flow Tribe
  • BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
  • Wayne Toups
  • Glen David Andrews
  • CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
  • Eric Lindell & The Natural Mystics and More

Saturday, October 9

  • Dead & Company
  • Demi Lovato
  • Wu-Tang Clan featuring The Soul Rebels
  • Galactic, Charlie Musselwhite
  • Tab Benoit
  • Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters
  • The Gospel Soul of Irma Thomas
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff, Boyfriend
  • Hot 8 Brass Band
  • Partners-N-Crime
  • Doug Kershaw
  • Lost Bayou Ramblers
  • The Cookers feat. Billy Harper, and more

Sunday, October 10

  • Foo Fighters
  • Lizzo, Ludacris
  • The Revivalists
  • Randy Newman
  • El Gran Combo
  • Cyril Neville
  • Tank and The Bangas
  • Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers
  • Anders Osborne
  • Leo Nocentelli
  • David Sanborn
  • Ricky Skaggs
  • The New Orleans Classic Recording Legends featuring The Dixie Cups, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, and more

Friday, October 15

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • The Beach Boys
  • Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Boz Scaggs
  • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band’s Tribute to Dave Bartholomew featuring Elvis Costello and Al “Lil Fats” Jackson, Samantha Fish, PJ Morton, Playing For Change Band, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
  • The Cowsills
  • Cha Wa
  • Leyla McCalla
  • Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science
  • Davell Crawford
  • The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and more

Saturday, October 16

  • Stevie Nicks
  • H.E.R.
  • Elvis Costello & The Imposters
  • Irma Thomas
  • Jon Batiste
  • Keb’ Mo’, Big Freedia
  • Rickie Lee Jones
  • Rebirth Brass Band
  • Shovels & Rope
  • Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen
  • Davell Crawford Tribute to James Booker
  • New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Sonny Landreth
  • The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra directed by Scotty Barnhart
  • Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys
  • Puss N Boots
  • John Boutté
  • Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas
  • Banu Gibson
  • Jazz Funeral honoring Dr. John, Dr. Michael White’s Original Liberty Jazz Band featuring Thais Clark, and more

Sunday, October 17

  • Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band
  • Norah Jones
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Melissa Etheridge
  • The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald & Ernie Isley
  • Brittany Howard, Ledisi
  • The Radiators, Tower of Power
  • Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
  • Asleep at the Wheel
  • Tribute to Dr. John featuring Jon Cleary
  • Irma Thomas, Davell Crawford, John Boutté, and John “Papa” Gros
  • Marcia Ball
  • Big Sam’s Funky Nation
  • George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners

New Orleans jazz & heritage festival 2021 tickets

General admission and VIP tickets will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning for Rolling Stones’ upcoming performance in Jazz Fest, with prices ranging from $250-$500. a ticket depending upon the location of seats/tickets venue,

The time is now to get your 3-day weekend passes or VIP packages for the 2021 Festival! The limited presale opportunity will be available until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 25th and only those who have purchased tickets as of then will qualify!

The moment you were waiting for has arrived; if you’ve already bought a ticket but haven’t gotten one yet, don’t wait any longer because this once in a lifetime experience might just pass by before it’s too late – all we can say after that would be “I told ya so!” Grab these three-day festival passes while they’re still up for grabs at our website.

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Written by Foysal Patwary

Foysal played a local musician as a guitarist in the Blacktown band. He later worked as a musician on a small firm, where he played a role on the cover of the song. While subtaking from music, Foysal studied music analysis in Bangladesh with music and started composing plays. His songs with Jackson Pollock have been produced in Dhaka and regionally. He has received awards from the Commission for composing plays in music and concerts. He later started writing a blog about music, concerts and schedules.

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