New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Announces Massive 2020 Lineup

The iconic New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is back for its 51st incarnation with a full daily lineup announcement that includes headliners The Who, Dead & Company, Stevie Nicks, The Foo Fighters, The Black Crowes and Lionel Richie. To be held once again at the New Orleans Fairgrounds from April 23-May 3, the eight-day event will also include headlining performances by The Lumineers, Lenny Kravitz, Brandi Carlile, Lizzo, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Chick Corea and more.

The Who (Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey) Publicity Photo

A long list of noteworthy acts will join them, including Norah Jones, Kool & The Gang, The Isley Brothers, Wu-Tang Clan, Buddy Guy, Maggie Rogers, The Beach Boys Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jimmy Cliff, Molly Tuttle, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Erykah Badu, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, John Prine, Keb’Mo’, The Revivalists, Aaron Neville, Ricky Skaggs, PJ Morton, John Baptiste & Friends, and a host of others that cover just about every genre imaginable.

While the big nationally-known names are a huge draw, the main focus of the festival remains the hometown artists and the culture of The Crescent City that make it an international treasure. The roster is stacked with New Orleans and Louisiana stalwarts such as Irma Thomas, The Radiators, George Porter, and The Runnin’ Pardners, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tank and The Bangas, Samantha Fish, Galactic, Boyfriend, Rebirth Brass Band, Dumpstaphunk, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians, Sweet Crude, Ellis Marsalis and hundreds more. Click here to see the full daily lineups.

Trombone Shorty courtesy of Jazzfest. Photo credit: Douglas Mason.

In addition to music, the festival will be serving up loads of New Orleans cuisine, local arts and crafts, and offering opportunities to learn about the city’s culture through interactive demonstrations and displays. For more information and how to purchase tickets click on the links below.


New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival





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