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Published: 2002/02/19

Jazz Fest Line-up Announced

The official line-up for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has been released. The event will be held Friday April 26 Sunday April 28 and Thursday May 2 Sunday May 5 at the Fair Grounds Race Course. Artists performing include Phil Lesh & Friends, String Cheese Incident, Blues Traveler, Govt Mule, Ratdog, Galactic, Karl Densons Tiny Universe, Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Huey Piano Smith, Lenny Kravitz, The Neville Brothers, Jimmy Buffett, Melissa Etheridge, Teena Marie, Bonnie Raitt, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Lloyd Price, Teddy Pendergrass, Counting Crows, India.Arie, Bobby Womack, Pete Fountain, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Better Than Ezra, Abbey Lincoln, Wayne Shorter, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Dr. John, Ricky Dillard, Cheikh L Senegal, Irma Thomas, Taj Mahal, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Blind Boys of Alabama, Allen Toussaint, Yellowjackets, Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald with The Count Basie Orchestra & Patti Austin, Morgan Heritage Family, Linda Hopkins, Evangelist Bertha Jackson & the Anointed Jackson Sisters, Papa Wemba of the Congo, Liz McComb, Buckwheat Zydeco, Los Hombres Calientes, Lil Band o Gold with John Fred and Johnnie Allan, Hunter Hayes, Marcia Ball, Wayne Toups & Zydecajun, Zigaboo Modeliste, Trombone Shorty, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Banu Gibson with Fayard Nichols, Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias, Monk Boudreaux & The Golden Eagles, Zion Harmonizers, and Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers among hundreds of others.
New Orleans is the soul of America, and the Jazz Fest is the soul of New Orleans, says Jazz Fest producer and director Quint Davis. There is no better way to renew your soul than through the power of the music, the food and the art, and especially the loving vibes of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Now more than ever, Jazz Fest is shining as brightly as the fire in Wynton Marsalis horn. Y’all come!
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