Bonnie Raitt, Lenny Kravitz, Etta James, Neville Brothers Among Artists Slated To Perform at New Orleans Jazz Fest
The official line-up has been announced for the 35th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The event will take place over two weeks, from April 23-25 and from April 29- May 2. The festival places an emphasis on a wide array of area musicians although it also includes artists from other parts of the country and globe. Performers at the fairgrounds each day include: Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Galactic and The Trio: Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr. and June Yamagishi (April 23); Macy Gray, Branford Marsalis, Rebirth Brass Band and Leo Nocentelli (April 24); Dr. John, Ray Charles, Etta James and Zigaboo Modeliste (April 25); Allen Toussaint, Steve Miller Band, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet (April 29); Harry Connick Jr., Karl Densons Tiny Universe, Susan Tedeschi and Nicholas Payton & Sonic Trance (April 30); Lenny Kravitz, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Blind Boys of Alabama, funky Meters and Sonny Landreth (May 1) and Neville Brothers, Dianne Reeves, Radiators, Papa Grows Funk and Big Chief Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias (May 2). In addition Jazz Fest will offer some late night shows, such as B.B King / Etta James & the Roots Band on the 24th and Lenny Kravitz / Lucky Dube on the 30th. At the same time other area promoters, most notably Superfly Presents, use Jazz Fest to stage their own late night series, with details likely to follow in the days to come as well.