Jazz Fest 2012: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Al Green, The Neville Brothers, The Eagles, Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket, Levon Helm Band with Mavis Staples and Steve Earle
Last year the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival confirmed its roster of performers in January, this time it has done so a month earlier. Once again the event will take place over two weeks, on April 27 – 29 May 1 and the May 5 – 8. The first weekend will feature music from: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, John Mayer, Al Green, Trombone Shorty, Bon Iver, Jill Scott, Allen Toussaint, Iron & Wine, Dr. John & the Lower 911, Steel Pulse, Gomez, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Chuck Leavell & Friends, Gary Clark Jr. and many additional artists, including a headliner yet to be announced. The second weekend’s roster of players includes: The Neville Brothers, The Eagles, Foo Fighters, Bonnie Raitt, My Morning Jacket, Levon Helm Band with special guest Mavis Staples and Steve Earle, Bunny Wailer, Galactic, Zac Brown Band, Herbie Hancock and his Band, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Ne-Yo, Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Florence + the Machine, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Esperanza Spalding, Bruce Hornsby, funky Meter, Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s 50th Anniversary Jam and numerous more artists including another major TBA.
Tickets for the event at the New Orleans Fairgrounds will go on sale today.