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|42nd annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival|
April 29 - May 1 and May 5 - May 8, 2011
- Jazz Fest 2011
The first weekend of Jazz Fest runs from April 29th - May 1st. The second weekend takes place from May 5th - May 8th.
- Jazz Fest After Dark
Keep rockin' after Jazz Fest and between Fest weekends. Check our list of concerts and other special events going on in & around New Orleans during Jazz Fest.
- Jazz Fest Cubes / Grids
Day by day schedules with performers, stages and times are now online at the official Jazz Fest web site. Here's a printable PDF file of the Jazz Fest daily schedules.
- 2011 Jazz Fest Tickets
Tickets for Jazz Fest are on sale now at Ticketmaster and the New Orleans Arena box office. Single Day Tickets are $45 in advance ($60 at the gate).
3 VIP Packages are also available: Big Chief VIP Experience, Grand Marshal VIP Pass, and Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP Pass.
- Jazz Fest Express
Advance tickets are now on sale for the Jazz Fest Express shuttle service, which provides roundtrip air-conditioned transportation to & from the Fair Grounds. Departure points are Steamboat Natchez Dock (French Quarter) and the Sheraton Hotel on Canal Street. Shuttle service starts at 10:30am and runs until all patrons have been transported from the Fair Grounds.
- 2011 Jazz Fest Performers
Performers for the 2011 Jazz & Heritage Fest have been announced - daily schedules with times & stages will be announced at a later date.
Weekend 1 line-up includes Robert Plant, Jeff Beck, Wyclef Jean, Keb' Mo', Bon Jovi, John Mellencamp, Tom Jones, John Legend & The Roots, and The Decemberists.
Weekend 2 line-up includes Wilco, Cyndi Lauper, Lucinda Williams, Arcade Fire, Willie Nelson, Gregg Allman, Jimmy Buffett, The Strokes, Lauryn Hill, Kid Rock, Michael Franti and Sonny Rollins.
See the complete list of 2011 Jazz Fest performers here.
- Get Ready for Jazz Fest
Get all the gear you need for a fun and comfortable time. Stock up on sun glasses, hats, coolers, blankets, sun tan lotion, and all the other essentials at the Jazz Fest General Store.
- Get In Sync
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation's 2011 Sync Up Conference is set for April 29-30 and May 6-7, 2011 at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
- WWOZ Brass Pass
WWOZ Brass Passes are a great way to enjoy Jazz Fest and help support local community radio station WWOZ. For a membership donation of $425 to WWOZ, you'll get a 2011 Brass Pass, which gets you into all 7 days of Jazz Fest and much more. Get the lowdown here.
- 2011 Jazz Fest Posters
The Jazz and Heritage Festival Poster for 2011 features singer, songwriter, businessman and former Big Easy street performer Jimmy Buffett. The 2011 Congo Square Poster depicts late brass band & jazz funeral grand marshal Fats Houston. Houston was also featured on the 1976 Jazz Fest Poster.
- 2011 Foundation Gala
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation will hold their 2011 Gala fundraiser on Thursday April 28th at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Performers at this year's event include Buddy Guy and Marcia Ball.
- Clinic Benefit CD
Down on the Bayou II - a concert / super jam recorded at the Howlin' Wolf between 2010 Jazz Fest weekends - is now available for purchase. Artists featured at the 4/29/2010 gig included Widespread Panic, Anders Osborne, Gov't Mule, Papa Mali, Bill Kreutzmann, Ivan Neville, George Porter Jr., Jon Cleary, Christine Ohlman and Luther Dickinson. All proceeds from sales of the album benefit the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic.
- Got Music?
While you wait for Jazz Fest, check out our collection of links to dozens of online concerts, interviews and performances by Louisiana music artists.
- Bringing the Kids?
Disney On Ice: Toy Story 3 is a must see for the entire family. Catch it at UNO Lakefront Arena from April 28th thru May 1st. Audubon Zoo's annual Zoo-To-Do for Kids benefit takes place on Friday, April 29th.
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