New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2016- Preview, Tickets

Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Snoop Dogg, Paul Simon,

Steely Dan, Beck, Van Morrison, Nick Jonas, Trombone Shorty, Julio Iglesias, J. Cole,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Elvis Costello, Maxwell, My Morning Jacket, Gary Clark Jr., Bonnie Raitt, Ms. Lauryn Hill,

Flo Rida, Irma Thomas, Janelle Monáe, Jonny Lang, Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter,

Gov’t Mule, Dr. John, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Arlo Guthrie, Mavis Staples, Boz Scaggs,

Michael McDonald, Buddy Guy, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Over 500 More

To Appear at 2016 New Orleans Jazz Fest

Tickets & VIP Packages on Sale Now!

New Orleans, LA (January 19, 2016)—The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell today announced the music lineup for the 2016 Festival scheduled for April 22 – 24 and April 28 – May 1. The Festival annually celebrates the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana, alongside unforgettable performances by nationally and internationally renowned guest artists. Jazz Fest takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course and will once again feature 12 stages of music in such varied genres as R&B, gospel, blues, rock, pop, traditional and contemporary jazz, Cajun, zydeco and much more.

The artists scheduled to appear at the 2016 Jazz Fest include:

Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Snoop Dogg, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Beck, Van Morrison, Nick Jonas, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Julio Iglesias, J. Cole, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Maxwell, My Morning Jacket, Gary Clark Jr., Bonnie Raitt, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Flo Rida, Irma Thomas, Janelle Monáe, Jonny Lang, Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter, Gov’t Mule, Dr. John & the Nite Trippers, Tedeschi Trucks Band & Friends, Arlo Guthrie, Mavis Staples, Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Buddy Guy, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Isley Brothers, Aaron Neville, Chris Botti, Grace Potter, Alpha Blondy, Elle King, Galactic, Brandi Carlile, Brothers Osborne, Rhiannon Giddens, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk with Art Neville, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Better Than Ezra, Los Lobos perform La Pistola Y El Corazon, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Punch Brothers, Taj Mahal, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Anders Osborne, The Lone Bellow, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers, Tribute to B.B. King, Tribute to Allen Toussaint, John Hammond, Elvin Bishop, Mystikal, Jazmine Sullivan, CeCe Winans, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tab Benoit, Terence Blanchard, Davell Crawford, Gregory Porter, Snarky Puppy, Rebirth Brass Band, Big Freedia, Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Ellis Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval, Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings, Donald Harrison, Jr., Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Black Lillies, Dédé Saint-Prix of Martinique, The Garifuna Collective of Belize, DeJohnette·Coltrane·Garrison, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, The Soul Rebels, The Revivalists, John Boutté, Mississippi Mass Choir, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas, Ricky Dillard & New G, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Glen David Andrews, Buckwheat Zydeco, Naturally 7, Cyril Neville & SwampFunk, George Porter, Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Leo Nocentelli, Zigaboo Modeliste’s Funk Revue, Henry Butler & Jambalaya, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians, Imagination Movers, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Christian Scott, Walter Trout, Joe Lovano US Five, Pine Leaf Boys, Rockin’ Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters, Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, Royal Teeth, Lost Bayou Ramblers with special guest Spider Stacy, Herlin Riley Quintet, Sweet Pain featuring Chico Ramos and Supa G of Belize, Hot 8 Brass Band, Creole String Beans with guest TK Hulin, Sweet Crude, Eric Lindell, Nicholas Payton & Afro Caribbean Mixtape, Geri Allen: The Erroll Garner Jazz Project, Corey Harris Band, Heads of State with Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, Al Foster, and George Mraz, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton featuring Henry Butler, Butch Thompson, and Dr. Michael White, Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & The Wild Magnolias, Creole Wild West, Semolian Warriors, Ninth Ward Hunters, Wild Tchoupitoulas, and Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras

Indians, Young Men Olympia Aid, Untouchables, The Furious Five, Uptown Swingers, Men of Class, and Lady Jetsetters Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs and hundreds more!!! (The complete day-by-day schedule is attached.)

This year Jazz Fest will shine a spotlight on the culture of Belize at the 2016 Cultural Exchange Pavilion, featuring performances by artists from the country, as well as a specially curated area with Belizean arts and crafts and additional cultural programming.

Click HERE for the official 2016 Jazz Fest talent announcement video.

Advanced early-bird single-day tickets for Jazz Fest are $60 through February 2. The advanced ticket price will be $65 beginning on February 3. The gate price ticket will be $75. Children’s tickets (ages 2 – 10) are still only $5 and are available at the gate only. Single-day tickets to Jazz Fest are on sale by specific weekend, with each ticket valid for a single day’s attendance. Tickets are available at www.nojazzfest.com and www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Smoothie King Center Box Office. All general admission Jazz Fest tickets are subject to additional service fees and handling charges.

All of the Festival’s hugely popular VIP packages are on sale while very limited supplies last. The Jazz Festival offers three distinct VIP opportunities to experience the event in style: the Festival’s popular Big Chief VIP Experience ticket package provides special viewing access at most of the Festival’s stages; the Grand Marshal VIP Pass allows for up-close access at the three major stages; and the Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP Pass which entitles patrons to special covered seating at the Acura Stage audience area (details attached). The Festival offers a special layaway arrangement for each of the VIP packages. For information on layaway, please visit www.nojazzfest.com.

Jazz Fest also offers full-service travel packages for fans wishing to take the guesswork out of attending the event. Visit www.nojazzfest.com to learn more about the official travel packages that include hotel accommodations, travel to and from the Festival grounds and Festival tickets, including the option for Festival VIP packages.

A listing of hotels offering special Jazz Fest rates is posted at www.nojazzfest.com, where patrons can effortlessly reserve their hotel rooms for the event. Festivalgoers can peruse room availability and book their accommodations early, taking advantage of some of the best prices offered at participating hotels including at the Official Host Hotel, the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.

Shell is the Presenting Sponsor of the Festival. Major Jazz Fest Sponsors are Acura, Peoples Health, Miller Lite, and the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (A Churchill Downs Company). IBERIABANK, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, Coca-Cola, Zatarain’s and WWOZ are all also Official Jazz Fest Sponsors. Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) is the Festival’s Hotel Rewards Program Partner.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other raised funds, for year-round activities in the areas of education, economic development and cultural enrichment. Education programs include the Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music, the Tom Dent Congo Square Lecture Series and the Class Got Brass competition. Economic Development initiatives include the Community Partnership Grants, the Sync Up entertainment industry conference and new programs such as the Catapult Fund and Brass Tacks. Cultural events include a free jazz concert series and four free community festivals: the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, the Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival, the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival and the Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival. The Foundation also owns radio station WWOZ 90.7-FM and the Jazz & Heritage Archive. 2015, the Foundation opened a new building, the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center – an education and community facility named for Jazz Fest founder George Wein and his late wife Joyce.

The much-beloved Jazz & Heritage Foundation Gala will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2016. The Gala is an evening of music, food and fun that directly supports the Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music, a free music instruction program that reaches more than 85 students each week. This year’s Gala will feature the legendary band, The O’Jays. The Gala always sells out, so please visit www.jazzandheritage.org or call 504-558-6107 to get tickets or inquire about sponsorship opportunities. Plus, don’t miss the Johnny Jackson Jr. Gospel Is Alive Celebration with Ce Ce Winans as part of the Jazz Fest Educational Workshops on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the Franklin Ave. Baptist Church.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is a co-production of Festival Productions Louisiana, LLC. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Festival Productions, Inc.-New Orleans) and AEG Louisiana Production, LLC. (a subsidiary of AEG Live).

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY SHELL

APRIL 22 – 24 & APRIL 28 – MAY 1, 2016

FRIDAY, APRIL 22

Steely Dan, Janelle Monáe, Gov’t Mule, Michael McDonald, Grace Potter, The Subdudes, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers, Buckwheat Zydeco, Donald Harrison, Jr., Geri Allen: The Erroll Garner Jazz Project, Cowboy Mouth, Christian Scott, The Black Lillies, Walter Trout, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, New Orleans Classic Recording Divas featuring The Dixie Cups, Wanda Rouzan, and Jean Knight, Hot 8 Brass Band, TR Shine of Belize, Flow Tribe, The Anointed Jackson Sisters, Jason Marsalis, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Bria Skonberg, Talla Walla Vibrations of Belize, Eric Lindell, Alvin “Youngblood” Hart’s Muscle Theory, Shannon Powell presents a Tribute to Smokey Johnson, Matt Lemmler presents “The Music of Stevie Wonder” featuring Brian Blade, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Shades of Praise, Zulu Gospel Male Ensemble, The Deslondes, Baby Bee, The Topcats, Orange Kellin’s New Orleans DeLuxe Orchestra, Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys, New Wave Brass Band, Panorama Jazz Band, Betty Winn & One A-Chord, Real Untouchable Brass Band, We Are One, New Generation, and The Perfect Gentlemen Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, The Caesar Brothers Funkbox, La Tran-K Band, Semolian Warriors Mardi Gras Indians, Guitar Masters featuring John Rankin, Jimmy Robinson, and Cranston Clements, Clive Wilson’s New Orleans Serenaders with Butch Thompson, Golden Sioux, Wild Apaches, and Black Seminoles Mardi Gras Indians, Driskill Mountain Boys, Vishtèn of Canada, Native Nations Intertribal, Patrice Fisher & Arpa with guest Javier Cabrera of Mexico, New Orleans Gospel Soul Children, Aya Takazawa of Japan, Keep N It Real, Ladies of Unity, Go Getters, and Big Nine Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Sarah Quintana & the Miss River Band, Andrew Hall’s Society Brass Band, Black Mohawk and Black Foot Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Connie & Dwight Fitch with the St. Raymond & St. Leo the Great Gospel Choir, Lady Tambourine, Alexis Spight, Harold Holloway & Co., Uptown Music Theatre, Chosen Vessels Band & Performing Arts, Chris Clifton & His Allstars, UNO Jazz Allstars, Gray Hawk presents Native American Lore, Rosa Metoyer, Young Audiences Brass Band Throwdown…

SATURDAY, APRIL 23

Pearl Jam, Van Morrison, Maxwell, Boz Scaggs, Galactic, Alpha Blondy & The Solar System, Brothers Osborne, Mystikal, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Anders Osborne, Tab Benoit, Leo Nocentelli, Naturally 7, John Hammond, DeJohnette·Coltrane·Garrison, The Garifuna Collective of Belize, Joe Krown Trio featuring Walter “Wolfman” Washington and Russell Batiste, Jr., Bobby Cure Band & the New Orleans R&B Revue featuring Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, Robert Parker, Sammy Ridgley, and Jo “Cool” Davis, Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton featuring Henry Butler, Butch Thompson, and Dr. Michael White, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, TR Shine of Belize, Jarekus Singleton, James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars, Victor Goines, Leah Chase, Tim Laughlin, Alexey Marti & Urban Mind, Gregg Stafford & His Young Tuxedo Brass Band, New Orleans Experience ft. S – 8ighty, Partners-N-Crime, DJ Jubilee, Denisia, Kevin Stylez, Dobama, and Govenor Reiss, New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Pocket Aces Brass Band, Talla Walla Vibrations of Belize, Cha Wa featuring Papa Mali, Glen David Andrews & Treme Choir, The Johnson Extension, Blodie’s Jazz Jam, Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, Warren Storm, Willie Tee & Cypress with special guest Tommy

McLain, Willie Sugarcapps, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, Jambalaya Cajun Band with D.L. Menard, Johnny Sansone, Rumba Buena, Motel Radio, Darcy Malone & The Tangle, Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church Mass Choir, Dr. Brice Miller & Mahogany Brass Band, Lady Jetsetters, Single Ladies, Single Men, and Nine Times Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band, Big Chief Walter Cook & The Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians, Archdiocese of New Orleans Gospel Choir, Connie Jones & the Crescent City Jazz Band, Brian Quezergue, Cameron Dupuy & The Cajun Troubadours, Louis Ford & His New Orleans Flairs, Washitaw Nation Mardi Gras Indians, Capoeira New Orleans, Square Dance with Lost in the Holler, Confetti Park Players, Kim Che’re, Native Nations Intertribal, The Wimberly Family Gospel Singers, DJ RQ Away, Rising Dragon Lion Dance Team, Stephen Foster’s Foster Family Music Program, Smitty Dee’s Brass Band, Divine Ladies, Dumaine St. Gang, and Family Ties Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Xavier University Jazz Ensemble, Sylvia Yancy Davis, Seminoles and Flaming Arrows Mardi Gras Indians, Ashé Cultural Arts Center Kuumba Institute, Arthur and Friends Community Choir…

SUNDAY, APRIL 24

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nick Jonas, J. Cole, Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter Duo, Julio Iglesias, Jonny Lang, Better Than Ezra, Elle King, Rhiannon Giddens, CeCe Winans, Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, Taj Mahal & The Trio, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians, Amanda Shaw, Dédé Saint-Prix of Martinique, Henry Butler & Jambalaya, Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective, Imagination Movers, Glen David Andrews, Royal Teeth, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, The Garifuna Collective of Belize, Leyla McCalla, Ed Volker’s Quintet Narcosis, The New Orleans Suspects, Little Freddie King Blues Band, Herlin Riley Quintet, The Iguanas, Dr. Michael White & The Original Liberty Jazz Band with Thais Clark, The Zion Harmonizers, Talla Walla Vibrations of Belize, Ms. Ruby Wilson’s Tribute to Bessie Smith featuring Brian “Breeze” Cayolle, Preston Shannon, Don Vappie & The Creole Jazz Serenaders, Larry Sieberth presents Estrella Banda, New Breed Brass Band, Mister G, The Revealers, Kevin Gordon, The Kid Carsons, St. Joseph the Worker Music Ministry, Big Chief Keke & The Comanche Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Los Po-Boy-Citos, Young Pinstripe Brass Band, The Furious Five, Big Stepper, and Untouchables Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Leroy Jones & New Orleans’ Finest, Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band, Belton Richard & the Musical Aces, Steve Pistorius and the Southern Syncopators, The Electrifying Crown Seekers, The Rocks of Harmony, Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries Choir, Woodshed: Trombones featuring Stephen Walker and Michael Watson, Ninth Ward Hunters, Monogram Hunters, and Shining Star Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, ManzaNota/Rock en Espanol, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Jonté Landrum, Kid Simmons’ Local International Allstars, Deak Harp, NOCCA Jazz Ensemble, Native Nations Intertribal, Tyronne Foster & The Arc Singers, Young Band Nation, Tornado Brass Band, Young Men Olympia Aid, First Division, and New Look Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Pelican212, The Royal Boys Choir, Robert Jardell & Pure Cajun, Sundays in Congo Square, New Orleans Dance Collective, Young Seminole and Young Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians…

THURSDAY, APRIL 28

Tedeschi Trucks Band & Friends, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Gary Clark Jr., Flo Rida, Brandi Carlile, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Cyril Neville & SwampFunk, Snarky Puppy, Sonny Landreth, Bernard Allison Group, Corey Harris Band, Lost Bayou Ramblers with special guest Spider Stacy, Pine Leaf Boys, George Porter, Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band, Jonathan McReynolds, Wageirale Drummers of Belize, The Suffers, Helen Gillet, New Birth Brass Band, Stephanie Jordan Big Band, The Whitfield Family Band, Savoy Family Cajun Band, Lil’ Nathan & The Zydeco Big Timers, Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Gerald French & The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, New Orleans Nightcrawlers Brass Band, The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders, Fi Yi Yi & the Mandingo Warriors, The Breton Sound, Mia Borders, Marlon Jordan plays the music of Miles, Trane, and Bird, Javier Gutierrez & Vivaz!, Spencer Bohren & the Whippersnappers, Mark Braud’s New Orleans Jazz Giants, The Nayo Jones Experience, Banu Gibson, Tuba Skinny, Lars Edegran & the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra, Colin Lake, Lynn Drury, Free Agents Brass Band, Big Chief Bird and the Young Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Red Boys Production Native American Dance Troupe, Dave Jordan & the NIA, North Penn High School Navy Jazz Band, The Doghill Stompers, The GRÏD featuring Nesby Phips, Bill Summers & Jazalsa, Da Knockaz Brass Band, VIP Ladies, The Sudan, and Men of Class Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Micaela y Fiesta Flamenca, Dillard University’s VisionQuest Gospel Chorale, Spirit of the Orisha, 7th Ward Creole Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, The Jones Sisters, McDonogh 35 High School Gospel Choir, T’Monde, Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Sons of Jazz Brass Band, Revolution and Men Buckjumpers Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, The Robert Pate Project, Eleanor McMain “Singing Mustangs”, KIDsmART Student Showcase, Southern University Jazzy Jags, Delgado Community

College Jazz Ensemble, Owl Glass Puppets Southwest, Kat Walker Band: Scat with Miss Kat, The Hawkins Family, Landry Walker Charter High School Choir, The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans Music Project, ISL Circus Arts Kids…

FRIDAY, APRIL 29

Paul Simon, My Morning Jacket, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Irma Thomas, Elvin Bishop, Los Lobos perform La Pistola Y El Corazon, Jazmine Sullivan, Honey Island Swamp Band, Bonerama, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Revivalists, John Boutté, Wayne Toups, John Mooney & Bluesiana, Cash Box Kings, Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, Sweet Pain featuring Chico Ramos and Supa G of Belize, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Creole String Beans with special guest T.K. Hulin, Joe Lovano Us Five, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Mississippi Mass Choir, Nicholas Payton & Afro Caribbean Mixtape with Vicente Archer, Joe Dyson, and Daniel Sadownick, Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, Raw Oyster Cult, Astral Project, Jonathon “Boogie” Long, Lillian Boutté and Gumbo Z’herbes, The PresHall Brass, Wendell Brunious & the New Orleans Gentlemen of Jazz present Louie Louie, Feufollet, Wageirale Drummers of Belize, Tom McDermott & Friends, Paulin Brothers Brass Band, Secondline Jammers, Original Four, and Scene Boosters Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Leo Jackson & The Melody Clouds, Kenny Bill Stinson & the ARK-LA-Mystics, High Steppers Brass Band, Lady & Men Rollers and Original Big Seven Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Mount Hermon Baptist Church Praise Delegation Choir, Mississippi Rail Company, Herbert McCarver & The Pin Stripe Brass Band, The Bester Gospel Singers, The Dynamic Smooth Family Gospel Singers of Slidell, White Cloud Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, 101 Runners, Jesse McBride Big Band, The Pfister Sisters, Mariachi Jalisco US, Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses, Cary Hudson & the Piney Wood Players, Tony Hall’s New Orleans Soul Stars, Derek Douget, Pastor Tyrone Jefferson, Quiana Lynell and the Lush Life Band, T-Ray The Violinist featuring Dreams2Reality, Sean Bruce, Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, Josh Kagler & Praise Delegation Chorale, Red Boys Production Native American Dance Troupe, J. Monque’D Blues Band with Lil’ Creole Wild West, AsheSon, Cole Williams Band, The Gospel Inspirations of Boutte, The Swing Setters, LeBlanc Family Cajun Band, David & Roselyn, 21st Century Brass Band, Golden Comanche and Algiers Warriors Mardi Gras Indians, Pastor Jai Reed, Lake Forest Charter Jazz Band, Lady Tambourine, Loyola University Jazz Ensemble, Adella Adella the Storyteller, Young Audiences Performing Arts Showcase, Young Cherokee Mardi Gras Indians…

SATURDAY, APRIL 30

Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Beck, Buddy Guy, Dr. John & the Nite Trippers, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Lone Bellow, Gregory Porter, Rebirth Brass Band, Big Freedia, Arturo Sandoval, Kermit Ruffins’ Tribute to Louis Armstrong, The Soul Rebels, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas, Ricky Dillard & New G, Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings, Deacon John’s Jumpers, Cyril Neville’s Royal Southern Brotherhood, Sweet Crude, Kristin Diable, Paul Sanchez & The Rolling Road Show, New Orleans Klezmer Allstars, Bredda David & Tribal Vibes of Belize, Jeremy Davenport, Lil’ Buck Sinegal Blues Band, Henry Gray, Midnite Disturbers, Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots with guest Pascal Danae, Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & The Wild Magnolias, Treme Brass Band, Andrew Duhon, Luke Winslow King, Tonya Boyd-Cannon, Wageirale Drummers of Belize, Germaine Bazzle, James Rivers Movement, Original Pinettes Brass Band, Kim Carson Band, Yvette Landry, Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, The Palm Court Jazz Band featuring Sammy Rimington, Sweet Pain featuring Chico Ramos and Supa G of Belize, Kinfolk Brass Band, Tonia Scott & The Anointed Voices, Bamboula 2000, King James & The Special Men, First Emanuel Baptist Church Mass Choir, Voices of Peter Claver, The Speakerbox Experiment, Jermaine Bossier & Romeo Bougere & 79rs Gang Mardi Gras Indians, E’Dana & Divinely Destin, Andrew Baham and 4am, Red Boys Production Native American Dance Troupe, Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony, Jamil Sharif, Da Truth Brass Band, Nine Times Ladies, Westbank Steppers, and Valley of Silent Men Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble, Jermaine Landrum & The Abundant Praise Revival Choir, Julio y Cesar Band, Wild Red Flame Mardi Gras Indians, First Baptist Church of Vacherie Mass Choir, OperaCréole, Curtis Pierre and the Samba Kids, Versailles Lion Dance Team, The Showers, Teatro Los Claveles Puppets, Undefeated Divas & Gents, Original Pigeon Town Steppers, and Uptown Swingers Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Kai Knight’s Silhouette Dance Ensemble, The RRAAMS, Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indians…

SUNDAY, MAY 1

Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Bonnie Raitt, Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary, Mavis Staples, The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley, Aaron Neville, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Chris Botti, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk with Art Neville, Punch Brothers, Tribute

to B.B. King hosted by the B.B. King Blues Band with special guests, Tribute to Allen Toussaint hosted by the Allen Toussaint Band with special guests, Ellis Marsalis, Davell Crawford, The Gospel Soul of Irma Thomas, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, Zigaboo Modeliste’s Funk Revue, Marcia Ball, Heads of State featuring Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, Al Foster, and George Mraz, Rockin’ Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters, The Band Courtbouillon featuring Wayne Toups, Steve Riley, and Wilson Savoy, Swamp Pop Revue featuring Gregg Martinez & The Delta Kings with special guests GG Shinn and Parker James, Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars, Charmaine Neville Band, George French & the New Orleans Storyville Jazz Band, Stooges Brass Band, Luther Kent & Trickbag, New Orleans Spiritualettes, Lena Prima and The Lena Prima Band, Tin Men, The Revelers, Bredda David & Tribal Vibes of Belize, Brother Tyrone & the Mindbenders, The Mashup featuring Ike Stubblefield, Terence Higgins, and Grant Green, Jr., Storyville Stompers Brass Band, Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indians, Original New Orleans Lady Buckjumpers and Prince of Wales Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Bobby Lounge, Trumpet Mafia, Hardhead Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Tommy Sancton’s New Orleans Legacy Band, Gregg Stafford’s Jazz Hounds, TBC Brass Band, Tom Saunders & the TOMCATS, Chris Severin, The City of Love Music & Worship Arts Choir, DJ Captain Charles, Wageirale Drummers of Belize, Big Chief Juan & Jockimo’s Groove, The Rayo Brothers, Kerry Grombacher, Cynthia Girtley “New Orleans Gospel Diva”, Lyle Henderson & Emmanu-EL, New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra, Young Fellaz Brass Band, Buffalo Hunters and Apache Hunter Mardi Gras Indians, Val & Love Alive Mass Choir, Johnette Downing & Scott Billington, Audrey Ferguson and The Voices of Distinction, Kumbuka African Dance & Drum Collective, Hot Club of New Orleans, Red Boys Production Native American Dance Troupe, Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music, Baby Boyz Brass Band, Ole & Nu Style Fellas and Original C.T.C. Steppers Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Craig Adams & Higher Dimensions of Praise, Young Guardians of the Flame Mardi Gras Indians, Erik McAllister and the NOCCA Mime Troupe, Hobgoblin Hill Puppets, Crescent City Lights Youth Theater, Culu Children’s Traditional African Dance Company with Stilt Walkers…

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY SHELL

APRIL 22 – 24 & APRIL 28 – MAY 1, 2016

JAZZ FEST TICKET INFORMATION

1st Weekend Single Day Tickets (April 22, 23 & 24) Early-bird advance ticket: $60 through February 2

Regular advance ticket: $65 from February 3 through April 21 Gate Price: $75

(each ticket valid for any single day of the weekend)

Child’s ticket: $5 (available at the gate only, ages 2 – 10, adult must be present with child)

2nd Weekend Single Day Tickets (April 28, 29, 30 & May 1)

Early-bird Advance ticket: $60 through February 2

Regular advance ticket: $65 from February 3 through April 27 Gate Price: $75 (each ticket valid for any single day of the weekend)

Child’s ticket: $5 (available at the gate only, ages 2 – 10, adult must be present with child)

Tickets are available at www.nojazzfest.com and www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Smoothie King Center Box Office. All general admission Jazz Fest tickets are subject to additional service fees and handling charges.

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY SHELL

APRIL 22 – 24 & APRIL 28 – MAY 1, 2016

BIG CHIEF VIP EXPERIENCE

The Big Chief VIP Experience is the most luxurious way to enjoy the Jazz & Heritage Festival. A limited number of tickets are sold (first-come, first-served). The Big Chief VIP Experience typically sells out – patrons are encouraged to purchase early to avoid being shut out. Each ticket includes the following:

 Daily admission to Jazz Fest, including entry and re-entry for each day you hold a Big Chief ticket (pedestrian only).

 Access to VIP Viewing Stands: Big Chief customers have access to raised and covered private viewing areas with beverage concessions and restrooms at two of the Festival’s main stages, Acura and Gentilly. Seating is first-come, first-served. Big Chief ticketholders will also have semi-private access to a viewing area at the Congo Square Stage, the Jazz Tent and the Blues Tent.

 Access to an air conditioned private VIP Hospitality Lounge, where Big Chief patrons can renew and revitalize with full service cash bar plus complimentary light refreshments and restrooms.

 Special Reserved On-site Parking at the Fair Grounds Race Course is available for purchase with a limited number of Big Chief packages.

 Big Chief patrons can choose to purchase VIP shuttle tickets for easy travel to and from the Festival. The VIP Shuttle will pick up and drop off from Harrah’s Casino and allows for special entry into the Fair Grounds. Quantities are limited, so please purchase the VIP shuttle tickets before they sell out.

 A Jazz Fest Program Guide (subject to the publication of the program).

1st Weekend (April 22, 23 & 24) three full Festival days $1200

Daily on-site parking can be added for $225 per pass.

VIP shuttle tickets can be added for $120 per pass.

2nd Weekend (April 28, 29, 30 & May 1) four full Festival days

$1400

Daily on-site parking can be added for $300 per pass.

VIP shuttle tickets can be added for $160 per pass.

VIP ticket packages are inclusive of all service charges. Only a $25 shipping fee will be assessed in addition to the listed prices.

VIP viewing areas will be limited in size, and access may become unavailable, if necessary, to keep the space from exceeding capacity. A Big Chief ticket is required for all children over the age of 2 to access the Big Chief viewing areas.

The Festival offers a layaway opportunity for all VIP purchases.

Big Chief VIP tickets will be mailed in late March.

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY SHELL

APRIL 22 – 24 & APRIL 28 – MAY 1, 2016

GRAND MARSHAL VIP PASS

A limited number of Jazz Fest fans can upgrade their Festival experience to a pass that allows exclusive access to an upfront, golden-circle viewing environment at the Festival’s three main stages: The Acura Stage, the Gentilly Stage and the Congo Square Stage. The Grand Marshal VIP Pass is designed for the Festivalgoer who wants the luxury of moving from stage to stage, combined with the thrill of seeing Jazz Fest’s world-class performers up close.

Grand Marshal guests have access to a private hospitality tent where they can renew and revitalize with complimentary light refreshments, restrooms as well as a private beverage stand.

Grand Marshal VIP Passes are hugely popular at the Festival each year. As the number of VIP passes sold is very limited, interested patrons are encouraged to purchase their Grand Marshal VIP Passes early to avoid being shut out.

The Grand Marshal VIP Pass is sold by specific weekend and includes re-entry privileges (pedestrian only).

A very limited number of Grand Marshal packages that include reserved parking are available for purchase.

Grand Marshal patrons can also choose to purchase VIP shuttle tickets for easy travel to and from the Festival. The VIP Shuttle will pick up and drop off from Harrah’s Casino and allows for special entry into the Fair Grounds. Quantities are limited, so please purchase the VIP shuttle tickets before they sell out.

1st Weekend (April 22, 23 & 24) three full Festival days

$975

Daily on-site parking can be added for $225 per pass.

VIP shuttle tickets can be added for $120 per pass.

2nd Weekend (April 28, 29, 30 & May 1) four full Festival days

$1125

Daily on-site parking can be added for $300 per pass.

VIP shuttle tickets can be added for $160 per pass.

VIP ticket packages are inclusive of all service charges. Only a $25 shipping fee will be assessed in addition to the listed prices.

Note: Grand Marshal VIP ticketholders are part of an exclusive, up-close, standing-room only club of Festivalgoers. The stage-area pass does not allow the holder to camp out or to reserve space in the special viewing areas, all of which are chair-free zones. A festive flow of Grand Marshal patrons between performances throughout the day is part of the ethos of this priceless Jazz Fest experience. In addition, cameras with detachable lenses may not be used in this area, and from time to time, picture taking of any kind may not be allowed due to artist restrictions.

A Grand Marshal ticket is required for all children over the age of 2 to access the Grand Marshal viewing areas.

The Festival offers a layaway opportunity for all VIP purchases.

Grand Marshal VIP tickets will be mailed in late March.

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY SHELL

APRIL 22 – 24 & APRIL 28 – MAY 1, 2016

KREWE OF JAZZ FEST VIP PASS

Jazz Fest attendees have the opportunity to view all the action at the Acura Stage in an exclusive environment. The Krewe of Jazz Fest area will feature covered high-end folding seats along with private, upscale restroom facilities and a dedicated beverage concession area.

Patrons will be able to celebrate Jazz Fest in style, while watching musical superstars and Festival favorites from the Krewe of Jazz Fest location.

As the number of Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP Passes sold is limited, interested patrons are encouraged to purchase their Passes early to avoid being shut out.

The Krewe of Jazz Fest Pass is sold by specific weekend and includes re-entry privileges (pedestrian only).

A limited number of Krewe of Jazz Fest packages that include reserved parking are available for purchase.

Krewe of Jazz Fest patrons can also choose to purchase VIP shuttle tickets for easy travel to and from the Festival. The VIP Shuttle will pick up and drop off from Harrah’s Casino and allows for special entry into the Fair Grounds. Quantities are limited, so please purchase the VIP shuttle tickets before they sell out.

1st Weekend (April 22, 23 & 24) three full Festival days

$600

Daily on-site parking can be added for $225 per pass.

VIP shuttle tickets can be added for $120 per pass.

2nd Weekend (April 28, 29, 30 & May 1) four full Festival days

$700

Daily on-site parking can be added for $300 per pass.

VIP shuttle tickets can be added for $160 per pass.

VIP ticket packages are inclusive of all service charges. Only a $25 shipping fee will be assessed in addition to the listed prices.

A Krewe of Jazz Fest ticket is required for all children over the age of 2 to access the Krewe of Jazz Fest viewing area.

The Festival offers a layaway opportunity for all VIP purchases.

Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP tickets will be mailed in late March.