NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell today announced the musical lineup for the highly anticipated 2022 Festival, slated for April 29-May 8. Jazz Fest returns with an irresistible celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana, along with unforgettable performances from nationally and internationally acclaimed guest artists to create one of the most popular music festival lineups. diverse in the world. Festival weekend dates are set for April 29-May 1 and May 5-8.
Artists scheduled to appear at Jazz Fest 2022 include:
The Who, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band, Luke Combs, Lionel Richie, The Black Crowes, Willie Nelson & Family, Erykah Badu, The Avett Brothers, Norah Jones, Lauren Daigle, Ludacris, Billy Strings, Nelly, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Death Cab for Cutie, Ziggy Marley: Songs of Bob Marley, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Revivalists, Lukas Nelson & POTR, Randy Newman, Melissa Etheridge, Boz Scaggs , Kool & the Gang, Third World, CeeLo Green As… “Soul Brotha #100” (A James Brown Tribute), Irma Thomas, Big Freedia, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tank and The Bangas, PJ Morton, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Buddy Guy, José Feliciano, Chris Isaak, Rickie Lee Jones, Ricky Skaggs, Asleep at the Wheel, David Sanborn, Playing for Change Band, Bettye LaVette, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Samantha Fish, Cyril Neville, Maze with Frankie Beverly, The Radiators, Galactic with Anjelika ‘Jelly’ Joseph, Kermit Ruffins and The BBQ S wingers, S hovels & Rope, Rory Block, George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Tribute to Art and Charles Neville with the funky Meters and Ivan Neville & The Neville Brothers Band with Cyril Neville, Terence Blanchard with The E-Collective & Turtle Island Quartet, Leo Nocentelli: Another Side, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Tribute to Dr. John, The War and Treaty, The Soul Rebels, Doug Kershaw, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & The Golden Eagles, Rebirth Brass Group, Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Martha Redbone Roots Project, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band’s Tribute to Dave Bartholomew, Leyla McCalla, Boyfriend, Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters, Hooray for Riff Raff, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Mia X, Cimafunk (from Cuba), Nicholas Payton, Bombino (from Niger), The Campbell Brothers, The Newport All-Stars Celebrate George Wein, Arturo Sandoval, Seratones, Ranky Tanky, Hot 8 Brass Band, John Boutté, Do ttie Peoples, Las Cafeteras, Lost Bayou Ramblers, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra‘s Tribute to Allen Toussaint, Cha Wa, Chris Thomas King, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Lena Prima, Royal Teeth, Ronnie LaMarque, Sweet Crude, David Shaw, Original Pinettes Brass Band , Kenny Neal, Lakou Mizik (from Haiti,) Tuba Skinny, Tribute to Bessie Smith, Jimmy Hall, Northside Skull & Bone Gang, Kathy Taylor, Tribute to Lil Buck Sinegal, Le’Andria Johnson, Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers , Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band with Thais Clark and Maynard Chatters, Original New Orleans Lady Buckjumpers SA&PC, Trumpet Mafia, Charlie Gabriel and Friends, William Prince, Antonio Sanchez and Bad Hombre, Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders, Wendell Brunious All Stars, Dumaine Street Gang and Family Ties SA&PCs, 79rs Gang Music Group, Sisters of Unity and Devastation SA&PCs, Wild Red Flame and Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, plus hundreds of other scheduled artists.
VIP Packages, General Admission Weekend Passes and Travel Packages are on sale now by www.nojazzfest.com. Day tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks.
VIP packages are weekend specific and are valid for all days of the purchased weekend. Jazz Fest offers three distinct VIP opportunities to experience the event in a very special way: the popular festival Big Chief VIP Experience the ticket package offers privileged access to most Festival stages; the Grand Marshal VIP Pass allows close access to the three main stages; and the Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP Pass entitles you to special covered seating on the biggest stage of the Festival.
Ticket holders who have renewed their 2020 and 2021 tickets will receive an email from the ticketing company with instructions on how to redeem their tickets for the weekend of their choice.
Jazz Fest is once again partnering with On Location & CID Entertainment to offer travel packages for guests wishing to bundle Festival tickets or VIP passes with local hotel rooms and round-trip shuttle service between the Festival and their hotel. For package details, please visit the Jazz Fest website.
Take advantage of the Jazz Fest Express shuttle and drop off in front of the Festival gates! Air-conditioned buses offer round-trip transport and run continuously throughout the day. The Jazz Fest Express is the best way to travel to and from the fairgrounds. Don’t forget to purchase your Jazz Fest Express tickets when purchasing your Festival tickets. For more information, visit www.nojazzfest.com.
Many area hotels offer special Jazz Fest rates. A full list of participating hotels is posted at nojazzfest.com/travel/hotels, including the official host hotel, the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.
Shell is the presenting sponsor of the festival. Jazz Fest’s main sponsors are the Louisiana Office of Tourism, Miller Lite and the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (A Churchill Downs Company). First Horizon Bank, Peoples Health, Coca-Cola, Monster Energy, AARP, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Ochsner Health, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel and WWOZ are also official sponsors of Jazz Fest.
Jazz Fest works closely with city and state officials to ensure the event is safe for all attendees and attendees. The Festival will be presented in accordance with the COVID-19 public health guidelines applicable at the time of the event. Visit www.nojazzfest.com for details.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc. is the nonprofit owner of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses Jazz Fest proceeds and other funds raised for year-round activities in the areas of education, economic development and cultural enrichment. Educational programs include the Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music, the HSM Beginners program, the Tom Dent Congo Square lecture series, the Class Got Brass competition for school marching bands, music production workshops, vocal lessons in city recreation centers. and more. Economic development initiatives include Community Partnership Grants, the Catapult Fund Accelerator Program, and Sync Up entertainment industry workshops. Cultural enrichment programs include the Jazz & Heritage concert series and the Foundation’s annual festivals: the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, the Congo Square Rhythms Festival/Treme Creole Gumbo Festival and the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival. The Foundation also owns radio station WWOZ 90.7-FM, the Jazz & Heritage Archive, and the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center – an educational and community facility named in honor of Jazz Fest founder George Wein and his late wife Joyce. During the pandemic, the Foundation established the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund to support the Louisiana music community whose livelihoods had been impacted by COVID-19. Over 4,000 grants have been awarded to musicians, music industry workers and Black Masking/Mardi Gras Indians. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit www.jazzandheritage.org.
The Jazz & Heritage Foundation Gala kicks off the Jazz Fest season with a celebration of New Orleans music and cuisine. The gala, which supports the Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s flagship educational program, the Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music, will take place on Thursday, April 28 at the beautiful Maison Sazerac. This year’s gala will celebrate our rich musical heritage with special performances from some of New Orleans’ favorite artists. Purchasing a gala ticket also gets you a Jazz Fest Gala Pass, which is a ticket to all seven days of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell with unlimited re-entry. Please visit www.jazzandheritage.org or call 504-558-6100 to inquire about tickets and sponsorship opportunities.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is a co-production of Festival Productions, Inc.-New Orleans and AEG Presents.