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Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Jimmy Buffett, David Byrne, Anita Baker Among Performers at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

by VVN Music

When it comes to including veteran artists in a festival lineup, there's none that does it better than the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

You have to get eleven down on the festival's lineup poster before you come to Khalid, the first artist who has not been recording for twenty years or more. Plus, the deeper you go in the lineup list, the more veterans keep showing up.

Among the veteran artists on this year's lineup:
  • Aerosmith
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Sting
  • Jimmy Buffett
  • Jack White
  • Beck
  • Lionel Richie
  • David Byrne
  • Anita Baker
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Common
  • Steve Miller Band
  • Smokey Robinson
  • Jerry Lee Lewis (tribute to Little Richard)
  • Juanes
  • Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
  • Toots & the Maytals
  • Aaron Neville
  • George Benson
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Delbert McClinton & the Self Made Men
  • Irma Thomas
  • Steel Pulse
  • The Radiators
  • Jon Batiste & the Dap-Kings
  • Buddy Guy
  • Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Blind Boys of Alabama
  • John Mayall
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Charles Lloyd & the Marvels with Special Guest Lucinda Williams
  • Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly
  • The Fabulous Thunderbirds Featuring Kim Wilson
  • Ivan Neville's Dumpstahunk
  • Galactic
  • Better Than Ezra
  • Tab Benoit
  • Dianne Reeves
  • Hezekiah Walker
  • Ron Carter
  • Rebirth Brass Band
  • Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • Archie Shepp
  • Ruthie Foster
  • Sonny Landreth
  • Walter Trout
  • Cowboy Mouth
  • Marcia Ball
  • Doug Kershaw & Friends
  • Bobby Rush
  • John Mooney
Plus, there are many more when you explore the individual day lineups

Now, the bad news.  If you want to see all of these artists, you'll need to be in New Orleans from April 27 to May 6 with tickets set at $65 per day.  The shows actually take place on April 27, 28 and 29 and May 3, 4, 5 & 6.