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2021 Jazz Fest Music Lineup Announced!

Dead & Company, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Buffett, Lizzo, Demi Lovato,

The Black Crowes, H.E.R., Brandi Carlile, Norah Jones, Tedeschi Trucks Band,

The Beach Boys, Ludacris, Trombone Shorty, Jon Batiste Plus Hundreds More

To Appear at the 2021 New Orleans Jazz Fest October 8 – 17

3-Day Weekend Passes and VIP Packages on Sale Now!

New Orleans, LA (June 24, 2021)—The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell today announced more than 50 of the  artists set to appear at the highly anticipated 2021 Festival, scheduled for October 8 – 17.   The full music lineup will be released next month.  Jazz Fest annually celebrates the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana, alongside unforgettable performances by nationally and internationally renowned guest artists to create one of the world’s most diverse musical festival lineups.  Festival weekend dates are set for October 8 – 10 and 15 – 17.

 

Dead & Company, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band, Lizzo, Demi Lovato, The Black Crowes, H.E.R., Brandi Carlile, Norah Jones, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Beach Boys, Ludacris, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Jon Batiste, Wu-Tang Clan feat. The Soul Rebels, Ziggy Marley: Songs of Bob Marley, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, The Revivalists, Brittany Howard,  Randy Newman, Irma Thomas, Melissa Etheridge, The Isley Brothers, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Boz Scaggs, Rickie Lee Jones, Ledisi, Tower of Power, David Sanborn, Tank and The Bangas, Big Freedia, Chris Isaak, Keb’ Mo’ Band, Preservation  Hall  Jazz Band,  PJ Morton, Samantha Fish, Tribute to Dr. John, The Count Basie Orchestra, Galactic, Playing for Change Band,  Terence Blanchard feat The E-Collective, Rebirth Brass Band, Shovels & Rope, Cyril Neville, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Asleep at the Wheel, Arturo Sandoval, Davell Crawford, El Gran Combo, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers, Martha Redbone Roots Project, Ricky Skaggs, Doug Kershaw, Boyfriend, Charlie Musselwhite, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, The Radiators, Anders Osborne, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Soul Rebels, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Tab Benoit, Leo Nocentelli, Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters, Puss N Boots, Deacon John, The Campbell Brothers, George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Little Freddie King, Nicholas Payton, Kathy Taylor and Favor, David Shaw, Tribute to Bessie Smith, The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Jermaine Landrum & Abundant Praise Revival Choir, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Ronnie Lamarque, We are One and Divine Ladies Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, plus hundreds more artists scheduled to appear at the first-ever Jazz Fest in October. 

VIP packages, general admission 3-day weekend passes and travel packages are on sale now through www.nojazzfest.com. Single-day tickets will go on sale in July.

VIP packages are weekend-specific and are valid for all three days of the weekend purchased.  Jazz Fest offers three distinct VIP opportunities to experience the event in a very special way: 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 entitles patrons to special covered seating at the Acura Stage audience area.

VIP and weekend package ticket holders who rolled their 2020 tickets over to the October Festival will receive an email from the ticketing company with instructions on how to exchange their tickets for the weekend of their choosing.  Single-day ticket holders will be able to make their selections when single-day ticket information is released in the coming weeks.

Jazz Fest is partnering once again with CID Entertainment to provide Travel Packages for guests looking to bundle Festival tickets or VIP passes with local hotel accommodations and roundtrip shuttle service between the Festival and their hotel. For package details please visit the Jazz Fest web site.

Many area hotels offer special Jazz Fest rates.  A complete list of participating hotels is posted at http://www.nojazzfest.com/travel/hotels/, including the Official Host Hotel, the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.

Jazz Fest is working closely with city and state officials to make sure the event is safe for all attendees and participants. The Festival will be presented in accordance with applicable COVID-19 public health guidelines at the time of the event.

Shell is the Presenting Sponsor of the Festival.  Major Jazz Fest Sponsors are Acura, 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, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel and WWOZ are also Official Jazz Fest Sponsors.

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 education, economic development and cultural enrichment. Education 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 brass bands, workshops in music production, vocal classes at recreation centers around the city and more. Economic Development initiatives include Community Partnership Grants, the Catapult Fund accelerator program and the Sync Up entertainment industry workshops. Cultural enrichment programs include the Jazz & Heritage Concert Series and the annual Foundation 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 education and community facility named for Jazz Fest founder George Wein and his late wife Joyce. During the pandemic, the Foundation created the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund to support Louisiana's music community whose livelihoods had been adversely impacted by COVID-19.  More than 4,000 grants were awarded to musicians, music industry workers and Black Masking/ Mardi Gras Indians.  For more about the Foundation, please visit www.jazzandheritage.org.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is a co-production of Festival Productions, Inc.-New Orleans and AEG Presents.

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY SHELL

October 8 – 10 & October 15 - 17

October 8 - 10

Dead & Company, Foo Fighters, Lizzo, The Black Crowes, Demi Lovato, Brandi Carlile, Wu-Tang Clan featuring  The Soul Rebels, The Revivalists, Ludacris, Ziggy Marley: Songs of Bob Marley, Randy Newman, Tank and The Bangas, Galactic, David Sanborn, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers, Chris Isaak, Cyril Neville, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Charlie Musselwhite, Arturo Sandoval, Martha Redbone Roots Project, Ricky Skaggs, Doug Kershaw, Boyfriend, El Gran Combo, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Tab Benoit, Leo Nocentelli,  Anders Osborne,  Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters, Little Freddie King, Kathy Taylor and Favor, Tribute to Bessie Smith, Nicholas Payton, Deacon John, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians, We are One and Divine Ladies Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, plus hundreds more. 

October 15 - 17

Stevie Nicks, Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band, H.E.R., Norah Jones, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Beach Boys, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Jon Batiste, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Brittany Howard, Irma Thomas, Melissa Etheridge, The Isley Brothers, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Boz Scaggs, Rickie Lee Jones, Ledisi, Tower of Power, Big Freedia, Keb’ Mo’ Band, PJ Morton, Playing for Change Band, Samantha Fish, Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective, Rebirth Brass Band, Shovels & Rope, Asleep at the Wheel, Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, The Radiators, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Davell Crawford, Puss N Boots, The Campbell Brothers, Jermaine Landrum & Abundant Praise Revival Choir, The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders, Tribute to Dr. John, The Count Basie Orchestra, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Ronnie Lamarque, plus hundreds more.

2021 JAZZ FEST TICKET INFORMATION

General Admission 3-Day Weekend Pass (October 8 – 10 or October 15 – 17)

Early-Bird Weekend Pass: $200 while supplies last

Advance Weekend Pass: $225

Important: The Weekend Pass is a non-transferable wristband and there is no re-entry

Payment Plan: 25% down if purchased by July 8

PLEASE NOTE: All general admission Jazz Fest tickets are subject to additional service fees and handling charges.

Tickets are available at www.nojazzfest.com

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY SHELL

BIG CHIEF VIP EXPERIENCE

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

  • Big Chief tickets are sold as full weekend packages and include admission for each day of the weekend
  • Re-entry is permitted at pedestrian gates with Big Chief tickets
  • Big Chief guests have access to raised and covered private viewing areas at Acura Stage, Shell Gentilly Stage and Congo Square Stage as well as front-of-house bleachers at the WWOZ Jazz Tent and Blues Tent
  • Private beverage stands (with beer, wine, water, and soft drinks for purchase) and restrooms at the Acura Stage and Shell Gentilly Stage viewing areas
  • Access to an indoor, air conditioned Big Chief Hospitality Lounge with full service cash bar, complimentary light refreshments and snacks and restrooms
  • On-site parking 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 downtown New Orleans and allows for special entry into the Fair Grounds.  Quantities are limited, so please purchase VIP shuttle tickets before they sell out.
  • Souvenir laminated ticket
  • Express VIP entrances at Gentilly and Sauvage pedestrian gates

Big Chief (October 8 – 10 or October 15 – 17)
$1,600

Daily on-site parking or VIP shuttle tickets can be added to your purchase while supplies last.

VIP ticket packages are inclusive of all service charges.  Only a $15 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 payment plan for all VIP purchases.

Big Chief VIP tickets will be mailed in September.

GRAND MARSHAL VIP PASS

The Grand Marshal VIP pass allows exclusive access to a standing-room only section at the front of the Festival’s three largest stages:  the Acura Stage, the Shell Gentilly Stage and the Congo Square Stage.  A limited number of Grand Marshal tickets are sold (first-come, first-served).  Grand Marshal VIP often sells out - patrons are encouraged to purchase early. Each ticket includes the following:

  • Grand Marshal tickets are sold as full weekend packages and include admission for each day of the weekend
  • Re-entry is permitted at pedestrian gates with Grand Marshal tickets
  • Grand Marshal guests have access to up front, golden circle standing-room only private viewing areas at the Acura, Shell Gentilly and Congo Square stages
  • Private restrooms near the Acura Stage viewing area
  • Access to the Grand Marshal Hospitality Tent where guests can cool off in the shade with beverages for purchase, complimentary snacks and restrooms
  • On-site parking is available for purchase with a limited number of Grand Marshal packages
  • Grand Marshal 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 downtown New Orleans and allows for special entry into the Fair Grounds.  Quantities are limited, so please purchase VIP shuttle tickets before they sell out.
  • Souvenir laminated ticket
  • Express VIP entrances at Gentilly and Sauvage pedestrian gates

Grand Marshal (October 8 – 10 or 15 – 17)

$1,500

Daily on-site parking or VIP shuttle tickets can be added to your purchase while supplies last.

VIP ticket packages are inclusive of all service charges.  Only a $15 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, during some music sets, photography may be restricted by the artist on stage. At those times, cameras, other than simple point-and-shoot and cell phone cameras, will have to be put away. On occasion, photography may be prohibited entirely.

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 payment plan for all VIP purchases.

Grand Marshal VIP tickets will be mailed in September.

KREWE OF JAZZ FEST VIP PASS

Jazz Fest attendees have the opportunity to view all the action at the Acura Stage in an exclusive covered viewing area.  A limited number of tickets are sold (first come, first served). Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP often sells out - patrons are encouraged to purchase early. Each ticket includes the following:

  • Krewe of Jazz Fest tickets are sold as full weekend packages and include admission for each day of the weekend
  • Re-entry is permitted at pedestrian gates with Krewe of Jazz Fest tickets
  • Krewe of Jazz Fest guests have access to a raised and covered viewing stand at the Acura Stage
  • Private beverage stands (with beer, wine, water and soft drinks for purchase) and restrooms at the viewing area
  • On-site parking is available for purchase with a limited number of Krewe of Jazz Fest packages
  • Krewe of Jazz Fest 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 downtown New Orleans and allows for special entry into the Fair Grounds.  Quantities are limited, so please purchase VIP shuttle tickets before they sell out.
  • Souvenir laminated ticket
  • Express VIP entrances at Gentilly and Sauvage pedestrian gates

 Krewe of Jazz Fest (October 8 – 10 or 15 – 17)

$800

Daily on-site parking or VIP shuttle tickets can be added to your purchase while supplies last.

VIP ticket packages are inclusive of all service charges.  Only a $15 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 payment plan for all VIP purchases.

Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP tickets will be mailed in September.


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