The Gretna Heritage Festival, a.k.a Gretna Fest, will bring a lineup filled with heavy-hitting headliners and local New Orleans favorites when it returns to Gretna, LA October 6th–8th, 2023. Announced this week, the fall installment of the long-running NOLA metro-area festival will present sets from Lynyrd SkynyrdKool & The Gang, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.

With the full lineup, organizers revealed the daily headliners for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. On Friday, local hero Trombone Shorty tops the bill alongside sets from Lukas Nelson & Promise of the RealTrampled by Turtles, and Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone.

Come Saturday, Lynyrd Skynyrd will bring “Sweet Home Alabama” to the banks of the Mississippi River on a daily lineup that also features Lee BriceJJ Grey & MofroLos Lobos, and ZZ Ward. Finally, funk/R&B legends Kool & The Gang will close out the festival on Sunday following performances by The TemptationsBlues Traveler, and Ashley McBryde.

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The rest of the robust 2023 Gretna Fest lineup includes other nationally touring acts The Original LakesideLiving ColourMike Dillon & Punkadelic, and more. The bulk of the lineup, however, is made up of Louisiana locals including “Soul Queen of New Orleans” Irma Thomas & The ProfessionalsDumpstaphunkThe Iceman SpecialLost Bayou RamblersBoneramaJ & The Causeways, and many other Bayou State favorites.

Tickets for the Gretna Heritage Festival are on sale now, with single-day GA tickets starting at $30 and weekend passes going for $60. Visit the festival’s website for tickets and see the full lineup below.


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