New Orleans Jazz Fest has announced its full 2020 lineup which includes headlining performances from The Who, Dead & Company, and Stevie Nicks. The festival, which takes place from April 23rd-May 3rd at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, will also see headlining performances from Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Lionel Richie, The Lumineers, and The Black Crowes during its 51st installment.
Additionally, Lenny Kravitz, Brandi Carlile, The Avett Brothers, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Erykah Badu, H.E.R., The Beach Boys, The Revivalists, Wu-Tang Clan, Norah Jones, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Of Monsters and Men, Irma Thomas, John Prine, and Nicky Jam are also on the lineup for the 2020 rendition of Jazz Fest.
Other notable acts include Maggie Rogers, Nile Rogers and CHIC, Brittany Howard, Kool & The Gang, Aaron Neville, Buddy Guy, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Isley Brothers, Dumpstaphunk, Tank and The Bangas, Galactic, Shovels & Rope, Molly Tuttle, Chick Corea, Maze with Frankie Beverly, Samantha Fish, Cimafunk, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, and more.
Jimmy Cliff, Jon Batiste & Friends, Keb’ Mo’, Rickie Lee Jones, Big Freedia, Anthony Hamilton, Chris Isaak, Jenny Lewis, PJ Morton, Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective, The War And Treaty, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Mike Campbell & TDK, El Gran Combo, Cyril Neville, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, David Sanborn with special guest Randy Brecker, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Fred Hammon, The Radiators, Anders Osborne, Tab Benoit, Charlie Musselwhite, Lowrider Band, Tribute to Dr. John, Tribute to Art Neville, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Walter Wolfman Washington, Boyfriend, Asleep at the Wheel, The Subdudes, Doug Kershaw, Puss N Boots, Marcia Ball, Playing For Change Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band pays tribute to Dave Batholomew, Arturo Sandoval, John Scofield & Dave Holland Duo, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, Cimafun, Rebirth Brass Band, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Cowboy Mouth, Davell Crawford, Low Cut Connie, iLe, Pirulo y La Tribu of Puerto Rico, GIVERS, George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Antonio Sanchez & Migration, New Breed Brass Band, Sweet Crude, Seratones, Great Gambian Griots: Jail Bakary Konteh and Pa Bobo Jobarteh, Hot 8 Brass Band, Ellis Marsalis, Savoy Family Cajun Band, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Baby Boyz Brass Band, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, Tracksuit Wedding, Banu Gibson, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Lousiana Band, La Tribu de Abrante, William Prince, Ranky Tanky, Plena Libre, Ronnie Lamarque, New Orleans Gospel Soul Children, Tyronne Foster & The Arc Singers, Martha Redbone, Fi YI Yi & the Mandingo Warriors, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Michael Stuart, PJ Sin Suela, John Boutte, Original Pigeon Town Steppers & Original New Orleans Lady Buckjumpers Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs, Deacon John, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians, and hundreds more round out the eclectic lineup.
The festival, which curates a lineup encompassing a variety of genres including blues, R&B, gospel, cajun, zydeco, Afro-Caribbean, folk, Latin, rock, rap, country, and bluegrass, celebrates the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. Aside from music, the festival boasts many arts & crafts, cultural, and culinary experiences. Head here to check out Live For Live Music’s coverage of last year’s event.
Tickets for Jazz Fest 2020 are on sale now and can be purchased on the festival’s official website. Scroll down for the full lineup and to watch a video of the official lineup announcement.
New Orleans Jazz Fest 2020 Lineup Announcement