Everyone's a critic, but never more so than when the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival lineup drops.
The Rolling Stones are headed to New Orleans for the 50th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
You know the drill: so-and-so isn't "jazz" (this year it's Katy Perry and Pitbull) and "why isn't so-and-so included?".
But plenty of people are jazzed about the festival's 50th anniversary lineup — though no one seems thrilled at the prospect of paying $185 to see the Rolling Stones.
Tickets for the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival go on sale Friday, Jan. 18, with a different pricing structure than in previous …
A sample of what you're saying on social media:
I want to be at every single day of @jazzfest 2019 😭— Heather Held Nelson (@heatherrheld) January 15, 2019
Ciara & Katy Perry have no business being at Jazzfest.— big Ree. (@_reeUP) January 15, 2019
Ahem.🚨 BOB SEGER IS PLAYING JAZZFEST 🚨— Allison DeJong (@allison_dejong) January 15, 2019
nothing says jazz like Katy Perry! again, *New Orleans* is the place to be during Jazzfest, not the Fest itself.. any and all late night sit-ins and collaborations across about two dozen venues in the city will be superior to anything that happens on fest grounds.— Gnome Chompsky (@ChompskyGnome) January 15, 2019
Hey @jazzfest , over a decade of no Gillian Welch is a crime.— Todd “Carnival Time” Kennedy (@NSUFilmStudies) January 15, 2019
Snark aside, I'm excited to see Gary Clark, Jr. and Leon Bridges. #jazzfest50— Brucifer H. [Redacted] (@nolanolegal) January 15, 2019
Sorry, hate so much about this. First, many of the acts folks want to see are now on this date which will be out of reach for many & excluded from Brass Passes, etc. Second, playing under a tent??? Seriously? and Third, not the venue for them RS, period. Put them in the Dome.— monkey love (@monkeyl63270655) January 15, 2019
How does Katy Perry get into the same sentence as a headliner as the Rolling Stones?— John (@JHoppe3) January 15, 2019
Katy Perry at jazzfest is like a New Orleans politician at a good government class.— JDGNewOrleans (@JohnGainey) January 15, 2019
Well, I guess I’ll be seeing everyone on Wisner. Who’s bringing Popeyes and who’s bringing the beer? https://t.co/dRxOJnPq5I— Scott P (@ElSpotto) January 15, 2019
Correction: The ticket price for Thursday, May 2 is $185 and includes all acts that day, including The Rolling Stones.