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The crowd at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2017

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will release the lineup for its 50th anniversary fest on 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Festival organizers originally planned to drop the lineup in December, a month earlier than the festival typically releases its lineup.

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Organizers switched gears and announced that the reveal would arrive this month.

Today, organizers announced a press conference at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center on Rampart Street, where they'll announce the lineup, tickets and other information.

The festival dates for its 2019 event are Thursday-Sunday, April 25-28 and May 2-5.