The 50th anniversary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicks off Thursday with a fresh lineup of music performances and events.
In 1970, the SS President was the last sidewheel steamboat in America, and it had called New Orleans home for three decades. It held a huge dance floor where 3,000 passengers could dance and enjoy concert cruises on the Mississippi River. But, on …
In the spring of 1970, a modest gathering took place in what is now Armstrong Park and the adjacent Municipal Auditorium. It boasted four outdoor stages, a few hundred attendees and tickets priced at $3.
In 1971, Jazz Fest founders George Wein, Quint Davis, and Allison Miner sat down at a bar in Uptown New Orleans, waiting to see a Mardi Gras Indian practice. A song came on the jukebox.
Deep into festival season in Louisiana, IdeasCity's one-day New Orleans festival Saturday (April 20) promises to offer more than music, food, art and culture.
Sunny skies, the sound of loud music and the smell of crawfish wafting through the air made it clear Sunday that it’s festival season in New Orleans.
After all the hype, heartburn, anticipation and disappointment, the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival ended up in a very familiar place: with Widespread Panic closing the Acura Stage on the Thursday between the weekends.
After heart surgery sidelined Mick Jagger and the flu prompted Stevie Nicks to cancel shows, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was left without a headliner for the second Thursday of the fest on Monday.
When Widespread Panic replaces Fleetwood Mac at Jazz Fest on May 2, admission will no longer be day-specific, Jazz Fest officials announced Monday afternoon.
Moving swiftly, producers of the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest have booked a replacement for the replacement headliner on May 2: Widespread Panic.
In the course of several hours on Monday, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival lost its replacement May 2 headliner, then replaced the replacement.
On Thursday, New Orleans Jazz Fest officials announced how tickets will be refunded for the Thursday, May 2 date which was scheduled to include a performance by the Rolling Stones.
Instead of the Rolling Stones, you'll hear "Rhiannon" at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, courtesy of Fleetwood Mac.
Faux flowers, pipe cleaners, paper, glue and scissors are just a few of the tools that will turn partygoers into artists at the Community Works’ Arts + Action benefit, the evening of April 5.
Music, with its ability to bridge racial, cultural and religious divides, is a more powerful force than hate. More of the former is an antidote to the latter.
The sky fell for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival over the weekend. Now the sun is starting to peek through the clouds.
The Rolling Stones won't be playing at the 2019 Jazz & Heritage Festival. And now Fleetwood Mac won't because of a Stevie Nicks illness.
As big as the build-up was for the Rolling Stones' appearance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the disappointment over the band’s cancellation is even bigger.
The Rolling Stones won't be playing at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, so what will happen to your tickets?
The Rolling Stones will not appear at 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest after postponing their latest tour so Mick Jagger can receive medical treatment.
The full flavor of any given New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival can’t fully be appreciated without the “cubes,” the hour-by-hour, stage-by-stage schedule.
Taste and smell are not the only senses served by Hogs for the Cause, the annual pork cook-off that raises money to support families dealing with pediatric brain cancer.
You've got another chance to snag tickets to the Rolling Stones at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Festival. But they'll cost you.
Start planning your daily Fair Grounds itinerary: The 2019 New Orleans Jazz Festival cubes, with the full schedule of performance times and stage assignments, have been unveiled.
This weekend will be the first time Keith Jenkins and his friends compete in Hogs for the Cause. But when it comes to cooking outdoors for a crowd with a huge party in the mix, they’re already well-seasoned.
Like its next-door neighbor the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Buku Music + Art Project has steadily annexed more territory.
Now it's getting real: the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest cubes, the schedule blocks with performance times and stage assignments, will be unveiled on Tuesday, March 26.
The eighth Buku Music + Art Project takes over Mardi Gras World on Friday and Saturday. Here’s hoping this year’s coup works out better than last year’s.
Louisiana-born rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has canceled his scheduled appearance at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
New performances were added to the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Festival lineup on Thursday afternoon, including Grammy-winning musician John Prine and New Orleans local PJ Morton.
Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and old-school favorite Frankie Beverly will help Essence Festival celebrate its 25th anniversary at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in July.
If New Year’s resolutions have already gone by the wayside, you have a second chance. Tuesday is Tet, the beginning of the new year in Vietnam. It's the Year of the Pig, which, according to lore, brings prosperity and luck.
The French Quarter Festival on Tuesday unveiled its initial 2019 roster of almost exclusively local performers from across the spectrum of south Louisiana music.
Diana Ross, the legendary voice of the Supremes, has joined the roster of the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest, producers announced Friday.
It's only rock 'n' roll, but a whole lot of folks want to hear it: Tickets to see the Rolling Stones at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest are sold out.
Art exhibits, community service and a march are planned Saturday and Monday in New Orleans to mark the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.
Community radio station WWOZ-FM has sold all 3,000 of its "brass passes" for the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest. This is the first year the passes, a major source of funding for the station, sold out by mid-January, said WWOZ's general manager, Beth A…
In a scene right out of the pre-Internet 1970s, thousands of people lined up at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Thursday morning to buy concert tickets. Specifically, tickets to see the Rolling Stones at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Landing the Rolling Stones for the 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest is, in Quint Davis’ estimation, “a Biblical prophecy come true.”
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has got satisfaction: The Rolling Stones are among the headliners for the 50th anniversary festival.
Mick Jagger and Katy Perry will help blow out the candles on the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival’s 50th birthday cake this spring.
Surrounded by the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Planning Commission 2019, Mayor LaToya Cantrell formally announced the events celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday at a press conference Thursday at City Hall.