Jazz Fest reveals music lineup, single day tickets now on sale

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Jazz Fest 2021

NEW ORLEANS, La (BRPROUD)- The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival released their daily music lineup for the event scheduled for October 8-17 at the Fair Grounds Race Course.

Festival producers recently unveiled a portion of the 2021 lineup that included Dead & Company, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band, Lizzo, Demi Lovato, The Black Crowes, H.E.R., Brandi Carlile, Norah Jones, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Beach Boys, Ludacris, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Jon Batiste, Wu-Tang Clan feat. The Soul Rebels, Ziggy Marley: Songs of Bob Marley, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, The Revivalists and more.

Single-day tickets, general admission 3-day weekend passes, VIP packages, and travel packages are on sale now through www.nojazzfest.com.

VIP packages are weekend-specific and are valid for all three days of the weekend purchased.  Jazz Fest offers three distinct VIP opportunities to experience the event in a very special way: the Festival’s popular Big Chief VIP Experience ticket package provides special viewing access at most of the Festival’s stages; the Grand Marshal VIP Pass allows for up-close access at the three major stages; and the Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP Pass entitles patrons to special covered seating at the Acura Stage audience area.

Single-day ticket holders who rolled their 2020 tickets over to the October Festival will receive an email from the ticketing company in the next few days with very important rollover ticket details.

Jazz Fest is partnering once again with CID Entertainment to provide Travel Packages for guests looking to bundle Festival tickets or VIP passes with local hotel accommodations and roundtrip shuttle service between the Festival and their hotel. For package details please visit the Jazz Fest web site.

Many area hotels offer special Jazz Fest rates.  A complete list of participating hotels is posted at http://www.nojazzfest.com/travel/hotels/, including the Official Host Hotel, the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.

Jazz Fest is working closely with city and state officials to make sure the event is safe for all attendees and participants. The Festival will be presented in accordance with applicable COVID-19 public health guidelines at the time of the event.

Shell is the Presenting Sponsor of the Festival.  Major Jazz Fest Sponsors are Acura, Miller Lite, and the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (A Churchill Downs Company). First Horizon Bank, Peoples Health, Coca-Cola, Monster Energy, AARP, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel and WWOZ are also Official Jazz Fest Sponsors.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc., is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other raised funds, for year-round activities in education, economic development and cultural enrichment. Education programs include the Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music, the HSM Beginners program, the Tom Dent Congo Square Lecture Series, the Class Got Brass competition for school brass bands, workshops in music production, vocal classes at recreation centers around the city and more. Economic Development initiatives include Community Partnership Grants, the Catapult Fund accelerator program and the Sync Up entertainment industry workshops. Cultural enrichment programs include the Jazz & Heritage Concert Series and the annual Foundation Festivals: the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, the Congo Square Rhythms Festival/Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, and the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival. The Foundation also owns radio station WWOZ 90.7-FM, the Jazz & Heritage Archive and the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center – an education and community facility named for Jazz Fest founder George Wein and his late wife Joyce. During the pandemic, the Foundation created the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund to support Louisiana’s music community whose livelihoods had been adversely impacted by COVID-19.  More than 4,000 grants were awarded to musicians, music industry workers and Black Masking/ Mardi Gras Indians.  For more about the Foundation, please visit www.jazzandheritage.org.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is a co-production of Festival Productions, Inc.-New Orleans and AEG Presents.


General Admission 3-Day Weekend Pass (October 8 – 10 or October 15 – 17)

Early-Bird Weekend Pass: $200 while supplies last, limited quantity

Advance Weekend Pass: $225

Important: The Weekend Pass is a non-transferable wristband and there is no re-entry

Single-Day General Admission Tickets

1st Weekend Single-Day Tickets (October 8, 9 & 10)

Early-Bird Advanced Ticket: $75 while supplies last

Advance ticket: $80

Gate Price: $90 if available

(each ticket valid for any single day of the weekend)

Child’s ticket: $5 (available at the gate only, ages 2 – 10, adult must be present with child)

2nd Weekend Single-Day Tickets (October 15, 16 & 17)

Early-Bird Advanced Ticket: $75 while supplies last

Advance ticket: $80

Gate Price: $90 if available

(each ticket valid for any single day of the weekend)

Child’s ticket: $5 (available at the gate only, ages 2 – 10, adult must be present with child)

Locals Friday Discount (October 15)

Gate Price: $50

Purchases can be made at the gate on Friday, October 15 only

Open to Louisiana residents with valid identification

Up to two admissions per resident

PLEASE NOTE: All general admission Jazz Fest tickets are subject to additional service fees and handling charges.

Tickets are available at www.nojazzfest.com

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