As I’ve mentioned previously, “Jazz Fest in New Orleans is hands down the best music festival you could ever attend” (sure, I might be a little biased) so of course I feel obligated to pass along the announcement of the Jazz Fest 2014 lineup.
From the Jazz Fest press release…
Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish, Arcade Fire, Santana, Robin Thicke, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Songz, Vampire Weekend, Foster the People, Public Enemy, The Avett Brothers, Charlie Wilson, Alabama Shakes, John Fogerty, Chaka Khan, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Rubén Blades, Lyle Lovett, Boz Scaggs, The Head and the Heart, Johnny Winter, Bobby Womack, Al Jarreau, Keb’ Mo’, Mary Mary, Delbert McClinton, North Mississippi Allstars, Chick Corea & the Vigil, Jason Isbell, John Hiatt, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Rachelle Ferrell, Pharoah Sanders, Laura Mvula, Solange, Branford Marsalis Quartet, The Rance Allen Group, The Mavericks, Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires, Bobby Jones & Nashville Super Choir, Robert Earl Keen, Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys, Bombino, Afoxé Omô Nilê Ogunjá of Pernambuco-Brazil, Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Johnnyswim, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, Joe Louis Walker, Bernard Allison Group, Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings, Lisa Knowles & the Brown Singers, Gregory Porter, René Marie – With Love to Eartha Kitt, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Chris Smither, Spencer Taylor & the Highway QC’s and more are all among the national and international artists scheduled to appear at the 45th edition of Jazz Fest.
Hundreds of Louisiana legends and Festival favorites are scheduled to appear, such as: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Aaron Neville, the Radiators, Rebirth Brass Band, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk w/ special guest Art Neville, Better Than Ezra, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Galactic, Big Freedia, Chocolate Milk, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Anders Osborne, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Tab Benoit, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, The Terence Blanchard Group, Cowboy Mouth, Sonny Landreth, Buckwheat Zydeco, Nicholas Payton XXX, Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9, Ellis Marsalis, Jeremy Davenport, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, Imagination Movers, Wayne Toups & ZyDeCajun, Marc Broussard, Voice of the Wetlands Allstars, PJ Morton, Davell Crawford, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Jon Cleary, John Boutté, Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Revivalists, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Alexis & the Samurai, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Lillian Boutté & New Orleans Gumbozaire, Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band, Treme Brass Band, Los Hombres Calientes and so much more.
And here’s the official announcement video…
Look, music festivals are, in my opinion, coming close to jumping the shark. But this one is a lot of fun. See y’all there.
(Pic via me.)