New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival


Jazz Fest LineUp is Out. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

New Orleans has once again pulled together a musical cornucopia for anyone looking for a weekend chock full of any kind of music imaginable. Held over two weekends at the end of April/first of May, the New Orleans Jazz Festival draws more than 400,000 to the bayou for a feast of blues, R&B, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, Latin, rap, country, rock, pop, along with plenty of contemporary and traditional jazz.

This year’s lineup announcement rolled out to the world in a jazzy YouTube video to set the stage for the festival’s 45th anniversary.

Friday, April 25:  Santana, The Avett Brothers, Public Enemy and Jason Isbell

Saturday, April 26: Phish, Robin Thicke, Robert Plant, Boz Scaggs and Branford Marsalis Quartet

Sunday, April 27: Eric Clapton, Vampire Weekend, Charlie Wilson and Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Thursday, May 1: The String Cheese Incident, Lyle Lovett, Solange and Buckwheat Zydeco

Friday, May 2: Christina Aguilera, Chaka Khan and Alabama Shakes

Saturday, May 3: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Al Jarreau, Allen Toussaint and Better Than Ezra

Sunday, May 4: Arcade Fire, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, John Fogerty and Aaron Neville

This incredible musical lineup screams for a group trip, and a coach rental is the safest way to get your krewe in and out of the festivities, while keeping everyone together. The festival is located in a residential area, so a coach will allow everyone to get there as a group. Additionally, the chauffeured ride will allow the group travelers to fully take in the spirits of the event without the worry of driving. Be sure to check out our variety of options for your group travel needs to the party of the year.

Don’t forget the directories can also help you find a hotel to fit your group’s needs. Each hotel is a member of the National Tour Association, the leading association for travel professionals serving customers traveling to, from and within North America.

The great music, coupled with the ease of finding great and reliable transportation and lodging, makes the New Orleans Jazz Fest a slam dunk to add to your group travel calendar. If you need any further encouragement, check out these videos, courtesy the foundation.