Taking place over two weekends, April 27 - 29 and May 4 - 6, the fest features a wide array of artists from every genre. There's the Nawlins music you'd expect, like cajun, creole, zydeco, brass and blues (Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Preservation Hall Blues Band, Buckwheat Zydeco). But you also get a vast array of superstars from R&B (John Legend, Joss Stone), hip-hop (Luda!), reggae (Stephen Marley & Junior Gong), country (Brad Paisley, Lucinda Williams), classic rockers (Allmans, Rod Stewart, Van Morrison), jazz legends (Mose Allison, Branford Marsalis), and alt rockers alike (Counting Crows, Better Than Ezra). For God's sake, Jerry Lee Lewis will be there.
Like the proverbial 'good times', the summer concert season is just getting rolling. So laissez les bon temps roulez, and check out the newly announced festival lineup:
Harry Connick Jr., Rod Stewart, Steely Dan, Norah Jones, ZZ Top, John Legend, Van Morrison, Brad Paisley, Jill Scott, Ludacris, Dr. John, Bonnie Raitt, New Edition, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Irma Thomas, Jerry Lee Lewis, Counting Crows, Allman Brothers Band, Allen Toussaint, George Benson, Pharoah Sanders, George Thorogood, Stephen Marley featuring Jr. Gong, Better Than Ezra, Joss Stone, Banda el Recodo, Calexico, Taj Mahal, Johnny Rivers, Lucinda Williams, Branford Marsalis, Richie Havens, Soulive, Cowboy Mouth, Percy Sledge, Gillian Welch, Bobby Jones & the Nashville Super Choir, T-Bone Burnett, Galactic, Mose Allison, Marcia Ball, Roy Hargrove, Chuck Leavell, Arturo Sandoval, The Radiators, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Lucky Peterson, Darrell McFadden, Sonny Landreth, Danilo Perez, Ivan Neville, Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste, Tab Benoit, Les Amazones of Guinea, Buckwheat Zydeco, Deacon John, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ellis Marsalis and over 500 more groups.
Watch out, Harry, here I come...