The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2014 schedule will be announced Tuesday, Jan. 14. The festival takes place April 25-27 and May 1-4.
Speculation about the lineup has kept some festival watchers and websites busy. They tend to triangulate based on announced tour dates and locations, past appearances at the festival, new album releases and their own wish lists. The site Consequences of Sound is guessing that Eric Clapton, Arcade Fire and Vampire Weekend are on the bill. Jazzcrawl mulls over a bunch of names, including artists who have put Jazz Fest (not necessarily at the festival but in New Orleans) dates on their own tour info, such as Chick Corea, and artists with open dates, Allman Brothers, or forthcoming albums, like Bruce Springsteen, who is releasing High Hopes Tuesday. Tigerdroppings has a message board full of speculation and wish lists. But that's all conjecture. We'll know for sure Tuesday.