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Jazzfest lineup!

Will Coviello breaks down the seven days of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival


Gary Clark Jr. performs Friday, April 26 at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. - PHOTO BY FRANK MADDOCKS
  • Photo by Frank Maddocks
  • Gary Clark Jr. performs Friday, April 26 at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Jill Scott, Willie Nelson, Frank Ocean, Patti Smith, Gary Clark Jr., Black Keys, Jimmy Cliff, Dave Matthews Band, Joshua Redmon Quartet, Gipsy Kings and Hall and Oates are some of the touring acts who will perform at the 2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (April 26-28 and May 2-5) and the Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots. The Neville Brothers will not perform in their traditional closing slot, but the lineup includes local favorites Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Dirty Dozen and Rebirth brass bands and others.

  Tickets are available through the Jazz Fest website (, Ticketmaster (800-745-3000; and the box offices at UNO Lakefront Arena, Zephyr Field and the New Orleans Arena (after Feb. 5). Advance single-day tickets are $45 until Jan. 29, and there are several ticket packages offered. Tickets will cost $65 at the gate, children $5.

  Highlights of the day-by-day lineup are below. For the full list, visit The schedule is subject to change.

Gary Clark Jr. performs Friday, April 26 at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Photo by Frank Maddocks

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2013

Friday, April 26

John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr., George Benson, Band of Horses, Joshua Redman Quartet, Dr. John, Campbell Brothers, Sonny Landreth, George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners, Terrance Simien with Queen Ida, Chris Owens and her Hot Rhythms Band, Jeremy Davenport, New Orleans R&B Diva Revue feat. The Dixie Cups, Jean Knight and Wanda Rouzan with the Brian Quezergue Band, Donald Harrison, Wayne Toups and ZyDeCajun, John Mooney and Bluesiana, Tricia Boutte and International Friends, Le Vent du Nord of Canada, Charmaine Neville Band, New Orleans Suspects, Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band, Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show, New Orleans Bingo! Show, Doc McKenzie and the Hi-Lites, Soul Rebels, John Lawrence and Ven Pa' Ca with Antonio Hildago and Javier Heredia, The New Orleans Guitar Quartet feat. Jimmy Robinson, John Rankin, Phil DuGruy and Cranston Clements, Stoney Creek and Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, Jamal Batiste presents JAM-ALL, Flow Tribe, The Breton Sound ...

Saturday, April 27

Billy Joel, Jill Scott, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Allen Toussaint, Rebirth Brass Band, Andrew Bird, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Charles Bradley, Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Jon Cleary, Daryl Coley, Anders Osborne, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Deacon John, Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, A Tribe Called Red, Magary Lord of Bahia, Brazil, Gerald French and the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band: A Tribute to Bob French, Astral Project, Stoney Creek and Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, Lionel Ferbos and the Palm Court Jazz Band, Big Chief Walter Cook and Creole Wild West, Alex McMurray, Lil Buck Sinegal's Blues Band, Michael Ward, Tribute to Sidney Bechet feat. Dr. Michael White, Donald Harrison, Brian "Breeze" Cayolle and Roderick Paulin, Herbert Hardesty, Jason Marsalis, Mississippi Rail Company ...

Sunday, April 28

Dave Matthews Band, Earth, Wind and Fire, B.B. King, Gipsy Kings, Juan Luis Guerra y 440, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, Dianne Reeves, The Nevilles, Better Than Ezra, Little Joe y La Familia, Calexico, C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Honey Island Swamp Band, Little Freddie King Blues Band, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles, Treme Brass Band's Tribute to Uncle Lionel Batiste, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Martha Redbone, The Selvy Singers, Brother Tyrone and the Mindbenders, Luther Kent and Trickbag, Magary Lord of Bahia-Brazil, Kristin Diable and The City, Andrew Duhon, Rumba Buena, Gregg Stafford and the Jazz Hounds, Tribute to Kid Ory: Hot Trombones, The Zion Harmonizers, Midnite Disturbers, Raw Oyster Cult, Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band, Khris Royal and Dark Matter, Hurray for the Riff Raff ...

Thursday, May 2

Patti Smith, Widespread Panic, Kem, Roy Ayers, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Henry Butler, Theresa Andersson, Lil Nathan and the Zydeco Big Timers, Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs, The 35th Anniversary Celebration of One Mo' Time!, Glen David Andrews, Pura Fe, Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie, Hot 8 Brass Band, Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Banu Gibson and Hot Jazz feat. The Anderson Twins, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, Pokey LaFarge, Drink Small, Ingrid Lucia, Blended Voices feat. Germaine Bazzle, Phillip Manuel and Leslie Smith, The Bolton Brothers, Mia Borders, Dee-1, Kirk Joseph's Backyard Groove, Balfa Toujours, Maggie Koerner, Jumpin' Johnny Sansone, Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, The Honeypots ...

Friday, May 3

Willie Nelson, Jimmy Cliff, Marc Broussard, Tab Benoit, Laura Bell Bundy, Maroon 5, Marcia Ball, Ana Popovic, The Mavericks, Jerry Douglas, Irma Thomas' Tribute to Mahalia Jackson, Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys, Papa Grows Funk, Rockin' Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters, The Iguanas, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet with special guest Jo-El Sonnier, Male Debale of Bahia-Brazil, Los Hombres Calientes feat. Bill Summers and Irvin Mayfield, The Cookers feat. Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, Craig Handy, George Cables, Cecil McBee and Billy Hart, Holly Williams, Nicholas Payton XXX, Brushy One String of Jamaica, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, Coco Robicheaux Tribute feat. The Spiritland Band, Spencer Bohren, Bill Miller, Ms. Ruby Wilson, Leah Chase, Fleur Debris Superband feat. Zigaboo Modeliste, George Porter Jr., Nicholas Payton and David Torkanowsky, Corey Henry and Treme Funket, Kirk Joseph's Tuba Tuba ...

Saturday, May 4

Fleetwood Mac, Phoenix, Little Big Town, Frank Ocean, The Little Willies, Los Lobos, Galactic, Stanley Clarke/George Duke Project, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Mutemath, VaShawn Mitchell, Terence Blanchard, Cowboy Mouth, Bonerama, Davell Crawford, Robert Mirabal, Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Jonathon "Boogie" Long and the Blues Revolution, Eric Lindell, Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band feat. Thais Clark, Germaine Bazzle, The Revivalists, The Boutte Family Gospel, Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots, Red Stick Ramblers, Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Russell Batiste Jr., The New Orleans Hip-Hop Experience feat. DJ Mike Swift, DJ Poppa, 3D Na'tee, Dobama and N.O.V., Sharde Thomas and the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band, Luke Winslow-King, Kevin Gordon, Kenny Neal, Tonia and the Left Field Band, Reggie Hall and the Twilighters feat. Lady Bee, JD and the Straight Shot, Yvette Landry, Bill Summers and Jazalsa, Male Debale of Bahia, Brazil ...

Sunday, May 5

The Black Keys, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Irma Thomas, Aaron Neville, Jeffrey Osborne, Taj Mahal and The Real Thing Tuba Band, The Meter Men with Page McConnell, Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Wayne Shorter Quartet feat. Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade, The Del McCoury Band with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ellis Marsalis, Walter "Wolfman" Washington and the Roadmasters, Pete Fountain, New Orleans Classic R&B Recording Revue feat. Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Frankie Ford, Robert Parker and Al "Carnival Time" Johnson with Blue Eyed Soul Revue, Bo Dollis and The Wild Magnolias, John Boutte, Tucka, Kathy Taylor, New Birth Brass Band, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas, Satan and Adam, Brass--A-Holics, Creole String Beans, Pine Leaf Boys, James Andrews and the Crescent City Allstars, Feufollet, Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes, New Orleans Klezmer Allstars ...

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