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New Orleans Jazz Fest 2016 Lineup to Star Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder

January 19, 2016 by Alyssa

New Orleans Jazz Fest Lineup

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival announced its 2016 lineup on Jan. 19, and it promises two more weekends of amazing live music in “The Big Easy” this spring. Scheduled for April 22-May 1, this year’s New Orleans Jazz Fest is prepared to pack a punch with a number of music heavyweights. Among the 2016 headliners are Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dogg, Paul Simon, and many more.

You can see the full lineup in the video below, or jump to the bottom of the page for a text version of the full lineup and more information on purchasing New Orleans Jazz Fest tickets.


There are single-day and full weekend passes available for both weekends of the New Orleans Jazz Festival this year. The first weekend will be topped by Steely Dan, Pearl Jam, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. These three headliners will have plenty of talented support from acts like Van Morrison, Janelle Monae, Nick Jonas, Maxwell, and J Cole.

The second weekend will be even bigger than the first with four days of live music scheduled at the New Orleans Fairgrounds. The second weekend’s headliners will feature many of North America’s greatest classic rock icons, as Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, and Stevie Wonder are all tabbed for headlining sets. The rest of the second weekend lineup will be filled out by a number of celebrated modern acts, among them Gary Clark Jr., Tedeschi Trucks Band, Snoop Dogg, Lauryn Hill, and New Orleans native Trombone Shorty.


New Orleans Jazz Fest 2016 Lineup and Tickets


New Orleans Jazz Fest Lineup
New Orleans Jazz Fest 2016
New Orleans Fairgrounds - New Orleans, LA


Stevie Wonder | Pearl Jam | Red Hot Chili Peppers | Neil Young + Promise of the Real | Snoop Dogg | Paul Simon | Steely Dan | Beck | Van Morrison | Nick Jonas | Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue  | Julio Iglesias | J. Cole | Elvis Costello & The Imposters | Flo Rida | My Morning Jacket | Gary Clark Jr. | Bonnie Raitt | Maxwell | Irma Thomas | Janelle Monáe | Jonny Lang | Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter Duo | Gov’t Mule | Dr. John & The Nite Trippers | Tedeschi Trucks Band & Friends | Arlo Guthrie - Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary | Mavis Staples | Boz Scaggs | Ms. Lauryn Hill | Michael McDonald | Buddy Guy | Preservation Hall Jazz Band | The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley | Aaron Neville | Chris Botti | Grace Potter | Alpha Blondy & The Solar System | Elle King | Galactic | Brandi Carlile | Brothers Osborne | Rhiannon Giddens |  Jon Batiste and Stay Human | Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk with special guest Art Neville | Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats | Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings | Better Than Ezra | Los Lobos perform La Pistola Y El Corazon | Hurray for the Riff Raff | Punch Brothers | Taj Mahal & The Trio | Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly | Anders Osborne | The Lone Bellow | Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers | Tribute to B.B. King hosted by the B.B. King Blues Band with special guests | Tribute to Allen Toussaint hosted by the Allen Toussaint Band with special guests John Hammond | Elvin Bishop | Mystikal | Jazmine Sullivan | CeCe Winans | Buffy Sainte-Marie | Tab Benoit | Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective | Davell Crawford | Gregory Porter | Snarky Puppy | Rebirth Brass Band | Big Freedia | Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen | Ellis Marsalis | Arturo Sandoval | Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings | Donald Harrison Jr. | Dirty Dozen Brass Band | The Black Lillies | Dédé Saint-Prix Band of Martinique | The Garifuna Collective of Belize | DeJohnette·Coltrane·Garrison | Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra | The Soul Rebels | The Revivalists | John Boutté | Mississippi Mass Choir | Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas | Ricky Dillard & New G | Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers | Glen David Andrews | Buckwheat Zydeco | Naturally 7 | Cyril Neville & SwampFunk | George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners | Zigaboo Modeliste’s Funk Revue | Leo Nocentelli | Henry Butler & Jambalaya | Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles | Mardi Gras Indians | Imagination Movers | Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters | BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet | Christian Scott | Walter Trout | Joe Lovano Us Five | Pine Leaf Boys | Rockin’ Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters | Voice of the Wetlands All Stars | Royal Teeth Lost Bayou Ramblers with special guest Spider Stacy | Herlin Riley Quintet Sweet Pain featuring Chico Ramos and Supa G of Belize | Hot 8 Brass Band | Creole String Beans with special guest T.K. Hulin | Sweet Crude | Eric Lindel | Nicholas Payton & Afro Caribbean Mixtape with Vicente Archer, Joe Dyson, and Daniel Sadownick | Geri Allen: The Erroll Garner Jazz Project | Corey Harris Band | Heads of State featuring Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, Al Foster, and George Mraz | Anthony Brown & group therapy | Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton featuring Henry Butler, Butch Thompson, and Dr. Michael White | Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & The Wild Magnolias | Big Chief Walter Cook & the Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians | Semolian Warriors Mardi Gras Indians | Ninth Ward Hunters Mardi Gras Indians | Wild Apaches Mardi Gras Indians | Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indians | Young Men Olympia Aid Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs | Untouchables Social Aid & Pleasure Club | The Furious Five Social Aid & Pleasure Club | Uptown Swingers Social Aid & Pleasure Club | Men of Class Social Aid & Pleasure Club | Lady Jetsetters Social Aid & Pleasure Club

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