The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, also knowns as Jazz Fest (get tickets) and one of the preeminent music festivals in the world today, has announced the lineup for the 2012 series which will take place during the weekends of April 27th through 29th and May 3rd through May 6th. The festival is known for celebrating the music and culture of New Orleans both past and present as well as bringing some of the biggest names in music today to the stage in NOLA.
This year's lineup will feature The Eagles, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, John Mayer, Foo Fighters, the 50th anniversary reunion of the Beach Boys, Zac Brown Band, My Morning Jacket, Bon Iver, Al Green, Ne-Yo, and Florence and the Machine to name just a few. In total, literally hundreds of acts will perform on a dozen stages over the two weekends at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans.
The event's promoters have stated that over 85 percent of the lineup is from Louisiana, giving Jazz Fest a truly authentic Bayou sound and feel. Tickets went on sale on December 14.
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New Orleans Jazz Fest Lineup 2012
Below we have listed the complete lineup and headliners by date.
Jazz Fest Weekend #1 Lineup: April 27-29, 2012
The Beach Boys, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, John Mayer, Al Green, Trombone Shorty, Bon Iver, Jill Scott, Allen Toussaint, Janelle Monae, Dr. John, Iron & Wine, Yolanda Adams, Pete Fountain, Feist, Steel Pulse, Dianne Reeves, Gomez, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dave Koz, Givers, Israel & New Breed, Tab Benoit, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Cowboy Mouth, Bobby Rush, Chuck Leavell & Friends, Amanda Shaw, Sonny Landreth, Gary Clark Jr., Cubano Be Cubano Bop: Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Band featuring Terence Blanchard, Papa Grows Funk, Ellis Marsalis, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Cheikh Lo (Senegal), Buckwheat Zydeco, Evelyn Turrentine-Agee, Voice of the Wetlands Allstars, The Texas Tornados featuring Flaco Jiminez + Augie Myers + Shawn Sahm, Nicholas Payton, Ironin' Board Sam, The New Orleans Bingo! Show, Soul Rebels, Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, Eric Lindell, Irma Thomas' Tribute to Mahalia Jackson, Corey Harris, James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars, Lindigo (Reunion Islands) featuring Fixi (France), Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, Pine Leaf Boys, Luther Kent, The Dixie Cups, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, Dee-1, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, Sasha Masakowski, New Orleans Klezmer Allstars, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles, Khris Royal & Dark Matter, Los Po-Boy-Citos, Butch Thompson, Treme Brass Band, Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band featuring Thais Clark, Savoy Music Center of Eunice Saturday Cajun Jam, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, Leyla McCalla, Roddie Romero & the Hub-City Allstars, Midnite Disturbers, Bill Summers & Jazalsa, Peter Martin, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Jewel Brown & the Heritage Hall Jazz Band, Tribute to Alex Chilton featuring Dave Pirner + Alex McMurray + Susan Cowsill + Rene Coman, Stephanie Jordan, Stooges Brass Band, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, The Classic New Orleans Revue featuring Frankie Ford, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, Tribute to Wardell Quezergue featuring Jean Knight and Robert "Barefootin" Parker with Blue Eyed Soul + The Dixie Cups + more, Bucktown Allstars, Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, Lil' Buck Sinegal, James Rivers Movement, Victor Goines, Fredy Omar con su Banda, Kristin Diable & the City, Washboard Rodeo, Panorama Jazz Band, Kirk Joseph's Tuba Tuba, Leah Chase, The Batiste Brothers, Brice Miller & Mahogany Brass Band, Shades of Praise: New Orleans Interracial Gospel Choir, Lars Edegran's New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra, Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders, Betty Winn & One A-Chord, Guitar Lightnin' Lee & the Thunder Band, City of Love Music & Worship Arts, Tim Laughlin, Lionel Ferbos & the Palm Court Jazz Band, The Revivalists, Jumpin' Johnny Sansone, Empress Hotel, Brother Tyrone & the Mindbenders, Cindy Scott, Watson Memorial Music Ministry, The Electrifying Crown Seekers, Bamboula 2000, Ivoire Spectacle featuring Seguenon Kone, Ingrid Lucia, Paulin Brothers Brass Band, The Courtyard Kings, Dukes of Dixieland, Kevin Bryan, D.L. Menard & the Louisiana Aces, Real Untouchables Brass Band, Semolian Warriors Mardi Gras Indians, Clive Wilson's New Orleans Serenaders, High Ground Drifters Bluegrass Band, Beth Patterson & Potent Bathers, Marc Stone, Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys, Erika Flowers, Tonia Powell & the Left Field Band, Henry Gray & the Cats, Women in Jazz, Ernie Vincent & the Top Notes, Hadley J. Castille Family & the Sharecroppers Cajun Band, Chris Clifton, Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, Tom McDermott & Friends, Jeremy Lyons & Members of Morphine, Leo Jackson & the Melody Clouds, Gospel Soul Children, Cameron Dupuy & the Cajun Troubadours, Louis Ford & His Dixie Flairs, Riccardo Crespo & Sol Brasil, 101 Runners, Creole Wild West and Golden Star Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Storyville Stompers Brass Band, Jamil Sharif, Pastor Jai Reed, Tonia Scott & the Anointed Voices, Secondline Jammers, Men of Class, Family Ties, Dumaine Gang and Divine Ladies Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Lois Dejean Gospel Diva, Pat Casey & the New Sound, DJ Soul Sister, E'Dana & Company, Black Mohawk, Black Foot Hunters and Geronimo Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Northwestern University Jazz Ensemble, Young Pinstripe Brass Band, The Heavenly Melodies Gospel Singers, New Wave Brass Band, Red White & Blue, Wild Mohicans, Golden Comanche and Seminoles Mardi Gras Indians, Loyola University Jazz Ensemble, Keep N It Real, We Are One, Zulu and Big Nine Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Johnette Downing, Morning Star Mass Choir, The Bester Singers, The Sammy Rimington International Band, The Dynamic Smooth Family Gospel Singers, Tulane University Jazz Ensemble, Tornado Brass Band, Carrollton Hunters, Big Chief Kevin Goodman & the Flaming Arrows, Ninth Ward Hunters and Ninth Ward Navajo Mardi Gras Indians, Archdiocese of New Orleans Gospel Choir, Golden Voices Community Choir, Olympia Aid, New Look and The First Division Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Bishop Sean Elder & the Mount Hermon BC Mass Choir, The Wimberly Family Gospel Singers, Josh Kagler & Harmonistic Praise Crusade, Big Steppers, Untouchables and Furious Five Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Black Eagles Mardi Gras Indians, Reverend Jermaine Landrum & the Abundant Praise Revival Choir, Miss Claudia & her Biergartners, Asociacion de Peruanos en Louisiana, Ayla Miller, Young Band Nation Blues Project, The Jones Sisters, GrayHawk, Alana Villavaso, N'Fungola Sibo West African Dance Company.
Jazz Fest Weekend #2 Lineup: May 3-6, 2012
The Neville Brothers, The Eagles, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, Herbie Hancock, My Morning Jacket, Ne-Yo, Bunny Wailer, Bonnie Raitt, Paulina Rubio, Irma Thomas, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Florence & the Machine, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Galactic, Esperanza Spalding, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Levon Helm Band with special guest Mavis Staples, Steve Earle, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Ani DiFranco, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Bruce Hornsby, Asleep at the Wheel, Funky Meters, Preservation Hall Jazz Band's 50th Anniversary Jam, David Sanborn and Joey DeFrancesco, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Zebra, Aaron Neville, Rebirth Brass Band, Better Than Ezra, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Marcia Ball, Big Sam's Funky Nation, The Bounce Shake Down featuring Big Freedia + Katey Red + Keedy Black + DJ Poppa, Sarah Jarosz, Pedrito Martinez, Anders Osborne, Charmaine Neville Band, Jon Cleary, Deacon John, Bombino (Niger), Donald Harrison, George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners, Bonerama, Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters, Glen Hansard, John Mooney & Bluesiana, Theresa Andersson, Honey Island Swamp Band, Regina Carter's "Reverse Thread", Big Chief Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias, James Cotton "Superharp" Band, Mia Borders, John Boutte, Wayne Toups & ZyDeCajun, Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic, Supagroup, MyNameIsJohnMichael, Bill Miller, Joints Jumpin', Astral Project, Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, Jeremy Davenport, Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Orchestra, Glen David Andrews, Boutte Family Sunday Praise, Wycliffe Gordon, Ruby Wilson's Tribute to Bessie Smith & Ma Rainey, Little Freddie King Blues Band, Iguanas, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Gregg Stafford's Jazz Hounds, Hot Club of New Orleans, Germaine Bazzle, Andrew Duhon, Rotary Downs, Kirk Joseph's Backyard Groove, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Bobby Lounge, Cheick Hamala Diabate, Silky Sol, Joe Krown Trio featuring Walter "Wolfman" Washington & Russell Batiste Jr., Leroy Jones & New Orleans Finest, New Birth Brass Band, The Malone Brothers, Marlon Jordan Quartet, Roland Guerin, Zion Harmonizers, Wendell Brunious & the Music Masters, Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band, Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show, Otra, Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues, Amina Figarova Sextet, Feufollet, Banu Gibson, Doreen's Jazz New Orleans, The Stars of Heaven, Red Stick Ramblers, Rumba Buena, Magnolia Jazz Band of Norway featuring Topsy Chapman, Kipori "Baby Wolf" Woods, Lil' Nathan & the Zydeco Bigtimers, Jambalaya Cajun Band, Flow Tribe, Free Agents Brass Band, Spencer Bohren, Guitar Masters featuring Jimmy Robinson, Phil DeGruy, John Rankin and Cranston Clements, George French & the New Orleans Storyville Jazz Band, Mariachi Jalisco, Jim McCormick Band, The Revealers, Black Feathers, Black Seminoles and Red Hawk Mardi Gras Indians, Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys, Hot 8 Brass Band, The Raymond A. Myles Singers 30th Anniversary, Mas Mamones, Jo "Cool" Davis with Sugarboy Crawford, Mem Shannon, Blodie's Jazz Jam, Vivaz!, ELS, A Living Tribute to Harold Batiste, Creole String Beans, Michael Ward, Golden Blade and Fi Yi Yi Mardi Gras Indians, Original Pinettes Brass Band, Forgotten Souls Brass Band, Casa Samba, Patrice Fisher & Arpa & the Garifuna Connection, The Johnson Extension, Joe Hall & the Cane Cutters, Orange Kellin's New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra, Mark Braud, Nayo Jones, Reggie Hall & the Twilighters featuring Lady Bee, Belton Richard & the Musical Aces, Phillip Manuel, Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band, New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra, Pinstripe Brass Band, New Orleans Spiritualettes, Jockimo's Groove featuring War Chief Juan, Ted Winn, Courtney Bryan, Sam Doores & the Tumbleweeds, AsheSon, Young Tuxedo Jazz Band, Tommy Sancton's New Orleans Legacy Band, Kim Che're, Kid Simmons' Local International Allstars, Robert Jardell, Tarriona "Tank" Ball & the BlackStar Bangas, Erica Falls, Baritone Bliss, Kumbuka African Dance & Drum Collective, TBC Brass Band, The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders, Lesa Cormier & the Sundown Playboys, Tyronne Foster & the Arc Singers, Donnie Bolden & the Spirit of Elijah, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Cha Wa, Cynthia Girtley, Rocks of Harmony, Val & Love Alive Fellowship Choir, Connie Jones & the Crescent City Jazz Band, Julio y Cesar, Brass Bed, Lynn Drury, Kora Connection featuring Morikeba Kouyate and Thierno Dioubate, Kelcy Mae, Connie & Dwight with the St. Raymond/St. Leo the Great Gospel Choir, McDonogh 35 High School Gospel Choir, The Mighty Supremes, Lyle Henderson & Emmanu-El, Yvette Landry Band, VIP Ladies, Original Big 7 and Original Four Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Zulu Male Ensemble, Zazou City, John Lawrence & Ven Pa' Ca Flamenco Dancers, Guitar Slim Jr., Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, Wild Tchoupitoulas, Wild Apaches, Cherokee Hunters and Young Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians, Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble, Forever Jones, Trombone Woodshed, J. Monque'D Blues Band, Kristi Guillory & the Midtown Project, Ceasar Elloie, Revolution, Ladies of Unity, Scene Boosters, Ole N Nu Style Fellas and Lady Jetsetters Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Kenneth Terry Brass Band, Gregory Agid, Brother Dege, Palmetto Bug Stompers, Kid Chocolate, Seva Venet & the Storyville String Band, Kinfolk Brass Band, St. Joseph the Worker Choir, DJ Captain Charles, Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony, Golden Sioux, Young Cherokee, Big Chief Trouble & Trouble Nation and Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Voices of Peter Claver, Pastor Terry Gullage & the Greater Mount Calvary Voices of Redemption Choir, Pastor Tyrone Jefferson, New Orleans Indian Rhythm Section, Gospel Inspirations of Boutte, Jeffery Broussard & Creole Cowboys, O. Perry Walker Charter High School Choir, Eleanor McMain Singing Mustangs, The Pfister Sisters, First Emanuel Baptist Church Mass Choir, Wild Red Flame, Buffalo Hunters and Apache Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, High Steppers Brass Band, Tanya & Dorise, Matthew Davidson, Westbank Steppers, Valley of Silent Men, Pigeon Town Steppers, New Generation, and Undefeated Divas Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Culu Children's Traditional African Dance Company, 14 and Under Cajun Band, David & Roselyn, Smitty Dee's Brass Band, N'Kafu African Dance, Baby Boyz Brass Band, New Orleans Hispano America Dance Group, Versailles Lion Dance Team, Young Fellaz Brass Band, Judy Stock, Eulenspiegel Puppets, Lady Rollers, Original C.T.C. Steppers, Nine Times Ladies, Prince of Wales and Original Lady Buckjumpers Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Opera a la Carte, Young Guardians of the Flame, Stephen Foster's Foster Family Program.
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