New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2015 schedule announced

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The Who, Elton John, Steve Winwood, Wilco and Jerry Lee Lewis will headline the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

The lineup also includes Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Hozier, No Doubt, The Meters, Jimmy Buffett, John Legend, Ryan Adams, Widespread Panic, Jimmy Cliff, Buddy Guy, T.I. and many others.

The full lineup is broken down by day after the jump.

The festival takes place April 24-26 and April 30-May 3 at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

The Who made a big deal of announcing its final tour, which begins April 15 in Tampa, Florida, and runs through Nov. 4 in Philadelphia. Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend noted it’s not exactly a 50th anniversary for the band, put they said they’d be playing hits from across their career, including classics like “My Generation,” “Tommy” and “Who’s Next.” It’s the band’s first Jazz Fest appearance.

Elton John is practically in residence at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas through mid April. He hits Jazz Fest for the first time before heading to a string of shows in the United Kingdom in June. He’s also playing hits from across his five-decade career, which produced 35 gold- and 25 platinum-selling albums and 29 top 40 hits, including ”Tiny Dancer,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Candle in the Wind.” John last performed in New Orleans in March 2014 at the Smoothie King Center.

Specially curated sets, tributes and guest appearances include Dr. John interpreting Louis Armstrong and a Davell Crawford tribute to Fats Domino, Galactic with Macy Gray, Shooter Jennings’ tour with Waymore’s Outlaws and the Christian McBride Big Band with Dianne Reeves and Jeffrey Osborne.

The 46th annual festival presents acts on 12 stages and tents, including two jazz tents, a gospel tent, the Cajun and zydeco-focued Fais Do-Do stage, the kids tent and interview stage. There’s everything from jazz and brass bands and Mardi Gras Indian tribes to local R&B legends, funk outfits and bounce rappers and world-touring arena rockers.

Single day tickets are available for $58 through April 23. Tickets are $70 at the gate, $5 for children 10 and under (with adult present). Tickets are available through the Jazz Fest website, Ticketmaster and at (800) 745-3000.

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“LIVE FAST DIE FLY” Nick Reed is not the typical New Orleans native. Even with an B.A. in Journalism and Creative Writing from Xavier University, it has been said that he was always different. Through fashion and creative writing Nick has always found a way to express himself. He is the owner of So Authentic promotional group and was a former Editor-in chief of the Xavier Herald. Over the past few years he and partner Yoey Yo have developed My HELL OF A LIFE and GFC clothing brand in hopes to change the world. Their main goal is to just make the world a little more fresh.

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  1. I want to see TI

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