OOPS Who's playing Jazz Fest 2016? Some early hints and tidbits

Who's playing the Jazz Fest in 2016? Here are some clues gathered from the intertubes

Legendary folk singer Paul Simon was performing in New Orleans, Louisiana last night, when he started talking about how much he loved the city. Playing Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, Simon reportedly told the crowd that he would be coming back for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2016. source: theneworleansadvocate

Bob Seger recently gave an interview saying that he was going to go on his Bucket List tour in 2016 with a planned stop at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. source: radio

Michael McDonald's first public concert in 2016 will be at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in late April. It will be his first appearance at the popular two-week festival since the late 1980s. source: omaha

Jack DeJohnette Trio w./ Ravi Coltrane & Matt Garrison. ECM Records listed DeJohnette, one of the best and most influential jazz drummers, on its website. source: ecmrecords

The Meters will Reunite In NOLA during the Fest for a show at the renovated Orpheum Theater. source: jambase

Other Rumored Artists to play the Jazz Fest: Ben Harper, Gregg Allman, Van Morrison and Modest Mouse

So when do we see the actual schedule for the 2006 Jazz Fest? Get your red sharpie out and circle Tuesday, January 19th! This year’s official announcement is a few days later than the 2015 announcement. Jazz Fest’s producers were likely letting the ink dry on deals with major acts’ and coordinating schedules.

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