The Who, Dead & Company, Stevie Nicks, The Black Crowes and More Lead Jazz Fest 2020 Lineup

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It has been announced that the 2020 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will feature performances by the likes of The Who, Dead & Company, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Lionel Richie, The Lumineers, The Black Crowes, Lenny Kravitz, Brandi Carlile, The Beach Boys and many more.

The tagline for Jazz Fest 2020 is “Right Place, Right Time,” nodding to the late, great NOLA icon Dr. John. As per usual, a number of the Crescent City’s own performers will take the stage at the Fairgrounds, from Irma Thomas to Aaron Neville to Tank & The Bangas to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners.

A very special Wu-Tang Clan set will feature NOLA’s Soul Rebels brass band, and – as per tradition – Big Chief Monk Boudreaux will appear with the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians.

“Celebrating 51 years, ‘Jazz Fest’ continues to showcase the most important names in music both locally and nationally,” reads an official statement. “Celebrating decades of musical and cultural memories, Jazz Fest stands alone in presenting the highest caliber artists in such varied genres as gospel, blues, traditional and contemporary jazz, rock, R&B, Cajun, country, zydeco and much more.”

Nicks makes her return to the festival this year, following Fleetwood Mac’s cancellation in 2019 due to illness (the band was later replaced by Widespread Panic).

The event will also nod to fallen NOLA icons with Tributes to Dr. John and Art Neville.

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The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will take place from April 23 – 26 and April 30 – May 3, 2020 at the

Check out the full lineup below:

Jazz Fest 2020
The Who
Dead & Company
Stevie Nicks
Foo Fighters
Lionel Richie
The Lumineers
The Black Crowes
Lenny Kravitz
Brandi Carlile
The Avett Brothers
Norah Jones
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Erykah Badu
The Beach Boys
The Revivalists
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Of Monsters and Men
Irma Thomas
Nicky Jam
Wu- Tang Clan featuring The Soul Rebels
John Prine
Maggie Rogers
Nile Rodgers & CHIC
Aaron Neville
Buddy Guy
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Jimmy Cliff
Brittany Howard
Jon Batiste & Friends
The Isley Brothers
Tank and The Bangas
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
Chick Corea: Vigilette
Keb’ Mo’
Kool & the Gang
Rickie Lee Jones
Big Freedia
Anthony Hamilton
Chris Isaak
Jenny Lewis
PJ Morton
Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective
The War And Treaty
The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Mike Campbell & TDK
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
Cyril Neville
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
David Sanborn with special guest Randy Brecker
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Fred Hammond
The Radiators
Anders Osborne
Samantha Fish
Shovels & Rope
Tab Benoit
Charlie Musselwhite
Lowrider Band
Tribute to Dr. John
Tribute to Art Neville
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes
Walter Wolfman Washington
Boyfriend, Asleep at the Wheel
The Subdudes
Doug Kershaw
Molly Tuttle
Puss N Boots
Marcia Ball
Playing For Change Band
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band pays tribute to Dave Bartholomew
Arturo Sandoval
John Scofield & Dave Holland Duo
Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers
Rebirth Brass Band
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Cowboy Mouth
Davell Crawford
Low Cut Connie
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Pirulo y La Tribu of Puerto Rico
George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners
Antonio Sánchez & Migration
New Breed Brass Band
Sweet Crude
Les Filles de Illighadad of Niger
Great Gambian Griots: Jali Bakary Konteh and Pa Bobo Jobarteh
Hot 8 Brass Band
Ellis Marsalis
Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
Baby Boyz Brass Band
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas
Tracksuit Wedding
Savoy Family Cajun Band
Banu Gibson
C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
William Prince
Ranky Tanky
Plena Libre
La Tribu de Abrante of Puerto Rico, Ronnie
New Orleans Gospel Soul Children
Tyronne Foster & The Arc Singers
Martha Redbone
Fi Yi Yi & the Mandingo Warriors
Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen
Michael Stuart
PJ Sin Suela
John Boutte
Original Pigeon Town Steppers and Original New Orleans Lady Buckjumpers Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs
Deacon John
Big Chief Monk and the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians
& hundreds more

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