Bingkai Karya – The iconic New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival returns in 2024 with a bigger and brighter bang, boasting a star-studded lineup and an extended duration sure to tantalize any music lover’s palate. Prepare yourselves for two electrifying weekends, from April 25 to May 5, as musical giants take the stage and celebrate the unique blend of heritage and rhythm that defines New Orleans.
Headlining the festival with their legendary swagger are The Rolling Stones, gracing the stage on what would have been “Locals Thursday.” To accommodate their appearance, Jazz Fest has generously added a day to the festivities, making April 25 the new “Locals Thursday” with special $50 tickets for Louisiana residents. Get ready for a rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza like no other!
But the music doesn’t stop there. Renowned country crooner Chris Stapleton, the ever-energetic Foo Fighters, and rap royalty Queen Latifah join the headliner ranks, promising explosive performances across genres. Local hero Jon Batiste, fresh off his GRAMMY Awards triumph, brings the heart and soul of New Orleans to the stage, ensuring an authentic Crescent City experience.
The roster continues to dazzle with an array of musical gems. Hozier’s soulful crooning, The Killers’ electrifying stage presence, and Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals’ infectious grooves guarantee unforgettable sets. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Legends like Bonnie Raitt and Earth, Wind & Fire share the stage with contemporary stars like Rhiannon Giddens and Fantasia, creating a musical tapestry that spans generations and styles.
The festival also pays homage to the late, great Jimmy Buffett with the Coral Reefer Band, keeping his island vibes alive and kicking. For a taste of global rhythms, head to the Cultural Exchange Pavilion, where Colombia takes center stage with 17 bands showcasing the infectious energy of salsa, cumbia, champeta, and more. Immerse yourself in Colombian art, savor traditional dishes from food vendors, and experience the vibrancy of daily parades.
This year’s Jazz Fest promises an unforgettable culinary and cultural journey, alongside a musical smorgasbord guaranteed to satisfy every taste. Mark your calendars, grab your dancing shoes, and prepare to be swept away by the magic of New Orleans!