The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival gets some big name headliners
Gibson reports that the 2012 festival, which takes place on the weekends of 27 April and 6 May, focuses largely on Louisiana based bands over approximately a dozen stages.
Other nationally renowned acts who will accent the event include the Zac Brown Band, Al Green, Bonnie Raitt and My Morning Jacket. Still, roughly 85 percent of the lineup hails from Louisiana. "This festival really offers the best of both worlds," said Quint Davis, the festival’s producer. "The heart and soul of the festival is all the Louisiana artists, but added to that is the very best of all these other genres.”
Davis said he’s especially excited about landing both Tom Petty and the Eagles. "They’ve been on our most-in-demand list for years,” Davis said. "They are both legendary groups that you hope someday you can get. To have both in the same year, and on top of that have the Foo Fighters, [is] amazing.”
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