The 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
begins one month from today (April 24-29 and April 30-May 3) at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The festival released its daily schedules (or "cubes")
Festival headliners include The Who, Elton John, Steve Winwood, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga, Hozier, No Doubt, The Meters, Jimmy Buffett, John Legend, Lenny Kravitz, Jimmy Cliff, T.I. and many others.
Jazz Fest also released the featured crafts vendors, food vendors and Louisiana Folklife participants. The festival usual features the music and culture of another country in its Cultural Pavilion. This year, it will honor the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) and its 40th anniversary.
Big Chief Theodore "Bo" Dollis, who died Jan. 20, is featured on the official Jazz Fest poster. The New Orleans City Council has proclaimed April 24, Jazz Fest's opening day, Bo Dollis Day. Rita Dollis, Bo Dollis' surviving spouse, thanked Jazz Fest and the city. She also thanked Jazz Fest for its support of the New Orleans Musicians Clinic
, which she said treated Dollis.
Jazz Fest producer Quint Davis announced that the festival had extended its partnership with the Fair Grounds, and the event will be held there through 2020.
Twenty-one hours of festival coverage will be broadcast on AXS TV May 1-3.
Advance purchase single-day tickets are $58 — available through April 23 for the first weekend and through April 29 for the second weekend. Tickets cost $70 at the gate. A child's ticket costs $5, available at the gate only.