Willie Nelson Leads Country Music at New Orleans Jazz Festival

Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Kid Rock, Jimmy Buffett and John Mellencamp are among the artists announced to perform at this year’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival taking place April 29-May 1 and May 5-8. Also appearing are Robert Plant, the Avett Brothers, Ricky Skaggs, Justin Townes Earle, Wilco and Lucinda Williams. One of the biggest music festivals in the U.S., others on this year’s lineup include Bon Jovi, the Strokes, Tom Jones, Jeff Beck, John Legend & the Roots and Mumford & Sons, along with jazz greats Sonny Rollins and Ahmad Jamal and New Orleans favorites such as the Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.