There are many jazz festivals the whole world over, but there is only one of the genre in the city that birthed it: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
In case you missed it, Pensacola’s favorite neighbor announced the 2023 lineup and released tickets for one of the countries largest, most renowned music festivals known more widely as “Jazzfest.”
Spanning over two weekends from April 28-May 7 there is no shortage of superstar talent performing including: Ed Sheeran, Lizzo, Mumford & Sons, Santana, Steve Miller Band, Gary Clark Jr., Leon Bridges, Buddy Guy, Kane Brown, The Lumineers, Melissa Ethridge and hundreds more.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is a 10-day cultural feast in which thousands of musicians, cooks and craftspeople welcome 400,000 visitors each year pumping a mind blowing $350 million a year into the local economy.
Since it’s inception in 1970, Jazzfest has received many honors including being named Festival of the Year four separate times by Polstar Magazine and dubbed “the country’s very best music festival” by Life Magazine — which will come to no surprise when you take a glance at the wide mix of internationally recognized guests who have performed.
Throughout history the most iconic of icons have blessed the 13 stages, among them: Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Fleetwood Mac & Paul Simon.
Beyond the music, Jazzfest is a celebration of the city itself and the diversity of the community that was, and still is, an essential part of life in New Orleans.
Tickets are currently on sale including single day tickets and a limited supply of early bird tickets. See below for tickets all the Jazzfest info your big, music-loving hearts can handle.