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New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival celebrates 50 years with The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Katy Perry among headliners

The 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will be celebrated with a huge lineup including The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Katy Perry, Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band, Chris Stapleton, Pitbull, Santana, Van Morrison, Al Green and many, many more genre-spanning artists.

Although the fest has attracted major rock and pop stars for years, the anniversary show is intended to spotlight a “Who’s Who of Louisiana and Jazz Fest legends” along with some first-timers.

The festival will also honor some of the artists with history in New Orleans with tribute performances dedicated to Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Jellyroll Morton, Professor Longhair, Mahalia Jackson and more. A special musical homage will also be performed in memory of Aretha Franklin. 

The two-weekend event will take place April 25-28 and May 2-5 (The Rolling Stones will play May 2 with a day-specific ticket available for $185).

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 18 for $75 (single day). The price changes to $75 after Feb. 1 through April 24 and then increases to $85 at the gate. 

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Tickets are available at www.nojazzfest.com and www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.  

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