New Orleans Jazz Fest 2021 lineup: Dead & Company, Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, Lizzo, Wu-Tang and more. See whos playing –

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Dead & Company, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters and Lizzo are set to headline the return of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

The festival today announced the lineup for its 2021 edition, which takes place Friday, October 8, through Sunday, October 17, at the New Orleans Fair Grounds. It’s a big return for the normally springtime festival after having to cancel its 2020 edition and postpone this year’s event due to the pandemic.

Also headlining the 2021 festival are The Black Crowes, Brandi Carlile, Jon Batiste, Demi Lovato, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Wu-Tang Clan feat. The Soul Rebels, and Jimmy Buffett.

Some performers were expected to appear at this year’s festival. Stevie Nicks and Dead & Company were both planned headliners for the 2020 Jazz Fest, and there had been speculation they’d return. A tour announcement by singer Ledisi listed her Jazz Fest appearance, and The Isley Brothers included an Oct. 17 show at the Fair Grounds as part of their 60th anniversary tour. And the concert industry publication Pollstar broke the news that The Black Crowes would play Jazz Fest this year.

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Now that the Jazz Fest lineup with Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, Lizzo and many more has been released, it’s time to start thinking about tickets.

Below is the lineup announced so far for this year’s Jazz Fest:

Dead & Company, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band, Lizzo, Demi Lovato, The Black Crowes, H.E.R., Brandi Carlile, Norah Jones, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Beach Boys, Ludacris, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Jon Batiste, Wu-Tang Clan feat. The Soul Rebels, Ziggy Marley: Songs of Bob Marley, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, The Revivalists, Brittany Howard, Randy Newman, Irma Thomas, Melissa Etheridge, The Isley Brothers, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Boz Scaggs, Rickie Lee Jones, Ledisi, Tower of Power, David Sanborn, Tank and The Bangas, Big Freedia, Chris Isaak, Keb’ Mo’ Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, PJ Morton, Samantha Fish, Tribute to Dr. John, The Count Basie Orchestra, Galactic, Playing for Change Band, Terence Blanchard feat The E-Collective, Rebirth Brass Band, Shovels & Rope, Cyril Neville, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Asleep at the Wheel, Arturo Sandoval, Davell Crawford, El Gran Combo, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers, Martha Redbone Roots Project, Ricky Skaggs, Doug Kershaw, Boyfriend, Charlie Musselwhite, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, The Radiators, Anders Osborne, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Soul Rebels, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Tab Benoit, Leo Nocentelli, Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters, Puss N Boots, Deacon John, The Campbell Brothers, George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Little Freddie King, Nicholas Payton, Kathy Taylor and Favor, David Shaw, Tribute to Bessie Smith, The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Jermaine Landrum & Abundant Praise Revival Choir, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Ronnie Lamarque, We are One and Divine Ladies Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, and more.

The remainder of the lineup will be announced next month, Jazz Fest says.

This is part of ongoing coverage of the 2021 Jazz Fest announcement. Check back shortly for more.

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