New Orleans Jazz Festival 2012 Lineup Announced!

When you have a festival that stretches over two weekends (April 27-May 6, 2012), there’s going to be a big lineup, and this year’s New Orlean’s Jazz Festival is no exception. Tom Petty, John Mayer, Al Green, Trombone Shorty, Bon Iver, and Jill Scott will be featured…and that’s just the first weekend.

The second stretch’s headliners include The Neville Brothers, Eagles, Foo Fighters, Herbie Hancock, My Morning Jacket, and Ne-Yo along with another sprawling lineup. Right off the bat it doesn’t seem like there’s many repeat acts between the two weekends.

The first weekend of Jazz Fest (April 27-29) will run you $120 while the second adds an extra day (May 3-6) and boasts a $160 price tag. Single day tickets are available for each day at the gate for $65. Buy earlybird tickets and save up to $20 off that single day price.

So, which weekend are you hitting?

via New Orleans Jazz Festival

2012 New Orleans Jazz Festival Weekend 1
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
John Mayer
Al Green
Trombone Shorty
Bon Iver
Jill Scott
Allen Toussaint
Janelle Monae
Dr. John & the Lower 911
Iron & Wine
Yolanda Adams
Pete Fountain
Feist
Steel Pulse
Dianne Reeves
Gomez
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Dave Koz
GIVERS
Israel & New Breed
Tab Benoit
Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Cowboy Mouth
Bobby Rush
Chuck Leavell & Friends
Amanda Shaw
Sonny Landreth
Gary Clark Jr.
Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Band feat. Terence Blanchard
Papa Grows Funk
Ellis Marsalis
Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters
Cheikh Lô
Buckwheat Zydeco
Evelyn Turrentine-Agee
Voice of the Wetlands Allstars
The Texas Tornados feat. Flaco Jiminez, Augie Myers, and Shawn Sahm
Nicholas Payton
Ironin’ Board Sam
The New Orleans Bingo! show
Soul Rebels
Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs
Eric Lindell
Irma Thomas’ Tribute to Mahalia Jackson
Corey Harris
James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars
Lindigo of Reunion Islands feat. Fixi
Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots
Pine Leaf Boys
Luther Kent
The Dixie Cups
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas
Dee-1
Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes
Sasha Masakowski
New Orleans Klezmer Allstars
C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band,
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians
Khris Royal & Dark Matter
Los Po-Boy-Citos
Butch Thompson
Treme Brass Band
Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band feat. Thais Clark
Savoy Music Center of Eunice Saturday Cajun Jam
Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie
Leyla Mccalla
Roddie Romero & the Hub-City Allstars
Midnite Disturbers
Bill Summers & Jazalsa
Peter Martin
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
Jewel Brown & the Heritage Hall Jazz Band
Tribute to Alex Chilton feat. Dave Pirner, Alex McMurray, Susan Cowsill, and Rene Coman
Stephanie Jordan
Stooges Brass Band
Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band
The Classic New Orleans Revue feat. Frankie Ford, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, and Robert “Barefootin” Parker with Blue Eyed Soul
Tribute to Wardell Quezergue feat. Jean Knight, The Dixie Cups, and more,
Bucktown Allstars
Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue
Lil’ Buck Sinegal
James Rivers Movement
Victor Goines
Fredy Omar con su Banda
Kristin Diable & the City
Washboard Rodeo
Panorama Jazz Band
Kirk Joseph’s Tuba Tuba
Leah Chase
The Batiste Brothers
Brice Miller & the Mahogany Brass Band
Shades of Praise: New Orleans Interracial Gospel Choir
Lars Edegran and the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra
Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders
Betty Winn & One A-Chord
Guitar Lightnin’ Lee & the Thunder Band
City of Love Music & Worship Arts
Tim Laughlin
Lionel Ferbos & the Palm Court Jazz Band
The Revivalists
Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone
Empress Hotel
Brother Tyrone & the Mindbenders
Cindy Scott
Watson Memorial Music Ministry
The Electrifying Crown Seekers
Bamboula 2000
Ivoire Spectacle feat. Seguenon Kone
Ingrid Lucia
Paulin Brothers Brass Band
The Courtyard Kings
Dukes of Dixieland
Kevin Bryan
D.L. Menard & the Louisiana Aces
Real Untouchables Brass Band
Semolian Warriors Mardi Gras Indians
Clive Wilson’s New Orleans Serenaders with Butch Thompson
High Ground Drifters Bluegrass Band
Beth Patterson & Potent Bathers
Marc Stone
Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys
Erika Flowers
Tonia Powell & the Left Field Band
Henry Gray & the Cats
Women in Jazz
Ernie Vincent & the Top Notes
Hadley J. Castille Family & the Sharecroppers Cajun Band
Chris Clifton & His All-Stars
Meschiya Lake & dem Lil’ Big Horns
Tom McDermott & Friends
Jeremy Lyons with Members of Morphine
Leo Jackson & the Melody Clouds
Gospel Soul Children
Cameron Dupuy & the Cajun Troubadours
Louis Ford & His Dixie Flairs
Riccardo Crespo & Sol Brasil
101 Runners
Creole Wild West and Golden Star Hunters Mardi Gras Indians
Storyville Stompers Brass Band
Jamil Sharif
Pastor Jai Reed
Tonia Scott & Anointed Voices
Secondline Jammers, Men of Class, Family Ties, Dumaine Gang, and Divine Ladies Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs
Lois Dejean Gospel Diva
Pat Casey & the New Sound
DJ Soul Sister
E’Dana & Company
Black Mohawk, Black Foot Hunters, and Geronimo Hunters Mardi Gras Indians
Northwestern University Jazz Ensemble
Young Pinstripe Brass Band
The Heavenly Melodies Gospel Singers
New Wave Brass Band
Red White & Blue, Wild Mohicans, Golden Comanche, and Seminoles Mardi Gras Indians
Loyola University Jazz Ensemble
Keep N It Real, We Are One, Zulu, and Big Nine Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs
Johnette Downing
Morning Star Mass Choir
The Bester Singers
The Sammy Rimington International Band
The Dynamic Smooth Family Gospel Singers
Tulane University Jazz Band
Tornado Brass Band
Archdiocese of New Orleans Gospel Choir
Golden Voices Community Choir
Olympia Aid, New Look and The First Division Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs
Bishop Sean Elder & the Mount Hermon BC Mass Choir
The Wimberly Family
Josh Kagler & Harmonistic Praise Crusade
Big Steppers, Untouchables, and Furious Five Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs
Black Eagles Mardi Gras Indians
Reverend Jermaine Landrum & the Abundant Praise Revival Choir
Rev. Jermaine Landrum & Abundant Praise Revival Choir
Miss Claudia & her Biergartners
Asociacion de Peruanos en Louisiana
Young Band Nation Blues Project
Ayla Miller
The Jones Sisters
GrayHawk
Alana Villavaso
N’Fungola Sibo West African Dance Company
Comanche Hunters Mardi Gras Indians

2102 New Orleans Jazz Festival Weekend 2
The Neville BrothersThe Neville Brothers
Eagles
Foo Fighters
Zac Brown Band
Herbie Hancock and his Band
My Morning Jacket
Ne-Yo
Bunny Wailer
Bonnie Raitt
Paulina Rubio
Irma Thomas
Maze feat. Frankie Beverly
Florence + the Machine
Rodrigo y Gabriella
Galactic
Esperanza Spalding
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Levon Helm Band with special guest Mavis Staples,
Steve Earle
Little Anthony & The Imperials
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
Ani DiFranco
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
Bruce Hornsby
Asleep at the Wheel
funky Meters
Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s 50th Anniversary Jam
David Sanborn and Joey DeFrancesco
Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers
Zebra
Aaron Neville
Rebirth Brass Band
Better Than Ezra
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Marcia Ball
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Bounce Shake Down feat. Big Freedia, Katey Red, Keedy Black, and DJ Poppa
Sarah Jarosz
Pedrito Martinez
Anders Osborne
Charmaine Neville Band
Jon Cleary
Deacon John
Bombino of Niger
Donald Harrison
George Porter, Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners
Bonerama
Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters
Glen Hansard
John Mooney & Bluesiana
Theresa Andersson
Honey Island Swamp Band
Regina Carter’s “Reverse Thread”
Big Chief Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias
James Cotton “Superharp” Band
Mia Borders
John Boutté
Wayne Toups & ZyDeCajun
Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic
Supagroup
MyNameIsJohnMichael
Bill Miller
Joints Jumpin’
Astral Project
Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
Jeremy Davenport
Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Orchestra
Glen David Andrews
Boutté Family Sunday Praise
Wycliff Gordon
Ruby Wilson’s Tribute to Bessie Smith & Ma Rainey
Little Freddie King Blues Band
Iguanas
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers
Lost Bayou Ramblers
Hurray For The Riff Raff
Gregg Stafford’s Jazz Hounds
Hot Club of New Orleans
Germaine Bazzle
Andrew Duhon
Rotary Downs
Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove
New Orleans Nightcrawlers
Bobby Lounge
Cheick Hamala Diabate
Silky Sol
Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste
Leroy Jones & New Orleans’ Finest
New Birth Brass Band
The Malone Brothers
Marlon Jordan Quartet
Roland Guerin
Zion Harmonizers
Wendell Brunious & the Music Masters
Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band
Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show
OTRA
Mac Arnold & Plate Full o’ Blues
Amina Figarova Sextet
Feufollet
Banu Gibson
Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans
The Stars of Heaven
Red Stick Ramblers
Rumba Buena
Magnolia Jazz Band of Norway feat. Topsy Chapman
Kipori “Baby Wolf” Woods
Lil’ Nathan & the Zydeco Bigtimers
Jambalaya Cajun Band
Flow Tribe
Free Agents Brass Band
Spencer Bohren
Guitar Masters feat. Jimmy Robinson, Phil DeGruy, John Rankin, and Cranston Clements
George French & the New Orleans Storyville Jazz Band
Mariachi Jalisco
Jim McCormick Band
The Revealers
Black Feathers, Black Seminoles, and Red Hawk Mardi Gras Indians
Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys
Hot 8 Brass Band
The Raymond A. Myles Singers 30th Anniversary
Mas Mamones
Jo “Cool” Davis with Sugarboy Crawford
Mem Shannon
Blodie’s Jazz Jam
Vivaz!
ELS
A Living Tribute to Harold Battiste
Creole String Beans
Michael Ward
Golden Blade and Fi Yi Yi Mardi Gras Indians
Original Pinettes Brass Band
Forgotten Souls Brass Band
Patrice Fisher & Arpa & the Garifuna Connection
The Johnson Extension
Joe Hall & the Cane Cutters
Orange Kellin’s New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra
Mark Braud
Nayo Jones
Reggie Hall & the Twilighters feat. Lady Bee
Belton Richard & the Musical Aces
Phillip Manuel
Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band
New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra
Pinstripe Brass Band
New Orleans Spiritualettes
Jockimo’s Groove feat. War Chief Juan
Ted Winn
Sam Doores & the Tumbleweeds
AsheSon
Young Tuxedo Jazz Band
Tommy Sancton’s New Orleans Legacy Band
Kim Che’re
Kid Simmons’ Local International Allstars
Robert Jardell
Tarriona “Tank” Ball & the BlackStar Bangas
Erica Falls
Baritone Bliss
Kumbuka African Dance & Drum Collective
TBC Brass Band
The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders
Lesa Cormier & the Sundown Playboys
Tyronne Foster & the Arc Singers
Donnie Bolden & the Spirit of Elijah
Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
Cha Wa
Cynthia Girtley
Rocks of Harmony
Val & Love Alive Fellowship Choir
Connie Jones & the Crescent City Jazz Band
Julio y Cesar
Brass Bed
Lynn Drury
Kora Connection feat. Morikeba Kouyate and Thierno Dioubate
Kelcy Mae
Connie & Dwight with the St. Raymond/St. Leo the Great Choir
McDonogh #35 High School Gospel Choir
Mighty Supremes
Lyle Henderson & Emmanu-El
Yvette Landry Band
VIP Ladies, Original Big 7, and Original Four Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs
Zulu Male Ensemble
Zazou City
John Lawrence & Ven Pa’ Ca Flamenco Dancers
Guitar Slim Jr.
Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters
Wild Tchoupitoulas, Wild Apaches, Cherokee Hunters, and Young Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians
Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble
Forever Jones Family
Woodshed: Trombone
J. Monque’D Blues Band
Kristi Guillory & the Midtown Project
Ceasar Elloie
Revolution, Ladies of Unity, Scene Boosters, Ole N Nu Style Fellas, and Lady Jetsetters Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs
Kenneth Terry Brass Band
Gregory Agid
Brother Dege
Palmetto Bug Stompers
Kid Chocolate
Seva Venet & the Storyville String Band
Kinfolk Brass Band
St. Joseph the Worker Choir
DJ Captain Charles
Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony
Golden Sioux, Young Cherokee, Big Chief Trouble & Trouble Nation, and Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indians
Voices of Peter Claver
Pastor Terry Gullage & the Mount Calvary Voice of Redemption Choir
Pastor Tyrone Jefferson
New Orleans Indian Rhythm Section
Gospel Inspirations of Boutte
Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys
O. Perry Walker Charter High School Choir
Eleanor McMain Singing Mustangs
The Pfister Sisters
First Emanuel Baptist Church Choir
Wild Red Flame, Buffalo Hunters, and Apache Hunters Mardi Gras Indians
High Steppers Brass Band
Tanya & Dorise
Matthew Davidson
Westbank Steppers, Valley of Silent Men, Pigeon Town Steppers, New Generation, and Undefeated Divas Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs
Culu Children’s Traditional African Dance Company
14 and Under Cajun Band
David & Roselyn
Smitty Dee’s Brass Band
N’Kafu African Dance
Baby Boyz Brass Band
New Orleans Hispano-America Dance Group
Versailles Lion Dance Team
Young Fellaz Brass Band
Judy Stock
Eulenspeigel Puppets
Lady Rollers, Original C.T.C. Steppers, Nine Times Ladies, Prince of Wales, and Original Lady Buckjumpers Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs
Opera a la Carte
Young Guardians of the Flame
Stephen Foster’s Foster Family Program

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