Jazz Fest to mark 50th anniversary with an extra day
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Music lovers will get an extra day this year at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
The festival’s management announced Friday that they will add another day as a way to honor the festival’s 50th anniversary.
The new day will be Thursday April 25.
That will take the festival from seven days to eight days spread out over two weekends.
The festival will run April 25-28 and May 2-5.
Locals will also be able to get in for $50 on the first Thursday by showing Louisiana ID.
The festival lineup will be announced in December.
The New Orleans festival has hosted big-name musical acts such as Bruce Springsteen, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Elton John and also showcases hundreds of performers from Louisiana.