In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is ready to hold its annual Jazz and Heritage Festival. Scheduled to take place April 28-30 and May 5-7, festival organizers have on Wednesday Feb 15th, 2006 announced a lineup of artists to perform at the event.
The names tapped to headline the fest include the likes of Keith Urban, Fats Domino, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Yolanda Adams. Besides, there will also any other famous musicians like Dave Matthews Band, Lionel Richie and Jimmy Buffett in addition to the city's most famous musicians, many of whom are seasoned performers.
Just like the way it used to be, the fest will be held at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, a horse-racing track that flooded and was seriously damaged by the storm. Speaking on the event, claimed as a homecoming for many musicians, Quint Davis, the festival producer said "The true heart and soul of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, as with New Orleans itself, is music. It's the force that drives and defines us. It's not just for entertainment, but it feeds our soul."