The likes of Rod Stewart, Norah Jones and Brad Paisley are among the headliners for this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The threesome will join other performers, including Irma Thomas, Dr. John and Allen Toussaint just to name a few.
The festival, spanning two weekends in April and May, will feature hundreds of the city's most beloved musicians and a host of national headliners at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, a horse-racing track that flooded and was seriously damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
The first weekend of the festival, takes place April 27-29, will see performances from Stewart, Van Morrison, Jones, Paisley, Ludacris and Bonnie Raitt. As of the second weekend, May 4-6, headliners include Steely Dan, ZZ Top, John Legend, Counting Crows and New Edition.
Has been slated to close the festival is Harry Connick Jr.. The New Orleans native is expected to perform selections from his "Oh, My Nola" album, due out next Tuesday January 30th on Sony BMG's Sony label. Tickets went on sale since Thursday January 25th. Click on http://www.nojazzfest.com for more on the fest.