The programme of the next year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was announced this morning, Huffington Post informs. Among the many bands that will perform at the 2012 Jazz Fest are also Eagles, Tom Petty and the Foo Fighters.
The concerts will be held during April 27 and May 6 at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. The Jazz Fest is the perfect occasion for people to celebrate the existing variety of music genres, such as, gospel, rhythm and blues, Cajun and zydeco, besides jazz.
The majority of the bands and artists who will perform during the festival come from Louisiana, New Orleans. However, there will also be numerous internationally famous bands – Zac Brown Band, Herbie Hancock, My Morning Jacket, Bonnie Raitt, Al Green, Jill Scott and Florence & the Machine – whom spectators can’t wait to see.
According to Quint Davis, the producer of the festival, the 2012 edition of the show is meant to attract listeners of all types of genres. He promised fans that they will not be disappointed because the next year’s festival will offer “the best of both worlds”. Davis is all the more excited about the New Orleans show because it is the first time when the Eagles and Tom Petty will be on the same stage.
The organizers of the show told the press that people were asking for Eagles performances for a long time and they weren’t able to fulfill their wishes. This year, however, jazz fans have all the reasons to be happy as Eagles, Tom Petty and Foo Fighters will all sing at the festival.
We should expect many other surprises from the producers of the show. Based on Davis’ statements, the 2012 festival will also host a 50th anniversary celebration of Preservation Hall, the French Quarter venue which was founded in 1961 to protect and honor New Orleans jazz. In addition, the Mardi Gras Indians will be able to display their collections of photos, costumes and music in a special pavilion.
People are very interested in the Mardi Gras Indians thanks to the HBO television series “Treme”. As a consequence, those who are interested in learning more about their culture can take part in the lecture series, costume demonstrations and photo displays that will be held next year.