The fall Jazz Fest lineup is in and Foo Fighters, Dead and Company, Stevie Nicks, Jimmy Buffet, Lizzo, and other stars are all scheduled to headline the festival’s return after a year and a half off.

Jazz Fest Producer Quint Davis said hotel rooms are already starting to fill up and folks are excited to head to the Fairgrounds October 8th through the 17th.

“Two Aprils went by with no festival so people are pent up, they’re coming, we expect a big full-on festival,” said Davis.

The lineup is awfully similar to the one we were supposed to have in April of 2020. Davis said those artists were itching to get back to New Orleans.

“The artists have really been loyal to the festival and it is not simple because this is in October, and we had them lined up for April so it is a whole different part of the year,” said Davis.

Jazz Fest will run for six days, Friday-Saturday-Sunday of both weekends. The full schedule will be available to the public next month.

Festival-goers will be treated to a cool fall breeze but Davis said the plan is to return to the usual spring dates starting next year.

“So we’re actually looking at booking the next one now,” said Davis. “It’s pretty ironic we just missed two festivals and now we are going to have two festivals so I guess we’re going to catch up!”

3-day weekend passes are on sale now and single-day passes will be available starting in July.

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