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New Orleans Jazz Fest 2017 to feature Stevie Wonder, Lorde, Tom Petty, Usher and the Roots

By Staff Writer on Jan 29, 2017 11:21 AM EST

The New Orleans Jazz Fest 2017 is coming up this Spring, showcasing the talents of today's biggest stars in the music industry. The lineup of performers for the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was revealed, headlined by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Usher with the Roots, and Lorde.

A total of 500 artists is expected to perform for the yearly musical gathering, which will take place at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course, the Rolling Stone reported. The musical event will be split into two parts, the first happening on April 28 to 30 while the final act will be on May 4 to 7.

According to Philly, the April 28th to 30th Jazz Fest will feature Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Alabama Shakes, Nas and the Soul Rebels, Usher and the Roots, Alabama Shakes and Lorde. From May 4th to 7th, Stevie Wonder, Wilco, The Meters, Trombone Shorty and Snoop Dog are set to take over the festival.

The New Orleans Jazz Fest highlights the homegrown musical talents of the NOLA region, although the festival has also been inviting huge music icons outside New Orleans. For this year, the non-natives performing at the festival include Kings of Leon, Trey Anastasio Band, Elle King, Pitbull, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Meghan Trainor and Maroon 5.

On the other hand, Louisiana's very own Harry Connick Jr., Irma Thomas, Dr. John, The Meters, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Aaron Neville, John Batiste with Stay Human, Big Freedia, Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots, plus many others are expected to be present at the New Orleans Jazz Fest 2017. The majority of the festival's lineup is comprised of the New Orleans talents, as the event continues to promote the region's rich culture and history with jazz music. Likewise, this year's Jazz Fest will pay tribute to the late Buckwheat Zydeco.

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