The lineup is finally here! It’s bigger and across more genres than I’ve ever seen. There is definitely something for everyone. Don’t forget the Southern Comfort Bed and Breakfast can acquire tickets for our guests and friends at the gate price ( $43) which avoids the Ticketmaster fees. Big savings! Just let me know via email, deadline is March 15th.
Some of the 2011 Jazz Fest headliners are:
Jimmy Buffett – Bon Jovi – John Mellencamp - Kid Rock- Willie Nelson – Robert Plant – Lauryn Hill – Jeff Beck – Tom Jones – Sonny Rollins – Cyndi Lauper – John Legend – Bobby Blue Bland – Arlo Guthrie – Fantasia – Kenny G - Gregg Allman – Robert Cray – Ricky Skaggs. I may go fight the crowds for Cyndi, Robert Plant and Keb Mo.
But, as always, my favorites are our local talent. These are my headliners:
Trombone Shorty – Marcia Ball – Allen Toussaint – Dr. John – Irma Thomas – Pete Fountain – Galactic – Kermit Ruffins – John Boutte – Rebirth Brass Band – Papa Grows Funk – Tab Benoit – Soul Rebels Brass Band -Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Jon Cleary – Irvin Mayfield – Jumpin Johnny Sansone, Glen David Andrews – Deacon John – Zachary Richard and Anders Osborne.
See the daily music and parade schedule for both weekends.
My front porch ferns and much of our tropical gardens are covered for the 5th time this winter….now I dreamin’ about the warm sun of late spring and a Jazz Fest mango freeze!