Sunday, January 11, 2015

Jazz Fest 2015

Tomorrow is announcement day for two big festivals on the Gulf Coast. We'll leave aside the lineup for Gulf Shores, AL's Hangout Festival, but the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival occupies a special place in our hearts. We think this year's top acts, pop, rock, and jazz, will include the following:

Elton John (2nd Sat)
The Who (1st Sat)
possibly one of the following: Jimmy Buffett, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder
Tony Bennett (and Lady Gaga?) (1st wknd)
Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea (1st wknd)
Neil Diamond (1st Sun)
Steve Winwood (2nd wknd)
No Doubt (2nd Fri)
Dr. John
Wilco (1st Fri or 2nd Sun)
My Morning Jacket and/or Widespread Panic (Thu?)
Steely Dan
George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic
Eric Burdon and the Animals (2nd wknd)
T.I. (2nd Sat)
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (2nd Sun)
Robert Cray (1st wknd)
Bobby Rush (with Take Me to the River?) (2nd wknd)
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn (1st Sun)
Jimmie Vaughan (1st wknd)
Diana Krall (2nd wknd)
Neutral Milk Hotel (2nd wknd)
Terence Blanchard and/or Branford Marsalis
Delbert McClinton (second Sunday)
Chris Botti (2nd wknd)
Brian Blade and Fellowship Band (2nd wknd)
Cowboy Mouth
Hozier (2nd wknd)
Reverend Horton Heat (2nd wknd)
Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys

Some maybes: Andrew McMahon, Angus & Julia Stone, Beck, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, D'Angelo, Eli Young Band, the Grateful Dead, Ben Harper and Innocent Criminals, Kings of Leon, Tame Impala, Tim McGraw, Joshua Redman, Usher, The War on Drugs, Cassandra Wilson

Some possibile-but-unlikelies: AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac

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