Jazz Fest adds extra day for 2019, pushes up opening date

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation announced Thursday that it'll be adding another day to the Jazz Fest lineup for 2019, pushing up the starting date to Thursday, April 25.

by Mary Staes
November 9, 2018

Get your shrimp boots ready for more fun in the sun (or mud) at the Fair Grounds!

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation announced Friday that it’ll be adding another day to the Jazz Fest lineup for 2019, pushing up the starting date to Thursday, April 25.

That means both of the event’s weekends will run from Thursday to Sunday.

Organizers also announced the festival’s opening day would be dubbed “Locals Thursday” and anyone with a valid Louisiana ID can purchase two discounted $50 tickets, instead of the usual $80 at the gate.

The festival lineup will be announced in December, but we’re sure it’ll please. Last year’s headliners included Anita Baker, Jimmy Buffett, Sting and Lionel Ritchie.

The fest now runs the weekends of April 25-28 and May 2-5.

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether...

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