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Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 26 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 26 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

CrimeStoppers Luncheon

Mar 26 - 26, 2015
Crimestoppers GNO will have its 30th annual awards luncheon and pledge drive at… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 26 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Mar 26 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 26 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 26 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Mar 26 - 29, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Louisiana Crawfish…

Mar 26 - 29, 2015
Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine such as Crawfish pie, Fried Crawfish Tall… more

Ogden After Hours…

Mar 26 - 26, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours for Sarah McCoy. more

Tennessee…

Mar 26 - 29, 2015
A stellar group of literary, theater and musical talent will gather for the… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Mar 26 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Columns Hotel…

Mar 26 - 26, 2015
The Historical Columns Hotel with its "sophiscicated atmosphere" and… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 26 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

The Trio feat. Johnny…

Mar 26 - 26, 2015
Join us for The Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich & special guests. … more

12th Annual Saints…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

America's Hometown…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
In the adventuresome spirit of the weekend's FoodFest, it will bring the best… more

Hogs for the Cause

Mar 27 - 28, 2015
Eighty teams of BBQ competitors, comprised of a mix of some of the region's… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 26 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Jazz Fest 2012 450,000 Fans Attend the Seven-Day Extravaganza

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Mandy DeLong
Marketing & Press Coordinator
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell
mandy@nojazzfest.com

Jazz Fest 2012 Called "The Best Damn Time on the Face of the Earth"
450,000 Fans Attend the Seven-Day Extravaganza

Echoing the sentiments of many who attended the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, the San Francisco Chronicle said this year's event affirmed its position as "the best damn time on the face of the earth." (Link to article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/30/DDEC1OB53K.DTL)

The 2012 Jazz Fest was attended by an estimated 450,000 people over the course of the seven days of the event, marking the highest attendance since 2003.

Highlights of the event included: an all-star celebration of the 50th anniversary of Preservation Hall, featuring Bonnie Raitt, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Rebirth Brass Band, Jazz Fest founder George Wein, and many others; the triumphant return of Bruce Springsteen, his first appearance since his legendary 2006 post-Hurricane Katrina performance; a blazing last-day set by Foo Fighters; the Eagles first-ever Jazz Fest performance; and Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews' numerous appearances throughout the event, including his own scheduled show, as well as with Galactic, Dave Koz, Preservation Hall, and others. Trombone Shorty was also the featured subject of this year's Official Jazz Fest poster, which sold out of the numbered and C-Marque editions, leaving only a very limited number of the signed and Remarque editions available at http://www.art4now.com/.

Relive some of the best of Jazz Fest 2012 by viewing archived performances from the live webcast, powered by Dell and Intel, at www.youtube.com/jazzfest. See Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jimmy Buffett Acoustic, Bon Iver, Zac Brown Band, Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket, and Janelle Monae, and much more.

Next year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is scheduled for April 26 - May 5, 2013. For the most up-to-date Jazz Fest info, visit http://www.nojazzfest.com/.