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17th Annual Martin…

Feb 27 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Feb 27 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Feb 27 - Mar 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Feb 27 - 27, 2015
Join us for a  stellar event, as we celebrate the opening of the… more

Ashé presents the…

Feb 27 - 27, 2015
Based on the book of the same name written by Dr. David A. Anderson. Adapted… more

BODY ELECTRIC Group…

Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2015
Inspired by Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric", this… more

Documentary ‘Big…

Feb 27 - 28, 2015
Join us for the documentary film "Big Charity" at the Joy Theater.… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Feb 27 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Feb 27 - 27, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

Jefferson Arts…

Feb 27 - Mar 15, 2015
Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Feb 27 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

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

Mark Steinmetz: South

Feb 27 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Music at the Mint…

Feb 27 - 27, 2015
Diablos' Horns is a New Orleans brass supergroup with a guitar hero singing… more

Music at the Mint…

Feb 27 - 27, 2015
Guitarists Jimmy Robinson and Cranston Clements have been playing together for… more

New Orleans Celtic…

Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2015
New Orleans Celtic Festival is an annual event dedicated to preserving and… more

Octavia Art Gallery…

Feb 27 - 28, 2015
Edward Bear Miller's figurative, gestural, and bold representations of our… more

Sonic Bloom featuring…

Feb 27 - 27, 2015
Join us for Sonic Bloom featuring Eric "Benny" Bloom. more

Stage Door Canteen…

Feb 27 - Apr 5, 2015
"Always ... Patsy Cline," a musical play, complete with down-home… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Feb 27 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

17th Annual Martin…

Feb 27 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… 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/.