Lionel Richie & Cassandra Wilson, Steve Miller Band & The Doobie Brothers, Paolo Fresu, Manu Katché, Robert Glasper, Allen Toussaint, Sonny Rollins, Bobby McFerrin, Herbie Hancock, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Wanda Jackson, Dave Brubeck, George Benson, Smokey Robinson, Joan Armatrading, Cyndi Lauper, Lewis Furey, Ben E. King, Daniel Lanois, Gipsy Kings, Boz Scaggs, Terence Blanchard are just a few of the shows slated for this year's Jazz Fest. With a projected total of more than 600 concerts - most of them free - the city will be taken over by music.
The festival opens this Friday, and here are the shows that will take place over the weekend:
Here's the link to a map of the Quartier des Spectacles, the newly-revamped area where most shows will happen.
And here's the link to the full program on the festival's official website.
And a video of last year's festival....