New Orleans Jazz Festival lineup taps Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Snoop Dogg

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Stevie Wonder will help honor Prince. Akili-Casundria Ramsess/Special to the AJC.
Stevie Wonder is one of the big names for this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Akili-Casundria Ramsess/Special to the AJC.

Stevie Wonder is one of the big names for this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Akili-Casundria Ramsess/Special to the AJC.

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI

The 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival lineup is a typically mindboggling assortment of artists that mixes Louisiana heritage with top-drawer pop and rock names.

Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Snoop Dogg, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Beck, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, Julio Iglesias, Janelle Monae, Nick Jonas, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Lauryn Hill, J. Cole and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are a small sampling of the 500-plus acts on this year’s docket.

(The complete day-by-day schedule is available here: http://lineup.nojazzfest.com.)

The fest will, a usual, take place April 22-24 and April 28-May 1 at the Fair Grounds Race Course and feature a dozen performance stages.

The culture of Belize will take the spotlight at the 2016 Cultural Exchange Pavilion, which will feature performances by artists from the country, as well as a curated area with Belizean arts and crafts.

Tickets for Jazz Fest are on sale now at the early bird single-day price of $60; on Feb. 3, that price increases to $65. Gate price is $75 (tickets for children 2-10 are $5 and available only at the gate). Tickets can be purchased at www.nojazzfest.com and www.ticketmaster.com.

Information on travel packages is also available at www.nojazzfest.com.

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