Jazz Fest 2011: Where are you, Lineup?!?

George Clinton // Photo by Douglas Mason

After a week or so of real, actual winter conditions (ya know, temperatures in the 40s, 30s and even 20s — although people to the North would surely scoff at the notion of calling such balmy temperatures “Winter”), today was a brief teaser towards the eminence of Springtime and a reprieve from wearing those winter clothes that don’t otherwise get much use. There is perhaps no better time to live here in New Orleans than Spring with festivals and/or parades almost weekly, crawfish boils, excellent weather. One thing that I’ve learned in my time here that people do a whole lot during Winter (if we can really even call it that here with a straight face) to pass the time (that is in years when the Saints don’t win the Super Bowl) is talk a great deal about their:

(1) Mardi Gras plans’ and (2) Who they are most excited to see at Jazz Fest

I can only talk about Mardi Gras so much before I run out of genuine excitement and I don’t have too many ideas as to who will be headlining like I would for Coachella or Bonnaroo, so having rambled on and on I must now ask:

(1) WHEN WILL THE LINEUP BE ANNOUNCED? (Announced in mid-December last year);

and

(2) WHO IS PLAYING?

I’ve heard whispers of Tom Petty and ’s name has already popped up the JamBase calendar, other than that I’m eagerly awaiting an announcement that has to come out in the next 72 hours (right?).

Until the lineup is released, just look back to last year’s lineup and reminisce…

January 18, 2011 |  by  |  Jazz Fest
About the author

Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
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