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New Orleans Jazz Festival 2018 lineup includes Aretha Franklin, Aerosmith, Sting


The typically massive lineup for this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival includes Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Jimmy Buffett and his Acoustic Airmen, Jack White, Beck, Lionel Richie, David Byrne, Anita Baker, Bonnie Raitt, Khalid, Sheryl Crow, Aaron Neville, Charlie Wilson, Steve Miller Band, Common and Jon Batiste with The Dap-Kings.

The annual event will continue to take place over two weekends – April 27-29 and May 3-6 – at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course for Jazz Fest.

Advanced tickets are $65 ($80 at the gate). Children (ages 2-10) are $5 at the gate only. Tickets are available at and, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.