New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is coming up quick and will have a noteworthy new outlet for all to enjoy. “Jazz Fest” is a widely known musical experience that has been taking place for many generations. Starting in 1970 this wonderful festival has combined New Orleans tradition and jazz music to create a large fair-like experience. With some of the most recognized jazz musicians performing, they have combined their heritage with food, crafts, and events for everyone. This years Jazz Fest will be held on April 26th-May 5th, and will feature many well-known artists; some of them including: Billy Joel, The Black Keys, John Mayer, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Ben Harper, Maroon 5 and many more.
Now in its 44th year, the festival presents over five hundred bands on twelve stages performing virtually every style of music. “Jazz Fest” as it is affectionately known, draws almost a half million music and culture crazed fans from all over the world to the Fair Ground Race Course each spring. A true heritage festival, Jazz Fest stands alone in presenting the highest caliber artists in such varied genres as gospel, blues, traditional and contemporary jazz, rock, R&B, Cajun, country, zydeco and much more.
A big addition to this year’s Jazz Festival is the AXS TV live broadcast. Thanks to Shell and StubHub AXS TV will display an impressive array of artists LIVE. All headliners, discovery artists, and local musicians can be viewed throughout this new online live streaming. So, for those of you who cannot make it; you can still enjoy all the music from your home for free! AXS TV’s coverage of Jazz Fest will begin at 3pm ET/Noon PT each day and conclude at Midnight ET/9pm PT. Thus, offering music fans over 25 hours of live music over the 3-day broadcast! In addition to live concert coverage, AXS TV will also offer viewers behind the scenes access at the festival and artist interviews.
Jazz Fest is releasing a complete program guide in the coming days with updates throughout the festival. Additional updates, social engagement and bonus content will also be posted to the network’s website at www.axs.tv/jazzfest. This new, one-of-a-kind addition was created to bring fans and artists together, so that all can be a part of this unique New Orleans experience. Also available is the TuneIn Radio App that will allow listeners to enjoy the experience on the go. AXS TV has recently become the premiere destination for live music and events on television for the music community, and has covered numerous big artists in 2013 alone.