Harry Connick Jr., Lenny Kravitz, Smokey Robinson, Branford Marsalis, Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, Dave Brubeck and B.B. King are among scores of acts - some widely known, others with small but faithful followings - set for this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Others set for appearances during the festival's 35th anniversary run from April 23-May 2 include the Neville Brothers, Shaggy, Emmylou Harris, the Steve Miller Band and Irma Thomas.
Most of the acts take place on any of a dozen stages during the festival's Louisiana Heritage Fair, held at the Fair Grounds Race Course (Friday-Sunday, April 23-25, and Thursday-Sunday, April 29-May 2).
The Heritage Fair also includes three crafts fairs (folk, contemporary and African/African-influenced), and booths serving more than 100 different kinds of Louisiana foods. There are also concerts scheduled at various venues in New Orleans during the entire run of the festival.
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