The annual event returns to the Fair Grounds Race Course April 28-30 and May 5-7, organizers said. For the first time ever, a corporate sponsor, Shell, will help underwrite the event.
A number of local artists are on the bill as well, including Dr. John, the Rebirth Brass Band, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Clarence "Frogman" Henry and Michael White.
Also tapped to perform are Yolanda Adams, Hugh Masekela, Keb' Mo', Galactic, Terence Blanchard, Sonny Landreth and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
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