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Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty and Maroon 5 top list of New Orleans Jazz Fest performers

UPI News Service, 02/09/2017 

Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty and Maroon 5 have been listed as some of the top acts set to perform at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

The line-up for the festival, revealed on Friday, features a varied mix of artists including Lorde, Kings of Leon, Nas, Alabama Shake, Pitbull, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds and Wilco.

"Started in 1970, 'Jazz Fest' continues to showcase the most important names in music both locally and nationally," the festival said. "Celebrating four and a half decades of musical and cultural memories, 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."

Jazz Fest 2017 will take place at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course during the weekends April 28 through April 30 or May 4 through 7 and will feature about 500 artists.

Other acts include Earth, Wind & Fire, Meghan Trainor, Patti LaBelle, Elle King and Snoop Dogg.

The festival will also include a tribute to the late Buckwheat Zydeco and a special program dedicated to the music of Cuba featuring nearly a dozen Cuban artists, according to Rolling Stone.

Information regarding travel and ticket prices can be found on the festivals website.

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