Celebrate the music and culture of New Orleans, as AXS TV—the country's premier destination for live music festival coverage—proudly presents the 45th Annual 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. For the second-consecutive year, the network is giving viewers unprecedented access to the world-famous event, broadcasting over 24 hours of live coverage each afternoon at 3pE/12pP, from Thursday, May 1, through Sunday, May 4 with StubHub returning as the Official Broadcast Partner.
The coverage will kick-off each day with an exclusive half-hour pre-festival special, "Countdown to Jazz Fest." Entertainment expert Kristen Aldridge serves as host, exploring the unparalleled and unique atmosphere of the Festival. Joining Aldridge is TV personality Savannah Buffett, providing in-depth artist interviews and highlighting the nightlife outside of the Jazz Fest grounds. Each 'Countdown' show will air at 3pE/12pP.
An explosive lineup gets things started on Thursday, May 1, with Jason Isbell, Galactic, Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, The String Cheese Incident, and Santana. Thursday's coverage will repeat that same evening at 10pE/7pP, and Friday, May 2 at 8aE/5aP.
Then, on Friday, May 2, tune in for performances from Irma Thomas, Anders Osborne, Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys, Marcia Ball, Vampire Weekend, and Alabama Shakes. Friday's coverage will repeat that same evening at 10pE/7pP, and Saturday, May 3 at 8aE/5aP.
Saturday, May 3, features Bonerama, Honey Island Swamp Band, Theresa Anderson, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Better Than Ezra, and Phish. Saturday's coverage will repeat that same evening at 10pE/7pP, and Sunday, May 4 at 8aE/5aP.
The weekend comes to a close on Sunday, May 4, with Voice of the Wetlands Allstars, The Revivalists, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk with special guest Art Neville, The Radiators, Arcade Fire, and John Fogerty. Sunday's coverage will repeat that same evening at 10pE/7pP, and Monday, May 5 at 3pE/12pP.
Additionally, AXS TV will deliver the ultimate interactive front-row experience with on-air prompts and exclusive shareable content, as well as social media conversations with Aldridge, Buffett, and other fans, on AXS TV's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. To receive updates and additions to the broadcast lineup, fans are encouraged to visit AXS TV's website, axs.tv, and the network's social media platforms.
Summary of AXS TV's 2014 JazzFest Lineup* (Does Not Represent Broadcast Order) *Lineup Subject To Change
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters
The String Cheese Incident
Friday, May 2, 2014
Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys
Saturday, May 3, 2014
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Honey Island Swamp Band
Better Than Ezra Bonerama
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Voice of the Wetlands Allstars
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk w/ special guest Art Neville