Thursday, April 28, 2011

Stream Performances from New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011

Anton Corbijn

The 42nd annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off today with a typically eclectic lineup featuring Arcade Fire, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, the Neville Brothers, Wilco, Jeff Beck and Allen Toussaint, among many others. If you can't make it down this year, you're in luck -- Rolling Stone will be broadcasting performances from the show online on May 7th and 8th.

The high-definition live webcast, which will stream on beginning at 6 p.m. CST on both days, will mirror the Festival as Jimmy Buffett, Arcade Fire and Wilco will be positioned alongside the Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas and Galactic. The webcast will also include interviews and a trip around the Fair Grounds to give viewers at home a sense of the Jazz Fest's unique character.

The full list of artists (broadcast schedule to be released early next week):

Arcade Fire
Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band
The Neville Brothers
Jeff Beck
Better Than Ezra
Allen Toussaint
Irma Thomas
Cowboy Mouth
Marcia Ball
The Dixie Cups
George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners
Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars
Wayne Toups & Zydecajun
The Soul Rebels
Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes
Fredy Omar con su Banda
We Landed on the Moon!
Gov't Majik the Dirty South Afro-Beat Arkestra
Renard Poche

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