These Are Not ‘Rumors;’ Band To Headline 50th Anniversary Music Festival
The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival may get not get what it wants from the Rolling Stones, who were forced to cancel due to Mick Jagger’s health issue but, as that famous song says, “if you try sometime you find you get what you need.”
And that is exactly what JazzFest got, finding Fleetwood Mac (and others) to replace the Stones.
The band featuring Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie but not Lindsey Buckingham (who was fired last year) will play Thursday, May 2 as that day’s headliner. But it won’t a stand-alone show like the Stones. Officials were going to shut down the other stages for the Stones but things will be like every other day during Fleetwood Mac.
Slight schedule adjustments have been made as a result. Big Sam’s Funky Nation will be playing and additional 25 minutes and Ziggy Marley an additional 30 minutes.
To fill up the suddenly-available other stages, these local bands have been added to the lineup: Lena Prima, Sean Ardoin, Egg Yolk Jubilee, the 101 Runners, Javier Gutierrez & Vivaz, Kyle Roussel, Andy J. Forest & the Swampcrawlers, and Zena Moses.
Refunds are being given for those who played $125 and $250 to see the Stones. JazzFest posted this information on its website:
All General Admission tickets for May 2 will be refunded in full.
Ticketholders will receive their refunds at their initial point of purchase:
- Orders on Ticketmaster.com will be refunded by Ticketmaster
- Superdome/Smoothie King purchases will be refunded at Smoothie King Center starting Wednesday, April 10
- Orders purchased via a third party must seek refund from the third party
So it’s Fleetwood Mac. So much for PubClub.com’s suggestion of a massive Jimmy Buffett tailgate party. Instead of “Gypsies in the Palace,” there will be “Gypsies.”