Written by Live Nation Staff • January 31, 2017
New Orleans Jazz Fest
The [New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival]((http://www.nojazzfest.com/info/) will run over two weekends, with over 500 musical acts perform across 12 stages. Though labeled as a “Jazz Fest,” the eclectic lineup covers not only artists of jazz backgrounds, but a stirring mixture of modern music’s most coveted artists. Among some of the most notable acts on the bill are Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Usher with The Roots, Maroon 5, Alabama Shakes, Stevie Wonder, NAS with the Soul Rebels, Lorde, Snoop Dogg, Kings of Leon, Earth Wind & Fire and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
The festival will take place at the Fair Grounds Race Course from April 28-30 and May 4-7. Originated in 1970, it celebrates the “indigenous music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana, so the music encompasses every style associated with the city and state: blues, R&B, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, Afro-Caribbean, folk, Latin, rock, rap, country, bluegrass and everything in between. And of course there is lots of jazz, both contemporary and traditional.”
Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.
The Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco and Music Festival will be returning to Southern California — where people can never get enough beer and tacos — for its fourth year this spring. A weekend filled with live music, lucha libre wrestling matches, complimentary beer tasting and gourmet tacos, Sabroso will take over the scenic Doheny State Beach in Dana Point on Saturday, April 8. Headlining the festival will be The Offspring and Sum 41, who made a big return last year with their first album as a five piece group, 13 Voices. Also performing will be Lit, Rival Sons, Unwritten Law and heavy metal mariachi band Metalachi.
Tickets for this flavorful fest will go on sale this Friday, February 3 at 10AM on their website.
Las Rageous Festival
Some of the biggest players in heavy metal will be bringing their hard rock sounds to Las Vegas this spring for the inaugural Las Rageous Festival in downtown Vegas. Taking place on April 21 and 22, the debut event will feature performances from Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Anthrax, Coheed and Cambria, Killswitch Engage, Breaking Benjamin, Of Mice & Men and more across two stages.
Charlie Benante of Anthrax stated in a press release, "We are looking forward to playing the Las Rageous festival, planning on making this first-time festival memorable.”
Of Mice & Men’s announcement of the festival marks their first performance planned without screamer Austin Carlisle. The band and singer announced his departure at the end of last year due to his health. Carlisle suffers from the incredibly painful Marfan’s Syndrome and has recently been told by doctors he can no longer perform with the band on full tours. We’re excited to see where OM&M take these new shows, and hoping the best for Carlisle in his more chilled-out musical endeavors.
Tickets for Las Rageous will go on sale Friday, February 3 at 10AM via Ticketmaster.
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