There’s still no word on the lineup for Coachella 2013, but the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, next in line on the national festival circuit, released its lineup today with Fleetwood Mac, the Black Keys, Frank Ocean, Hall & Oates and Phoenix on the bill.

The festival returns for its 44th year starting April 26 with its usual eclectic mix of hundreds of performers, including NOLA favorites, classic rock acts and new bands.

Highlights this year include Phoenix, who are back on the road supporting a new album, new R&B standout and NOLA native Frank Ocean, blues youngblood Gary Clark Jr., hipster fashion icons Hall & Oates and Fleetwood Mac, The Black Keys, Trombone Shorty, John Mayer (no joke, his blues band is tops), Ben Harper, Jimmy Cliff, Willie Nelson and many more.

NOLA Jazz Fest is also the only festival that rivals the food pairings at Outside Lands with local favorites like fried chicken (some of the best I’ve ever had), seafood au gratin, boudin balls, cracklins and just about every other dish from the Cajun cookbook.

Jazz Fest Headliners

Friday, April 26

John Mayer

George Benson

Band of Horses

Dr. John

Gary Clark Jr.

Joshua Redman Quartet

Saturday, April 27

Billy Joel

Jill Scott

Allen Toussaint

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite

Rebirth Brass Band

Andrew Bird

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk

Sunday, April 28

Dave Matthews Band

Earth, Wind & Fire

B.B. King

Gipsy Kings

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

The Nevilles

Better Than Ezra


Thursday, May 2

Widespread Panic

Patti Smith


Roy Ayers

The 35th Anniversary Celebration of “One Mo’ Time!”

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Henry Butler

Theresa Andersson

Friday, May 3

Maroon 5

Willie Nelson & Family

Jimmy Cliff

Tab Benoit

Marcia Ball

Papa Grows Funk

Saturday, May 4

Fleetwood Mac


Little Big Town

Frank Ocean

The Little Willies

Los Lobos


Stanley Clarke / George Duke Project

Preservation Hall Jazz Band


Sunday, May 5

The Black Keys

Daryl Hall and John Oates

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Irma Thomas

Aaron Neville

Jeffrey Osborne

Taj Mahal & The Real Thing Tuba Band

The Meter Men with Page McConnell

There’s more info on the complete lineup, tickets, etc., on the official festival website.