Jazz Fest 2013: Friday, April 26
11:20 am: Henry Gray and the Cats
Howlin' Wolf's main pianist and a feature on those classic Excello sides of the Sixties.
12:40 pm: The New Orleans R&B Diva Revue feat. The Dixie Cups, Jean Knight, and Wanda Rouzan w/the Brian Quezergue Band
The gals behind "Iko Iko" and "Mr. Big Stuff," along with the city's leading trad-jazz diva.
2:05 pm: George Porter, Jr. & Runnin' Pardners
Congo Square Stage
Horn-driven funk from the legendary Meters bassist.
5:30 pm: George Benson
The legendary jazz and R&B guitarist behind "Breezin'," "Give Me The Night," and the classic '70s remake of "On Broadway."
Jazz Fest 2013: Saturday, April 27
11:25 Am: Alex McMurray
The "Tom Waits of the Ninth Ward" is one of the city's great modern songwriters.
12:20 pm: Herbert Hardesty & the Dukes
Herb was Fats Domino's saxophone man for most of his career. A true New Orleans master!
1:30 pm: Lil Buck Sinegal’s Blues Band
Buck is a South Louisiana legend for his guitar work on the Excello label.
2:45 pm: Deacon John
He played guitar on many famous New Orleans R&B hits of the '60s, and now John's single-handedly keeping jump blues alive in the city.
3:30 pm: Allen Toussaint
The mastermind behind New Orleans Soul of the late Fifties and early Sixties, and also quite a bit of legendary funk.
5:15 pm: Billy Joel
The "Piano Man" returns to bang out his impressive array of huge '70s and '80s pop hits.
Jazz Fest 2013: Sunday, April 28
11:20 am: The Blues Masters feat. "Big Al" Carson
The hilarious and booming King Kong of Bourbon Street Blues.
12:15 pm: Clive Wilson’s New Orleans Serenaders with guest Butch Thompson
People's Health Economy Hall Tent
These cats played with the legends of traditional NOLA jazz while they were still alive, so they know how to keep the legacy alive.
1:40 pm: Little Freddie King Blues Band
Hypnotic blues grooves and frightening tales from a very weird life.
2:55 pm: Luther Kent & Trickbag
The local R&B band of the Seventies, featuring a singer who once fronted Blood, Sweat and Tears (!).
4:15 pm: Honey Island Swamp Band
Sheraton New Orleans Fais Do-Do Stage
Perhaps the best roots-rockers in the city, pioneers of what they call "Bayou Americana."
5:30 pm: Earth, Wind & Fire
Congo Square Stage
The core group's still here, the ones who helped invent modern R&B and inject spirituality into the funk.