Summer 2014's 40 Must-See Music FestivalsFrom Jazzfest to Electric Daisy Carnival, a guide to the season's biggest and loudest bashes
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New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
When: April 25th-May 4th
Where: Fair Grounds Race Course, New Orleans, Louisiana
Why Go: An eclectic crowd-pleaser for all ages, the Jazzfest has expanded to feature big name rock and R&B acts like Bruce Springsteen, Vampire Weekend and Christina Aguilera. The event’s local heritage is still present with performances by Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue and Rebirth Brass Band.
15 Must-See Acts: Springsteen, Vampire Weekend, Arcade Fire, Robin Thicke, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Alabama Shakes, Chaka Khan, Big Freedia, Solange, Aguilera, Charlie Wilson, Eric Clapton, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, Santana, Aaron Neville