Simon & Garfunkel To Play First Weekend of Jazz Fest

Simon & Garfunkel to Play Jazz Fest 2010

Simon & Garfunkel
"We are proud to announce that American music icons Simon & Garfunkel will be making their first-ever appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell," Jazz Fest organizers said today. The Saturday, April 24, performance by Simon & Garfunkel will be the only chance to see the legendary duo in the U.S. this year. The Festival is scheduled for April 23 – May 2, 2010. "Over the years I've always enjoyed performing at Jazz Fest," said Paul Simon. "Everyone connected with the Festival, and in particular Quint Davis, has created an atmosphere that is both musical and enjoyable. I am looking forward to the opportunity to perform with my old friend Art Garfunkel at this year's Festival."

Simon & Garfunkel join previously announced artists Pearl Jam, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, The Neville Brothers, Lionel Richie, Allman Brothers Band, Anita Baker, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, Imagination Movers, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Darius Rucker, Irma Thomas, Gipsy Kings, The Dead Weather, Elvis Costello & the Sugarcanes, The Black Crowes, Drake, Teena Marie, Keely Smith, Jonny Lang, Band of Horses, Allen Toussaint and hundreds more at the 41st edition of the beloved Festival. (A complete weekend-by-weekend schedule is available at Jazz Fest's day-by-day schedule will be announced Wednesday, January 27.)

Tickets for the Festival, which takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course, are on sale now through Ticketmaster.

[Published on: 1/13/10]

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