The warm Louisiana sun has been showing itself more often and reminding students that summer vacation is drawing near. Students who are craving great live music this summer will have plenty of opportunities to choose from.
The first of the festivals will start off in late spring. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival, more commonly known as Jazz Fest, will begin April 26.
The 10-day event will include musical performances by Phoenix, Maroon 5, Frank Ocean, The Black Keys and Fleetwood Mac along with other acts.
The festival will not only fill the city with music, but it will also fill the bellies of participants; Jazz Fest celebrates Cajun cuisine, art and culture found within the city.
For those who find a 10-day festival overwhelming or those who cannot make it to Jazz Fest, the “Big Easy” has more to offer.
Essence Festival is July 4-7. The three-day festival, which will be in the Superdome, is headlined by Beyonce, and will also include performances by Trey Songz and Keisha Cole.
New Orleans will also be the on the list of cities The Black Crowes will stop in during their 2013 world tour. The Atlanta native Six-Piece will perform in New Orleans on May 4.
Some fans attending Tech may be disappointed about being in school during the concert. If fans cannot catch them in New Orleans on May fourth, more shows are scheduled for later in the month.
The Black Crowes will perform in Lake Charles on May 23 and then return to New Orleans on May 24.
This summer has something to offer those who are longing for the sounds of rap/hip-hop.
The creator of the critically acclaimed album “good kid, m.A.A.d city” will visit the boot-shaped state in mid-summer.
Kendrick Lamar, known for songs like “Swimming Pools” and “m.A.A.d city,” will be finishing up the last leg of the Verge Campus tour with Steve Aoki before heading down south to perform at the Baton Rouge River Center Arena on July 10.
For those who are north of Alexandria or looking to get out of the state, Dallas will serve as an alternative for all of the South Louisiana festivities.
Dallas will be a concert location for a variety of artists this summer. The Smashing Pumpkins will play in Dallas on May 14, only four days before The Dave Mathews Band performs on May 18.
Event goers who are looking to get more variety for their dollar can see Matt & Kim, The Avett Brothers and The Nocturnals together on June 1.
Dallas event goers can also get a taste of electropop and 90s music in June. The Postal service will be performing on June 3 and will be followed up by The Barenaked Ladies on June 13 in Dallas.
If music fans just can not find the time to see any of the previously mentioned acts, they may be able to catch John Mayer on July 13 in Dallas.
This summer will be packed with live music for listeners to experience. If people don’t get to see music this summer, it will no be because of a lack of options.
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