LOS ANGELES – April 24, 2014 – Celebrate the music and culture of New Orleans, as AXS TV-the country’s premier destination for live music festival coverage-proudly presents the 45th Annual 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. For the second-consecutive year, the network is giving viewers unprecedented access to the world-famous event, broadcasting over 24 hours of live coverage each afternoon at 3pE/12pP, from Thursday, May 1, through Sunday, May 4 with StubHub returning as the Official Broadcast Partner.
The coverage will kick-off each day with an exclusive half-hour pre-festival special, “Countdown to Jazz Fest.” Entertainment expert Kristen Aldridge serves as host, exploring the unparalleled and unique atmosphere of the Festival. Joining Aldridge is TV personality Savannah Buffett, providing in-depth artist interviews and highlighting the nightlife outside of the Jazz Fest grounds. Each ‘Countdown’ show will air at 3pE/12pP.
An explosive lineup gets things started on Thursday, May 1, with Jason Isbell, Galactic, Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, The String Cheese Incident, and Santana. Thursday’s coverage will repeat that same evening at 10pE/7pP, and Friday, May 2 at 8aE/5aP.
Then, on Friday, May 2, tune in for performances from Irma Thomas, Anders Osborne, Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys, Marcia Ball, Vampire Weekend, and Alabama Shakes. Friday’s coverage will repeat that same evening at 10pE/7pP, and Saturday, May 3 at 8aE/5aP.
Saturday, May 3, features Bonerama, Honey Island Swamp Band, Theresa Anderson, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Better Than Ezra, and Phish. Saturday’s coverage will repeat that same evening at 10pE/7pP, and Sunday, May 4 at 8aE/5aP.
The weekend comes to a close on Sunday, May 4, with Voice of the Wetlands Allstars, The Revivalists, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk with special guest Art Neville, The Radiators, Arcade Fire, and John Fogerty. Sunday’s coverage will repeat that same evening at 10pE/7pP, and Monday, May 5 at 3pE/12pP.
Additionally, AXS TV will deliver the ultimate interactive front-row experience with on-air prompts and exclusive shareable content, as well as social media conversations with Aldridge, Buffett, and other fans, on AXS TV’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. To receive updates and additions to the broadcast lineup, fans are encouraged to visit AXS TV’s website, axs.tv, and the network’s social media platforms.
*Lineup Subject To Change
|Thursday, May 1, 2014||Friday, May 2, 2014|
|Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters||Alabama Shakes|
|Jason Isbell||Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys|
|The String Cheese Incident||Irma Thomas|
|Saturday, May 3, 2014||Sunday, May 4, 2014|
|Theresa Anderson||John Fogerty|
|The Dirty Dozen Brass Band||The Revivalists|
|Honey Island Swamp Band||The Radiators|
|Better Than Ezra||Voice of the Wetlands Allstars|
|Bonerama||Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk w/ special guest Art Neville|
ABOUT AXS TV
As TV’s premier destination for live music festival broadcasts, AXS TV delivers relevant, unpredictable and irreverent programming by presenting unfiltered access to today’s top comedians, newsmakers, musical entertainers and their performances. Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing the best in music programming and festivals, comedy performances, current events and mixed martial arts promotions. Indicative of the network’s dedication to music programming, AXS TV Concerts is the official 2014 TV broadcaster of the prestigious Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (April 18-20), Stagecoach Country Music Festival (April 25-27) and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (May 1-4). AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also distributed in Canada and the Caribbean. For more information, visit the website, www.axs.tv; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter,@axstv; on Instagram; Tumblr and YouTube.
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