NEW ORLEANS, LA Tuesday Feb.1.2005 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- It's not quite Mardi Gras, but the 36th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will still be a great party. Nelly, the Dave Matthews Band, Anthony Hamilton and singer-songwriter James Taylor are just some of the artists set to perform during the music festival, which runs from April 22-24 and April 28-May 1.

The event includes musical acts performing on 12 stages at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. Among the artists appearing on the diverse lineup are Elvis Costello, Los Lonely Boys, Wilco, the Roots, B.B. King, Randy Newman, the Neville Brothers, Buddy Guy, Jamie Cullum, Nickel Creek, Juanes and Isaac Hayes.

Tickets are on sale at the festival's Web site and Ticketmaster. Now through February 22, you can purchase daily tickets in advance for $20 each. After that, the price goes up to $25 per ticket and $35 at the gate.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.nojhf.org/.

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