Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Carolina Chocolate Drops Scheduled To Perform At Jazz Fest 2012

Grammy-winning traditional black string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops will be performing at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (also known as Jazz Fest) on Saturday April 28. The band will perform on the Sheraton New Orleans Fais Do-Do Stage. After their stop at Jazz Fest, the Drops will continue their busy schedule throughout the remainder of the year. They have a slew of tour dates lined up from now until December. Also, the band recently released their fourth album, Leaving Eden, on February 27, 2012. The collection received positive reviews from music critics. Additionally, their original song, "Daughter's Lament," was featured on the soundtrack for the blockbuster film The Hunger Games, which opened last month.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is an annual festival that celebrates the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. It debuted in 1970 and is now one of the premier music festivals in the world. More than 300,000 music fans from across the globe attend Jazz Fest each year. Some of the biggest names in music have performed at the seven-day festival. The dates for this year's festival are April 27-29 and May 3-6. The festival is spread out over 12 stages and will host more than 450 musical acts from around the world. Some of the celebrated artists scheduled to hit the stage at this year's Jazz Fest include Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Herbie Hancock, Ne-Yo, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Al Green, Bonnie Rait, The Foo Fighters and The Beach Boys. So it's going to be a helluva party. For more Jazz Fest info, go to their website.

Related blog entry: The Carolina Chocolate Drops Bring Traditional Music To A New Audience

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