2015 New Orleans Jazz Festival Thursday Tickets Are Most Expensive On Secondary Market

(UPDATE 4/29/15) New Orleans Jazz Fest will be holding its second weekend starting on Thursday. On the secondary market, Jazz Fest tickets have an average price of $529.59 for a four-day pass. Thursday will be the most expensive single day of the festival with an average price of $262.93. The least expensive single day will come on Saturday with an average price of $177.60. Friday currently has an average price of $199.28, while Sunday’s single day average is $178.82. Saturday may be the best deal, as the cheapest day is includes one of the most packed lineups, featuring Elton John, Ed Sheeran and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

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2015 New Orleans Jazz Festival Tickets Averaging 45% Less Than 2014

(4/9/15) Starting on April 24, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is two weeks away from its 45th year. However, prices will be well below the average price of New Orleans Jazz Fest tickets on the secondary market last year. There is, though, a much higher inventory of tickets available on the secondary market in 2015. With very limited inventory last year, the average secondary market price was $326.76.

2015 New Orleans Jazz Fest tickets have an average price of $179.24 across all available secondary market listings. The festival will span over two weekends, with three days during the first weekend and four days during the second. A three-day pass for New Orleans Jazz Fest tickets has an average price of $235.98. The average price for individual days during the first weekend is $121.20, $119.69 and $126.74.

A four-day pass for the second weekend has an average price of $281.36. The second weekend will start on Thursday, which has an individual day average of $176.34, the most expensive single day of the festival. The following three days have average prices of $146.89, $141.82 and $138.20.

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Elton John & The Who Headline 2015 New Orleans Jazz Festival

Elton John, The Who and No Doubt are just three of the star names who will head to New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this spring after being confirmed as headliners for the city’s 45th annual musical celebration.

 

Keith Urban, Widespread Panic and Jimmy Buffett are also confirmed to join over 500 performers at the legendary event, which takes place over seven days and across 14 stages at the Fair Grounds Race Course.

Kicking off on April 24, the opening night will welcome the likes of Urban, Hozier, Jimmy Cliff and Tedeschi Trucks Band, with The Who, John Legend, Ryan Adams and Robert Cray scheduled for the following day, and Pitbull, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga joining Buffett near the top of the bill on the Sunday.

Following a four-day break, the festival will resume on Apr 30 with Third World, Alison Krauss & Union Station and The Word all opening up for Widespread Panic. May 1 will see Anthony Hamilton, Chicago and No Doubt take to the stage, with Elton John, Ed Sheeran and T.I. confirmed for May 2, and Steve Winwood, The O’Jays and Kacey Musgraves helping to bring proceedings to a close alongside a soon-to-be-revealed headliner on May 3.

Although most of the A-list names involved are from the worlds of pop, rock, country and R&B, there are plenty of jazz acts to be found further down the bill such as Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, while over 80% of the artists hail from the Louisiana area including Allen Toussaint, Jerry Lee Lewis and The Meters.

Tickets for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will go on sale this week, so be sure to keep checking back on TicketIQ for the latest information on one of the biggest events on the US festival circuit.

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