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Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Maroon 5 to headline Jazz Fest

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/27/2017

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2016 file photo, Stevie Wonder arrives at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Lionel Richie in Los Angeles. BET announced Thursday, June 23, that Wonder will join Sheila E., D’Angelo, The Roots and Janelle Monae to honor Prince at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2016 file photo, Stevie Wonder arrives at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Lionel Richie in Los Angeles. BET announced Thursday, June 23, that Wonder will join Sheila E., D’Angelo, The Roots and Janelle Monae to honor Prince at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Maroon 5 and Dave Matthews are among some of the big names playing at this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

The lineup was announced Friday.

Organizers said more than 500 bands will be performing at the festival, which features a diverse array of musical styles.

Some of the other artists appearing including Snoop Dogg, Alabama Shakes, Kings of Leon, Pitbull and Widespread Panic.

The festival also features a huge number of artists from Louisiana and New Orleans, such as the Hot 8 Brass Band and Ellis Marsalis.

This year's festival will also spotlight Cuba, including performances by Cuban artists and a special area to highlight Cuban food, music and arts and crafts.

The festival takes place April 28-30 and May 4-7.

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