JazzFest (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

For two weeks every April, New Orleans hosts one of the nation’s biggest music festivals. It’s officially titled the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, though most just call it JazzFest. Every year it features a huge range of artists–and not just jazz but rock, roots, blues, gospel and otherwise. Fans from around the country, and the world, flock to the city to see some of the most exciting live music around.

This weekend, for everyone who wasn’t able to make it, iClips will stream highlights from the festival, including performances by [lastfm]Arcade Fire[/lastfm], [lastfm]Jimmy Buffett[/lastfm], [lastfm]Wilco[/lastfm], the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Neville Brothers[/lastfm], [lastfm]Jeff Beck[/lastfm] and many others. The shows with be broadcast on Rollingstone.com and iClips at 6pm CT (7pm ET, 4pm PT) on May 7 and 8. The broadcast will include approximately four hours each night of performances, interviews, tours of the grounds, and more.

Other artists included in the webcast are [lastfm]Allen Toussaint[/lastfm], [lastfm]Cowboy Mouth[/lastfm], [lastfm]Better than Ezra[/lastfm], [lastfm]Marcia Ball[/lastfm], [lastfm]The Dixie Cups[/lastfm], [lastfm]George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners[/lastfm], [lastfm]Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars[/lastfm], the [lastfm]Soul Rebels[/lastfm], [lastfm]Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes[/lastfm], and many others. Check iClips for more info.

For a taste of the action, check out this home video of [lastfm]Jimmy Buffett[/lastfm] playing at JazzFest in 2008:

And [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jeff Beck[/lastfm] from JazzFest 2010, playing the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Curtis Mayfield[/lastfm] classic “People Get Ready”:

iClips and Rollingstone.com will offer video streaming highlights from additional festivals this summer, including Summer Camp, Mountain Jam, Electric Forest and others to be announced.

Read a first-person account of this year’s JazzFest

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  1. RainbowRay says:

    I dedicate that video above (Brown eyed Girl) to Fiona, my Brown Eyed darling and love of my life! CHeers honey as I get EVER SO CLOSE To California but boy am i evry “Humongously Fatigued”! I’m pursuing RainbowRay and Eric’s Mirror for you as well stickybuns, so hang in there snookums! XXXXOOOO


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