2015 New Orleans Jazz Fest first weekend complete schedule (via Nola)

The complete, daily schedule for theĀ 2015 New Orleans Jazz Fest, with performance times and stage assignments, has been released. Festival fans can now start mapping out their daily itineraries, and bemoaning the hard choices that are inevitable with 10-plus stages presenting live music simultaneously.

Longtime Jazz Fest producer / director Quint Davis — whose Festival Productions Inc.-New Orleans co-produces the festival with AEG Live — assembles the “cubes,” the building blocks of the festival schedule, himself. The cubes were unveiled during the “month out” press conference Tuesday morning (March 24) at the Fair Grounds, a month before the gates open for the festival.

Davis endeavors to create logical progressions on the main stages, and to pair local favorites with like-minded, more prominent national acts. An initial perusal of the schedule for the first weekend — Friday, April 24, through Sunday, April 26 — at the Fair Grounds revealed a number of clever pairings and priorities.

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