New Orleans is always alive with music, from the bars of Bourbon Street to the jazz clubs of Frenchmen Street. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival—“Jazz Fest” to its friends—is an annual celebration of the unique music and culture of New Orleans, taking over the Fair Grounds Race Course each Spring.

For the first time Jazz Fest will be live streaming the festival, presented by DELL and in partnership with YouTube Presents! The broadcast will combine live music from across the next three days with pre-recorded highlights from last weekend.

It may be Jazz Fest by name, but it’s not entirely jazz by nature. The diverse lineup this weekend includes Bon Iver, Tom Petty, Trombone Shorty, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, My Morning Jacket and many more. We’re adding artists all the time, so check-out the official Jazz Fest channel for the latest schedule.



The stream begins at 12pm PT today and runs through 6pm this Sunday. Enjoy!

Tim Partridge, music marketing manager, recently watched The Beastie Boys - No Sleep Till Brooklyn