NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Aretha Franklin, Sting, Aerosmith, Beck, Jack White and Lionel Richie are among the headliners for the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Organizers on Tuesday released the music lineup for the festival scheduled for two weekends this spring — April 27-29 and May 3-6.

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Thousands of fans annually flock to the Fair Grounds Race Course where the festival features 13 stages and more than 500 acts. Festival producer Quint Davis notes the 2018 schedule includes “really special” performances by legendary artists such as George Benson, Smokey Robinson and Jerry Lee Lewis.

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In addition, the festival is planning a tribute to Fats Domino and a celebration of New Orleans’ 300th anniversary.

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