Live music from Stevie Nicks, Kool & The Gang and much more at the New Orleans Jazz Fest.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

When: May 3, 2020
11AM -7PM

Where:
New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course
1751 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70119

What:
Headliners:
Stevie Nicks, The Lumineers, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, John Prine, Kool & the Gang

Tickets: $85 – $275+
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Dead & Company will be live at the New Orleans Jazz Fest.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

When: May 2, 2020
11AM -7PM

Where:
New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course
1751 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70119

What:
Headliners:
Dead & Company, Lizzo, The Isley Brothers, Keb’ Mo’, Nicky Jam

Tickets: $85 – $275+
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Lionel Richie live in New Orleans at the NOLA Jazz Fest.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

When: May 1, 2020
11AM -7PM

Where:
New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course
1751 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70119

What:
Headliners:
Lionel Richie, Wu-Tang Clan featuring The Soul Rebels, Aaron Neville, Of Monsters and Men

Tickets: $85 – $275+
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The Black Crowes live in New Orleans.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

When: April 30, 2020
11AM -7PM

Where:
New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course
1751 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70119

What:
Headliners:
The Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Brittany Howard, The War And Treaty, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials

Tickets: $85 – $275+
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The Jazzfest is in New Orleans and will feature The Who.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

When: April 25, 2020
11AM -7PM

Where:
New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course
1751 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70119

What:
Headliners:
The Who, The Avett Brothers, H.E.R., The Revivalists

Tickets: $85 – $275+
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Foo Fighters, Erykah Badu, Brandi Carlile, Norah Jones, Buddy Guy, Chris Isaak and more at the 51st Jazz Fest in New Orleans.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

When: April 26, 2020
11AM -7PM

Where:
New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course
1751 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70119

What:
Headliners:
Foo Fighters, Erykah Badu, Brandi Carlile, Norah Jones, Buddy Guy, Chris Isaak

Tickets: $85 – $275+
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Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Costello & The Imposters live in New Orleans.
Jazz Fest presents Lenny Kravitz live in New Orleans.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

When: April 24, 2020
11AM -7PM

Where:
New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course
1751 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70119

What:
Headliners:
Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Anthony Hamilton, Big Freedia

Tickets: $85 – $275+
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The Jazzfest is in New Orleans and will feature The Beach Boys.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

When: April 23, 2020
11AM -7PM

Where:
New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course
1751 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70119

What:
Headliners:
The Beach Boys, Maggie Rogers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Nile Rodgers & CHIC

Tickets: $85 – $275+
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Two major companies have announced plans to locate headquarters on the Northshore. Ampirical Solutions and Medline are slated to build two new headquarters in the area.

Ampirical Solutions LLC based out of Mandeville is an electrical infrastructure firm that specializes in design and construction of electrical substations and switchyards, protective relays and controls, transmission lines, distributions lines and related infrastructure. Customers include investor-owned utilities, municipalities, industrial plants, electrical cooperatives and independent power producers.

The company wants to take the existing St. Tammany Parish locations and combine them into the new 78,000-square foot corporate headquarters on a 5.5-acre site. The new building, located near Covington, will create 400 direct jobs over the next 10 years. The average salary will be more than $85,000 and will include the existing 120 current Ampirical employees. Indirect jobs are expected to be around 350 construction jobs that will result in a $20 million capital investment. The project is projected to be completed by the end of 2020 and would not be taking place without the help from the Louisiana Economic Development, Greater New Orleans Inc. and St. Tammany Corporation.

Medline Industries is the largest privately held company that is both a manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies and clinical programs. The company, based out of Illinois, wants to build a medical distribution center near Covington. The new center will manage packaging and shipment of all medical supplies ordered by the individual health care providers of the Southeast U.S. region, including items such as exam and surgical gloves, face masks, isolation gowns, reusable textiles, incontinence products, electrosurgical products and housekeeping supplies, according to the Louisiana Economic Development press release.

The 53-million dollar distribution center will be located north of I-12 and LA 21. The new building will replace the existing distribution center between Covington and Goodbee. The 800,000 square foot facility will create over 460 new jobs and retain the existing 36 jobs.

“As a member of the Louisiana community for more than a decade, we are very pleased to continue to grow as an employer and investor in the state,” said Bill Abington, executive vice president of global operations for Medline. “With health care growing so rapidly in the region, the location is ideal for easy access to health care providers while also letting us maintain and grow our current team. We are grateful to the state, Louisiana Economic Development and officials in St. Tammany Parish who have recognized the potential of the project and worked to bring it to fruition.”

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St. Tammany Parish residents are familiar with the I-12 traffic especially after the May 26, 2018 crash that closed the highway for hours leaving commuters stranded on the eastbound side. The state Department of Transportation and Development is ready to begin the first phase of the $55 million I-12 widening project.

The first phase of the three phase project will be completed by James Construction Group based out of Baton Rouge, LA. The two and a half year first phase will cover 3.26-miles of I-12 between US 190 and LA 59 which over 76,000 vehicles travel per day. A third lane will be added in both directions along with widening bridges over U.S. 190, Ponchitolawa Creek and the Tammany Trace.

“This (first) project is just one phase in the overall three-phase plan to widen this critical corridor to reduce traffic congestion along I-12 and strengthen this section as a vital economic corridor,” DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson said.

Funds to complete the first phase will come from federal transportation dollars. Funds belonging to the federal transportation that were not used by other states were given to states that had obligated all of their federal highway funding.

“The widening of I-12 in St. Tammany Parish is a project that has been on the books for years but was not able to move forward due to funding,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a statement.

As for phase two, which will include widening LA 21 and US 190, will take place west of the first phase. Bids for the second phase will be looked at in the Spring of 2020. Cost will be covered for phase two with a $25 million federal grant, $5 million from the state and $7.2 million from St. Tammany Parish.

Plans are also being made for the third phase that will widen I-12 from LA 1077 to LA 21.

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