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Posted: Wednesday, 19 March 2014 9:57AM

Big name music acts streaming to New Orleans

Huge name musical performers are lining up to play in New Orleans.  Last night Miley Cyrus kicked off a series of big concerts in the coming weeks and months.

"If somebody is out there that we think works for New Orleans, we are going to go after it as much as we can to make sure that we can get it for us," Smoothie King Center and Mercedes-Benz Superdome General Manager Alan Freeman told WWL First News.  

He said they are pleased with their recent success, but not resting.

"We are working on a pretty big show for June... If we get it, it will be something that a lot of folks will be very, very happy for," the GM insisted.

He said it would be premature to say much more, but they are also working on another show that could sell out the Superdome... like One Direction has done for a performance in September.

"We've got some other things working for the fall," Freeman said.  "We've got four or five others...that are in a holding pattern right now.  We've been contacted with hold dates for this, and hold dates for that."

Here is a list of upcoming concerts in New Orleans:

Mar 21     Elton John (Smoothie King Center)
Apr 11     Kings Of Leon (Smoothie King Center)
Jun 07     Bruno Mars (Smoothie King Center)
Aug 03     Justin Timberlake (Smoothie King Center)
Aug 21    One Republic (Lakefront Arena)
Sep 25    One Direction (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
Oct 08     Katy Perry (Smoothie King Center)

The Buku Music and Art Project is also this weekend featuring The Flaming Lips, David Guetta, Ellie Goulding and Zedd.

Jazz Fest is the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May.  Some of the top performers include:

Eric Clapton
Bruce Springsteen & the E St. Band
Christina Aguilera
Arcade Fire
Robin Thicke
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
The String Cheese Incident
Trey Songz
Vampire Weekend
Aaron Neville
Foster the People
Public Enemy
The Avett Brothers
Chaka Khan
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters
Allen Toussaint
Charlie Wilson
John Fogerty
Alabama Shakes

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