Rod Stewart steps in for Aretha Franklin at New Orleans Jazz Fest


Rod Stewart will headline New Orleans Jazz Fest on Saturday, April 28, stepping in for Aretha Franklin who on the advice of her doctors is unable to perform.

In a written statement, Ms. Franklin’s management stated:

Aretha Franklin has been ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest completely for at least the next two months.  She is extremely disappointed she cannot perform at this year’s New Orleans Jazz Fest as she had expected and hoped to.