Jazz Fest accepting band applications

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is accepting applications through Tuesday for bands wishing to perform at the 2014 festival.

Approximately 85 percent of the bands selected to play at Jazz Fest are Louisiana acts. Competition for the remaining festival slots is highly competitive.

Applicants are encouraged to submit applications online at nojazzfest.com/apply before midnight Tuesday.

If acts do not have access to the online application, press kits can be mailed or dropped off to: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Attn: Music Production, 336 Camp St., Suite 250, New Orleans, LA, 70130.

The festival requests one submission only per group. Press kits must include a recording, bio, photo, press clippings and contact information. A current email address is required if you wish to receive application status notification.