Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and The Eagles are among those  slated for next year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Petty and his band have been tapped for the event's first weekend, along with Al Green, Dr. John, The Dixie Cups, and Susan Cowsill.  Cowsill will take the stage for a salute to the late Box Tops frontman Alex Chilton.
The Eagles lead the list of performers for the second weekend, which will also feature Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Hornsby, the Levon Helm Band with special guest Mavis Staples, and Little Anthony and the Imperials.  Aaron Neville is expected to perform twice.  In addition to playing a solo set, he'll take the stage with the Neville Brothers.  Additional stars are expected to be added to the Jazz Fest lineup.  The 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is set for the New Orleans Fair Grounds.  The two-weekend event will take place April 27th through the 29th, and May 3rd through the 6th. Additional information, including a complete list of performers, is available at www.nojazzfest.com.