Juvenile, Drake Perform With R&B, Jazz Legends

New Orleans rapper Juvenile and Canadian import Drake will share the stage with an all-star lineup of legendary Jazz and R&B artists during The 41st Annual Jazz Fest.

The rappers will perform alongside artists like Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Lionel Richie, Pearl Jam and former Hootie & The Blowfish front man Darius Rucker.

"It's just a way cool thing that Jazz Fest is so broad that it can embrace all these different things, all these different artists," festival producer, Quint Davis told the Times-Picayune.

Hundreds of acts - mostly from New Orleans - will perform during this year’s festival, which takes place from April 29-May 2.

In addition to Juvenile, hometown favorites like The Neville Brothers, R&B legend Irma Thomas and Trombone Shorty will make appearances at the festival.

A number of acts will hit the stage for the first time during the festival, including The Dead Weather, rapper Drake and Anita Baker.

The event takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course. Tickets to the 41st Annual Jazz Festival go on sale December 22.